Obituary for Rachael O'Donnell (Burgard)
Rachael Rita O'Donnell, 47, of Piedmont, went to Paradise on Monday, February 12, 2018.
She is survived by her children April O' Donnell (Joshua Bolden), Chloe O'Donnell (Denver Thomason), and Brier Rose Bergen, her grandchildren Olivia Thomason and Zain Bolden, her parents Diane and Bruce Pakkala and her birth father Billy Burgard.
With the nickname "Cali Queen", Rachael was the life of any party and had a sense of humor that made her the jokester of family. She had the rhythm of music in her heart and was a great dancer and good cook who loved being at the beach. She will be remembered as being a supportive, loving mother who was adventurous, generous, and spontaneous. Taken young, she will live on through her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her partner Devajae Jones, her grandparents; Rita and George Bunyea, Goldie and Claude Burgard and her beloved Aunt Myrtle.
The celebration of life will be held on February 16, 2018 at Rachael's home at 2:00 pm until the party is over.