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Janie Busenburg


Janie, 89, of Sun City West, passed away February 18, 2023. She was born September 25, 1933 in Springhill, Lousiana. She married the late Gary Buseburg in 1957, and they lived together in Springfield for twenty years before relocating to Santa Monica.Janie is survived by four children: Dennis White, Richard White, Laura Carson and Lee Ryan. She is also survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Janie was predeceased by her loving husband in 2004.
Lilly was an accomplished musician, performing internationally as a concert cellist for over 30 years with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She passed her appreciation of music to all her children. Lilly was immensely proud of her family, and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories. As her health declined, she often repeated the quote: “When I die, I’d like to come back as a cello.”
Janie will be buried in the National Cemetery in Phoenix with her husband Gary on March 10, 2023. Please join Janie’s family in sharing memories, pictures or videos on her tribute wall at www.caminodelsol.com.