The Tri-County Obituary Project

Huerfano County, Pueblo County, and Las Animas County, Colorado.

The Tri-County Obituary Project Coordinator is Louise Adams .
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Burbach, Esther C.
Esther C. Burbach - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 1999 - Esther C. Burbach, 79, passed away Aug. 20, 1999. She is survived by her husband, William Burbach- children, Carol (James) Sajbel and Clifford W. Burbach- grandchildren, James T. (Catherine) Sajbel, Christopher M. (Michelle) Sajbel, Arron, Jason and John Burbach- great-grandchildren, Sara, James T.III, Paul M. and Megan Sajbel, Amanda James and Brittany Burbach- niece, Lois E. (Leonard) Benny- nephew, Jack (Doris) Lackey- and numerous other relatives and friends. She is predeceased by brother, John L. (Verna) Lackey- and sister, Bernadine (Charles) DeJarnett. Esther retired from the Colorado State Hospital as a psychiatric technician. She was a member of King of Kings Lutheran Church and the Order of Eastern Star. Esther was a loving wife and mother and was a devoted grandmother who loved to garden, cook and travel. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Burbach, Esther R.
Esther R. Burbach - Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2001 - Esther R. Burbach passed away May 17, 2001, in Pueblo. Esther was born Jan. 18, 1909, in Chicago, Ill., to Frank and Christine Gruber Smalley and had lived in Pueblo since her childhood. She was employed at Crews-Beggs and Joslins for 44 years before her retirement in 1971. Mrs. Burbach was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and the Zonta International Club in Pueblo and was active in the Good Shepherd Quilters Club. She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Mike Radiff; and brother, Max (Shirley) Radiff. Her survivors include her brother, Arthur Smalley of Pueblo; sister, Irene Kimble of Denver; her nieces and nephews who were like children to her, Dan (Lisa) Radiff, Tom (Sabrina) Radiff, John (Carolyn) Radiff, Sandy Radiff, Kathy (Bobby) Graham, all of Pueblo; Larry (Marilyn) Radiff, Sherry (Bill) Cooper, both of Arizona; Richard Porter of Wyoming; Cindy (Bill) Robbins of Montana; and Tracy (Bill) Walker of Commerce City; as well as several cousins and great-nieces and nephews. Cremation, Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2001, in the Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 W. Evans, with the Rev. Randy Bolt officiating. The family expresses their sincere thanks to Home Health Care and to Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their compassionate care. Donations in memory of Mrs. Burbach may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Burbach, William W.
William W. "Bill" Burbach - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2004 - William W. "Bill" Burbach, 80, passed away March 11, 2004, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Aug. 4, 1923, in Keota, Colo., to Conrad Burbach and Anna Elizabeth Arndt, who preceded him; along with his wife, Esther C. Burbach; daughter, Carol Ann Sajbel; and siblings, John Burbach, Pauline Burbach. Survived by son, Clifford W. Burbach; grandsons, Jimmy T. Sajbel, Chris M. Sajbel, Aaron W. Burbach, Jason W. Burbach, John C. Burbach; son-in-law, James T. Sajbel; daughter-in-law, Yolanda Burbach-Hendrex; numerous great-grandchildren; and friends. Bill was a member of King of Kings Lutheran Church, Eastern Star, Free Masons, Shriners, and the Elks Lodge No. 90 BPOE. Bill was a Veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II having served in the Philippines and received the Purple Heart. He worked at the CF&I as assistant superintendent of payroll and received the 40-year Merit Award, and the State of Colorado Racing Commission. Bill enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and the family dinners. He also enjoyed his yearly fishing trips, traveling to Reno and Missouri. Visitation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Burch, Cecile V.
Cecile V. Burch - Pueblo Chieftain - July 10, 1986 - Cecile V. Burch, Castle Rock, June 30, 1986. She was married to Jesse Burch in 1919, in Garden City, Kan. He passed away in 1980. Mother of Irvin (Lou) Burch, Charlotte, N.C.; Arly Burch, Pueblo; Lester (Florence) Burch, Commerce City; Walter (Iona) Burch, Pueblo; and Leora (Jim) Alexander, Ogden, Utah. Grandmother of 20 and great-grandmother of 22. She was a charter member of First Baptist Church of Castle Rock. Service, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church, Castle Rock. Interment, Hampden Memorial Gardens, Denver.

Burch, Cynthia Lynette
Cynthia "Cindy" Lynette Burch - McKinney Courier-Gazette - October 31, 2004 - McKinney, TX - Cynthia "Cindy" Lynette Burch, 32, of Allen, passed away Oct. 29 in McKinney. Cindy was born July 1, 1972 in McKinney, to Lyndal Briant and Barbara Lynn (Haney) Burch. She was of the Baptist faith and was very active in the Special Olympics. In 1993 she lit the Olympic Torch in the opening ceremony. She is survived by her brothers, Steve and his wife, Tammy Burch of Allen and Jerry and wife, Tereasa of Trinidad, Colo.; niece, Stephanie Burch; aunt & uncle, Brenda and Bennie Self of Blue Ridge and uncle & aunt Benny and Jo Haney of Clovis, N.M.; several cousins and many friends. Cindy is preceded in death by her parents; and nephew, Duwaine Burch. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday at Van Alstyne Cemetery in Van Alstyne with the Rev. Duane Attaberry officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

Burch, William D.
William D. (Billie) Burch - Pueblo Chieftain - February 13, 2006 - William D. (Billie) Burch, 68, born May 5, 1937, in Mt. Dora, N.M., passed away Feb. 11, 2006, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by parents, Kenneth and Netty Burch. Survived by sons, Bill (Tina), Kenneth (Gloria), Gordon, Andy (Ana); brothers, Frank (Betty), Robert (Marion); sister, Pauline Thurston; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Monday at Imperial Memorial Chapel.

Burchell, Celina R.
Celina R. Burchell - Pueblo Chieftain - March 25, 1987 - Celina R. Burchell, 59, late of 2626 Lake Ave., Space 36 died March 24, 1987. Survivors include children, Paul (Patty) Garbiso, Pueblo Paul (Patty] Garbiso, Pueblo, Lucille (Derek) Isaac, Colorado Springs, Harold (Pat) Garbiso, San Diego, Calif., Edith (Felix) Gallardo, Pueblo, George (Sandra) Garbiso, San Diego, and Donna Burchell, Pueblo. Fifteen grandchildren and numerous brothers and sisters also survive. Cremation. Memorial services and Mass of the Resurrection, 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Francis Church, with the Rev. Edward Pettit officiating. Family will receive friends after 6 p.m. evenings at 2033 Driftwood, home of daughter, Edith Gallardo.

Burchett, Cecil W.
Cecil W. Burchett - Pueblo Chieftain - February 18, 2000 - Cecil W. Burchett, born May 7, 1924, passed away unexpectedly at his home Feb. 16, 2000. A native Coloradoan and longtime Pueblo resident, he graduated from Avondale School in 1942. He worked for Jackson Chevrolet and Vidmar-Mathis Motor Co. of Pueblo. He retired from CF&I. He served in the U.S. Navy 1942-45, serving on the USS Saratoga during World War II. He was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon with one Silver Star and three Bronze Stars and was a disabled veteran. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Pueblo Aerie No. 145. Preceded in death by his wife, brother and parents. Survived by daughter, Joanie Elaine (Jim) Goolsby, Security, Colo.; son, Dick William (Scottie) Burchett of Alexander, Ark.; brother, Harold Lee Lewis of Cheraw, Colo.; grandchildren, William (Denise) Goolsby II and Timothy Goolsby, all of Security, Colo., Heather (David) Woody of Pueblo West, Serena, Sara and Suzanne Burchett of Jacksonville, Ark; and great-grandchildren, Brandon and Andee Foster and William Goolsby III, all of Security, Colo., and Katelyn Glory Woody of Pueblo West. He is also survived by his special friends and loved ones in the Hunter family, Gladys, John, Sandy and children. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Gene Anderson officiating.

Burchett, Verner R.
Verner R. Burchett - Pueblo Chieftain - December 03, 1999 - Verner R. Burchett, 94, died in the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center, La Junta, on Dec. 2, 1999. He married Margaret (Wolover) on Jan. 25, 1941, in Greeley, Colo. Together they owned and operated Hub Clothing Store in Las Animas for 39 years. Margaret preceded him in death on June 13, 1990. Graveside service, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at Fort Lyon National Cemetery.

Burchfield, Mercedes Inez
Mercedes Inez Burchfield - Denver Post - September 02, 1997 - Mercedes Inez Burchfield of Thornton, a homemaker, died Aug. 25 in Thornton. She was 73. Services were Friday at Assumption Catholic Church. Interment was in Highland Cemetery. She was born March 10, 1924, in Walsenburg. On Nov. 5, 1945, she married Ralph J. Burchfield in Key West, Fla. She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Legion of Mary. She also served as a eucharistic minister, a catechism instructor and a mission rosary worker. She is Survived by her husband; five sons, Ralph Burton, Pensacola, Fla., and Ronald Stephan, Thomas Martin, Charles Gene and Shawn David, all of Thornton; and two daughters, Virginia Joyce Russell, Arvada, and Roberta Ann Pacheco, Thornton.

Burchik, Mary B.
Mary B. Burchik - Pueblo Chieftain - December 15, 1997 - Mary B. Burchik, 79, passed away Dec. 13, 1997. Survived by husband Steve M. Burchik - children, Kathleen (Mark) Carter, Bob (Connie) Burchik- grandchildren, Chad and Chelsie - sisters, Ann (Frank) Taravella, Francis Vislosky - brothers, John (Helen) Kochevar, Edward J. (Midge) Kochevar - brother-in-law, Charles Gaede- sisters-in-law, Lee Kochevar, Bertha (Jim) Mismash, Millie Burchik - numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by brother, Albert Kochevar - brother-in-law, Joe Burchik and sister-in-law, Ann Gaede. Mary was a devoted housewife and loving mother. She belonged to the Slovenian Women's Union of America and Pueblo Aerie No. 145 Ladies Auxiliary. In lieu of flowers or food, donations may go to Catholic Social Services in her memory. Vigil service, 7 p.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Holy Family Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at the Holy Family Parish Hall following the interment.

Burchik, Steve M.
Steve M. Burchik - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2000 - Steve M. Burchik, 84, passed from this life Jan. 2, 2000. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary, of 57 years. He is survived by his children, Bob (Connie) Burchik, Kathleen (Mark) Carter; and grandchildren, Chad and Chelsie Burchik. Steve was preceded in death by his sisters, Catherine Burchik, Mary (Dan) Dushan, Ann Gaede and Bertha (Jim) Mismash; brothers, Joseph Burchik and Charles Kattnig; sisters-in-law, Frances Vislosky, Ann (Frank) Taravella, Adeline Kochevar and Mildred Burchik; brothers-in-law, John (Helen) Kochevar and Charles Gaede; and numerous nieces and nephews. Steve belonged to Knights of Columbus, Lions, Elks, Life Underwriters, Metropolitan Veterans Association, Boy Scouts of America, Nocturnal Adoration Society, Sierra Club, St. Vincent de Paul and numerous other organizations. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to the Elks #90 scholarship fund. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Tuesday and burial service 2 p.m. Wednesday. Both services at Our Lady of the Meadows Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens, with military honors.

Burciago, Marcelino A.
Marcelino A. Burciago - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2000 - Marcelino A. Burciago, 74, died Jan. 2, 2000, at his home in Colorado Springs. He retired from civil service at Ft. Carson as a heavy equipment mechanic in 1980 and from Widefield school District 3 as a custodian in 1991. He served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946. Mr. Burciago was born to Pablo and Gertrudes (Armendariz) Burciago on June 2, 1925, in Crowley, Colo. He married Theodora Arguello on Jan. 31, 1947. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mary Ellen, Colorado Springs, and Rosa (Roger) Herron, Denver; five sons, John Richard (Paula), David (Tracy), Joe (Nancy) and Marc, all of Colorado Springs, and Mario (Linda), Canon City; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Feliciano and Frank, California, and Marcos, Avondale; one sister, Alexandra Baca, Rocky Ford; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rosary, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, Holy Family Church in Security, Colo., 331 Main Street. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Girls and Boys Club of Rocky Ford.

Burden, Dona Fern
Dona Fern Lakin Erskine Burden - Pueblo Chieftain - June 22, 1999 - Dona Fern Lakin Erskine Burden, 78, of Pueblo, passed away Friday, June 18, 1999. Born on Oct. 30, 1920, the daughter of Florence May Wigren Lakin and Arthur Pitcher Lakin. She was married in the Salt Lake City Latter-day Saints Temple to Maxwell Gordon Erskine. He died in March 1949. She then married Robert Ross Burden in 1950. She is survived by her husband, Robert- son, Gordon D. (Pauline) Erskine of Lakewood- daughter, Claudia L. (Eugene) Marvin of Willow Springs, Mo.- grandchildren, Cynthia (Tim) Hull of Brighton, Mo., Edward and Eric Marvin of Pleasant Hope, Mo., and Catherine Marvin of Willow Springs, Mo.- a sister, Lila Winward of Salt Lake City, Utah- and two nephews and four nieces. Funeral service will be held at the Garden Chapel on Thursday, June 24, 1999, at 11 a.m. Interment at Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 7-9p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Donations may be made in her memory to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Burden, Robert Ross
Robert Ross Burden - Pueblo Chieftain - March 17, 2005 - Robert Ross Burden, 89, passed away March 14, 2005, in Pueblo, Colo. Born Aug. 7, 1915, in Burden, Kan., to Robert and Tot Burden, who preceded him along with his loving wife, Dona Burden; and sister, Nita Hearne. Survived by his children, Gordon (Pauline) Erskine of Lakewood, Colo., Claudia (Eugene) Marvin of Willow Springs, Mo.; grandchildren, Cynthia (Tim) Hull, Edward Marvin, Eric (LaDonna) Marvin, Catherine Marvin; great-grandson, Zane Hull; brother, James (Betty) Burden; and sister-in-law, Lila Winward. Robert retired in 1979 after 38 years as a federal meat inspector at the American Stores Packing Plant. Visitation, 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, with funeral service to follow at 2 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the American Cancer Society in his memory through the funeral home office.

Burdette, Lois Ruth
Lois Ruth Burdette - Pueblo Chieftain - March 31, 2006 - Lois Ruth Burdette. Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away March 28, 2006, in Pueblo. Ruth was born Jan. 16, 1919, in Wheaton, Mo., and had lived in Pueblo since 1943. She was an active member of the Southwest Church of Christ. Mrs. Burdette is survived by her husband of 66 years, Joseph William Burdette; her children, Margaret (Jim) Bateham of Cody, Wyo., William (Kathryn) Burdette of Leavenworth, Kan., Charles (Linda Sue) Burdette of Manchester, N.H.; brother, George Utter of Wheaton, Mo.; sisters, Nora Levitch of Wheaton, Mo., and Jane Jones of Purdy, Mo.; as well as five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2006, Southwest Church of Christ, 1635 S. Pueblo Blvd. Donations in memory of Mrs. Burdette may be made to the Longmont Children's Home through the church.

Burdick, Ralph C.
Ralph C. Burdick - Pueblo Chieftain - July 12, 2000 - Ralph C. Burdick, 75, of Lamar, died July 10, 2000. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Thursday, July 13, 2000, at the Lamar First Baptist Church. Graveside funeral services, 10 a.m. C.S.T. on Friday, July 14, 2000, at the Sutphen Mill Cemetery near Chapman, Kan. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Valley Memorial-Lamar Chapel. Memorial contributions to the Gideon's or to Lamar First Baptist Church.

Burg, Mary Ewing
Mary Ewing Burg (nee Glickauf) - Pueblo Chieftain - January 22, 2000 - Mary Ewing Burg (nee Glickauf), 77, passed away Jan. 18, 2000. Born March 17, 1922, in Chicago to Lucy Hyde Ewing and Joseph S. Glickauf. Predeceased by devoted husband, Lawrence Edward Burg, Feb. 4, 1989. Survived by beloved children, Kenneth Lawrence (Kathleen Wunderly) Burg of State College, Penn., Bruce Edward (Judith) Burg of New Lenox, Ill., Louise Ewing Burg (David Pechek) of Pueblo and Mary Ellen Burg (Donald Bales) of Olympia, Wash.; grandchildren, Vernon (Demetria) Davis of Los Angeles, Max (Linda) Burg of Chicago, and Antonio and Ricardo Lazo of Boulder; and special friends, Patricia Leanhart of Dora, Mo., and Mary Lou Ernst and Fan Hatton, both of Pueblo. Mary married Lawrence Burg on Jan. 10, 1942. Together they raised four children and contributed to their church and community. Mary devoted over 25 years as an educator and administrator to The Faulkner School, a college preparatory school in Chicago. She was a member of the Christian Science Church, including The Mother Church in Boston and her local branch churches beginning with the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Chicago, which her grandparents Lucy Hyde and Adlai Thomas Ewing helped found. Over the years, Mrs. Burg served her church as Second Reader, Sunday School teacher and superintendent, head librarian of Reading Room and many board positions. As a teacher, she was admired for her creative methods, long hours and her respect for and willingness to help each student. She began her career as a part-time kindergarten teacher at The Faulkner School while she pursued a college education. After obtaining her bachelor's degree and teaching credentials, she headed the science and math program in Faulkner's elementary grades. Later she taught English in various grades through freshman in high school. Mrs. Burg finished her career at Faulkner as Dean of Students and retired in 1981. While raising her four children, Mrs. Burg served her community as a foster parent, member of their block club and as a scout leader for the Boy Scouts of America. She led a life devoted to the cause of children. In 1988, Mrs. Burg and her husband retired to Pueblo. After his passing, she taught preschool at the McClelland School. She later moved to San Jose and worked at Twelve Acres, a facility for disabled Christian Scientists. She returned to Pueblo to live with her daughter, Louise, and helped raise her grandchildren, Antonio and Ricardo. Mary also volunteered at the Pueblo YWCA's crisis shelter for battered women and children. She was a devoted member of the local Christian Science church, having served on the board and as Reading Room librarian. Mary was an accomplished seamstress, enjoyed playing bridge, and was an especially avid and astute Scrabble player. Her first love and forte was the study of English. She will be missed for her terrific sense of humor and her love of fun and laughter. Several months ago, Mrs. Burg moved to The Pueblo Regent retirement residence, where she enjoyed the friendships of many of the residents and staff. Mary's recent illness was eased by the tender loving care of Parkview doctors, nurses and home health care aides and loving spiritual help from Rev. Earleen Cornell. Mary passed away peacefully. At her request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at The Unitarian Universalist Church, 110 Calla Avenue. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pueblo YWCA Family Crisis Shelter or a memorial book fund for the Pueblo Library District through the funeral home office.

Burg, Oscar
Oscar Burg – Basalt Journal – August 16, 1902 – Thirteen men lost their lives in the late coal mine explosion at Bowen. The last bodies recovered were those of Joe Gordon, colored; L. P. Jensen and Oscar Burg.

Burger, Anna
Anna Burger - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 1986 - Anna Burger, 92, passed away Oct. 27, 1986. Survived by one sister, Eleanora Secora; son-in-law, Hez H. Salsbury; two grandchildren, Hez A. (Orma) Salsbury, Elenora (John S.) Koehn, all of Pueblo, and numerous great-grandchildren. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, Cedar Hill Cemetery, Castle Rock. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Burger, Gary
Gary Burger - Pueblo Chieftain - October 29, 2004 - Gary Burger, 67, of Pueblo West, passed away Oct. 27, 2004. Born April 29, 1937. Preceded in death by son, Eugene Baros Jr.; father, Archie Burger; grandson, Abram Baros. Survived by loving wife, Genevieve Burger; daughters, Jamie (Dave) Schriner, Jenelle (Angel) Cortes, Jolee (Darin) Elderkin, Judy (Dave) Alarid, Sharon Baros, Jeannie (Gary) Jimenez; mother, Lucille Burger; brother, Claude (Joann) Burger; sister, Karen (Kent) Jones; also survived by 31 grandchildren. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, at Romero Chapel. Relatives and friends will be received at Romero Courtesy Hall after service.

Burger, Myrtle E.
Myrtle E. Burger - Pueblo Chieftain - August 15, 1986 - Myrtle E. Burger, a resident of Gresham, Ore., for the past two years, passed away Aug. 13, 1986. Mrs. Burger is survived by one son, Arnold E. Burger of Gresham, Ore.; four daughters, Bernice G. Bachi of Fort Myers, Fla., Vera V. Harris and Lela E. Dougherty, both of Karval, Colo., and Norma L. Brown of Gresham; 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, with the Rev. George Dunn of the Mennonite Church officiating. Interment will be at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Burgeson, Patricia Ann
Patricia Ann "Pat" Burgeson - Colorado Springs Gazette - January 23, 2009 - Patricia Ann "Pat" Burgeson, 78, of Colorado Springs, died on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at Longmont United Hospital in Longmont, Colorado. She was born on August 24, 1930 in Dallas, Texas to Elzie B. and Dorothy Marie (Tucker) Berry. Pat and her parents moved to Colorado Springs in 1946 where her father opened a decorating and furniture business. She has lived in Colorado Springs for over 60 years and she graduated from Colorado Springs High School in 1949. She married Ernest H. Burgeson on July 29, 1966 in Castle Rock, Colorado. Mrs. Burgeson worked for several years in civil service in Colorado Springs. After retiring, she opened a day care in her home, retiring in 1989. She was a charter member of the Village Seven Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs. She was an avid crafter, seamstress, scrapbooker and she enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Pat's husband, children, and grandchildren were the focus of her life. Survivors include her husband Ernest H. "Ernie" Burgeson of Colorado Springs; 3 daughters, Shara Lewis of Grand Junction, CO, Christina Ammon of Peoria, AZ and Gloria D'Arcy of Firestone, CO; 3 sons, Steve Kilpatrick of Colorado Springs, Larry Kilpatrick of Greeley, CO and Eric Burgeson of Iceland; 20 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. She is also survived by a cousin, Carol Granato of Pueblo, CO, and several second and third cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter, Hannah Kilpatrick. A memorial service to celebrate Pat's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 26th at the Village Seven Presbyterian Church (4055 Nonchalant Circle South) in Colorado Springs. Memorial gifts may be made to the City of Hope Hospital, where her granddaughter Hannah Kilpatrick was treated before passing away of cancer in 1994 at the age of 14, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado or to the Village Seven Presbyterian Church in care of Moser Funeral Service, 3501 S. 11th Avenue, Evans, Colorado 80620.

Burgess, Allan Clyde Jr.
Allan Clyde Burgess Jr. - Pueblo Chieftain - May 29, 1999 - Allan Clyde Burgess Jr., 32, went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on May 26, 1999, following a lengthy illness. Allan was born April 29, 1967, in Albuquerque, N.M. Allan is preceded in death by his father, Allan Clyde Burgess Sr., on Feb. 11, 1980- grandmothers, Rose Valverde in February 1999and Frances Bush in 1998- and grandfather, Bill Bush, in 1996. Survived by his loving mother, Florence Ayala- stepfather, Simon Ayala- a brother, Simon Ayala Jr. - two nieces, Alejandra and Aahiyah- and numerous other relatives and friends. Allan graduated from Central High School Class of 1985. He enjoyed diving and swimming. He was very artistic and creative. Allan will be greatly missed by his family, friends and home care nurses. The Burgess and Ayala families extend a heartfelt "thank you" to Dr. Gesa Lamers and everyone at SCAP. At Allen's request, cremation has taken place. , 2 p.m. Sunday, Christ Congregational Church, 1003 Liberty Lane, Rev. Karen Sorenson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to SCAP in Allan's memory through the funeral office. The family will receive friends at the church hall following the service.

Burgess, Bernice
Bernice Burgess - Pueblo Chieftain - September 13, 1998 - Bernice Burgess, 84, passed away Sept. 12, 1998. Survived by her daughters, Joanne (Del) Cornelison, Beverly (Ken) Krohn, both of Pueblo- grandchildren, Jerra (Bob) Harr, Gina (Joe) Pantaleo, Roy (Lisa) Smith, and Shelley Smith- and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Russell Burgess- and nine brothers and sisters. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, 1-5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Burgess, DoraJane
DoraJane (D.J.) Burgess – Pueblo Chieftain – October 13, 2006 - Sunrise June 16, 1937, Sunset, October 12, 2006. She laughed, she cried; she lived, she died. No services. Cremation.

Burgess, Raymond D.
Raymond D. Burgess - Pueblo Chieftain - April 01, 2000 - Raymond D. Burgess, 85, of Ordway, died March 30, 2000. Services, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Ordway Assembly of God Church. Burial, 2 p.m., Fort Lyon National Cemetery. [No additional information available.]

Burgh, William C.
William C. Burgh - Weekly Ignacio Chieftain - September 25, 1914 - Body Cut in Two by Train - Pueblo - Because his wife filed suit for divorce, William C. Burgh, 34, an engineer at the Minnequa steel plant, hurled himself beneath a Denver & Rio Grande passenger train in the Union Depot yards. His body, cut completely in two by the wheels, was found by members of the train crew after the jar had been felt beneath the wheels. Mrs. Burgh charged her husband with drunkenness and acting in a peculiar manner. Burgh was a member of the Woodmen of the World and other fraternal orders.

Burianek, Clarence A.
Clarence A. Burianek - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 1997 - Clarence A. Burianek, longtime resident of Pueblo, died Saturday afternoon, Sept. 6, 1997. He was born on a small farm in Shannon, Ill., Aug. 22, 1915, to Frank Mirosh Burianek and Addie Brantner Burianek and moved to Pueblo in October 1958. Beloved husband for 58 years of Caroline V. Burianek, who preceded him in death April 16, 1997. Loving father of Penny (Ray) Bertrand, San Carlos, Calif., Jon (Nancy) Burianek, Boulder, Colo., Lynn (Bill) Betts, Lynchburg, Va., Peter (Diane) Burianek, Longmont, Colo., and American Dad" of Jurg (Beatrice) Hugli, Kehrsatz, Switzerland. He shared his love with 19 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Clyde and Norma Burianek, and brothers-in-law, Frank Vavrinek and Harold Spencer. Clarence was active in numerous community and church boards and committees. He was a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the Illinois Bar Association. He served in the Navy during World War II. He worked at the First National Bank of Chicago from 1931 to 1958 and then moved to Pueblo to start the Trust Department at the Pueblo Bank and Trust Co., in 1958, retiring in 1980. He was an active board member of the Pueblo YMCA, the first president of the Pueblo Youth Ranch, a member of Rotary International, the creative force behind the Rocky Mountain Conference United Methodist Foundation, as well as serving on the board of trustees at the University of Southern Colorado. There will be a service on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 107 E. Routt, with the Rev. Ross Kershaw officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church of Pueblo, The Pueblo Youth Ranch, The University of Southern Colorado Foundation or the Pueblo Nature Center. In all he did, he was always willing to share his time and talents along with his ever present sense of humor and keen sense of fairness.

Burick, Jeanette Ann
Jeanette Ann Burick – Pueblo Chieftain – October 20, 2006 - Jeanette Ann Burick, 85, born Nov. 3, 1920, passed away Oct. 16, 2006. She is survived by her brother, Henry J. (Catherine) Burick; nephews, Kevin Burick, Daniel J. (Megan) Burick, Robert (Judi) Burick, William Grosso and James Grosso; and nieces, Nancy (Bob) Broda and Betty Ann Burick. Jeanette retired from the Department of Social Services. Viewing, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, Holy Family Church. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Burk, Annie M. Barber
Annie M. Barber Burk - Pueblo Chieftain - January 05, 1999 - Annie M. Barber Burk, 99, formerly of Rocky Ford, died Jan. 2 in Denver. Graveside services, Wednesday, Jan. 6 at Valley View Cemetery, Rocky Ford, Rev. Ken Smith officiating. [No additional information available.]

Burk, Kenneth R.
Kenneth R. Burk - Pueblo Chieftain - January 02, 2000 - Kenneth R. Burk, 76, passed away Dec. 30, 1999, in Pueblo. Survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Betty Burk; daughters, Peggy (John) Bieker, Linda (David) Watson and Jackie (Darrell) Olson; and son, Kenny Burk, all of Pueblo, son, Mike Burk of Springfield, Colo.; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also survived by brothers, Karel (Mary), Ervin (Clara) and LeRoy (Cheryl) Burk, and sisters, Edna Mae and Jane. Mr. Burk retired from CF&I as a foreman with 33 years of service and was a lifetime member of Elks Lodge 611 in Florence, Colo. Viewing, Sunday, noon until 5 p.m. and Monday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Funeral service, Tuesday, 2 p.m. at George McCarthy Historic Chapel followed by interment at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association through the funeral home office.

Burk, Nellie M.
Nellie M. Del Duca Burke - Pueblo Chieftain - February 05, 2006 - Nellie M. Del Duca Burke, 86, passed away Feb. 3, 2006. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.

Burke, Andy
Andy Burke - Pueblo Chieftain - October 03, 2005 - Andy Burke, 62, passed away Sept. 21, 2005. Survived by his wife, Nancy Burke; sister, Elizabeth Stephenson; nephew, Dane Stephenson; niece, Beth Stephenson, all of Denver; brothers, Michael (Jenny) and Patrick (Margo); and sister, Kathleen, all of Florida; and several nieces and nephews also of Florida. Preceded in death by his father, Andrew Allen Burke II, and mother, Betty Jo Burke. Andy was a kind and caring person who will be greatly missed by all those who loved him. Cremation with graveside inurnment service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Per Andy's request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pueblo Catholic Charities.

Burke, Angela L.
Angela L. Burke - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 1999 - Angela L. Burke, age 85, passed away April 12, 1999. Survived by her brothers, Albert (Florence) Snider and Stanley Snider of Pueblo, Colo. - sister, Mae Barnes of Denver, Colo. - and special niece, Sharon (Don) Dye of Pueblo, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Emmet J. Burke- parents, Joseph and Frances Snider- and numerous brothers and sisters. Burial will take place in Duluth, Minn.

Burke, Donald E.
Donald E. Burke - Pueblo Chieftain - September 19, 2000 - Donald E. Burke, 63. Oceanside, CA. Donald E. Burke, 63, died September 3, 2000. Born March 10, 1937, in Aberdeen, South Dakota, he lived in Pueblo from 1972 to 1982. He lived in Oceanside, California for the last 13 years. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Ironworkers prior to his retirement. Mr. Burke is survived by his wife, Donna F. Burke of Oceanside, CA., father Easton Burke of Aberdeen, South Dakota, sister Barbara Smart of Ottumwa, IA., daughter Hollie MacMaster of Firestone, CO., step-daughter Cassy Grieve of Oceanside, CA., step-son Jeff McDonald of Fallbrook, CA., grandchildren Carlie MacMaster, Dillon MacMaster, Morgan Grieve, Ryan Foster, Malia McDonald, Talia McDonald, Niko McDonald, Shane McDonald, Kiana McDonald. A memorial service was held in Vista, CA. on September 8, 2000. The family suggests memorial donations to San Diego Hospice, 4311 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA., 92103.

Burke, Edmund L.
Edmund L. Burke – Walsenburg World – January 23, 1922 – Can You Help Locate Relatives of Burke – Edmund L. Burke, a member of Royal Gorge Lodge No. 59, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, of Pueblo, Colo., died at Highland Park, Illinois, January 1, 1922. Burke was from 1903 to 1906 employed by the Rio Grande as engine watchman at Walsenburg and was familiarly known as Dad Burke. He also lived for a time at Santa Clara. Anyone knowing of the relatives of the deceased will be doing a kindness by notifying John O. Keefe, at Highland Park, Illinois.

Burke, Grace E.
Grace E. Burke - Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2002 - Grace E. Burke, 71, went to be with her Lord on Nov. 27, 2002. Survived by her devoted husband, Glen Burke, of the family home; daughter, Karen Burke; and grandson, Torrey, of Bellingham, Wash.; son, Dwight (Michelle) Burke; and grandchildren, Danielle, Joshua and Jacob, of Greeley, Colo.; son, Hal (Devon) Burke; and granddaughter, Logan, of Pueblo; son, Ronald Burke, of Pueblo; brother, Marvin Miles, of Pueblo; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her parents, Bert and Maude Miles; sister, Alice Selvedge; and brother, Duane Miles. Born March 27, 1931, in Pueblo, Colo., and was a lifetime Pueblo area resident. Grace and Glen were married on Oct. 11, 1951, and celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary last month. Grace was a devoted member of First Presbyterian Church and was co-owner of Burke's TV Sales. She retired as a nurse from Sangre de Cristo Hospice, but continued to work there part time. She also volunteered selflessly for the Interfaith Hospitality Network. She loved animals and was a member of both the National and Pueblo Humane Societies as well as the Pueblo Animal Welfare and Protection Society. These words describe Grace: joy, hope, peace, love, faith, gentleness, non-violence, courage to stand up against injustice, humanitarianism, daily acts of kindness, compassion and love, sensitive to the needs of others who are hurting, acting to relieve suffering, soften your heart and humbleness. Most of all, she will be greatly missed. There will be no viewing. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, at First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court Street, with the Rev. Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make memorials to either the Interfaith Hospitality Network or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through the funeral home.

Burke, John C.
John C. Burke - Pueblo Chieftain - December 23, 1998 - John C. Burke, 80, of Florence died Dec. 13, 1998. He was born June 20, 1918, in Las Animas, Colo., to Samuel and Jessie (Reilly) Burke. On Jan. 17, 1946, he married Bernice Griemaman in Raton, N.M. He graduated from Centennial High School in 1935. He enjoyed his family, traveling, golfing, hiking and playing cards with his friends. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after serving in World War II, South Pacific Campaign. He was a Christian and was retired from the U.S. Post Office as a parcel post carrier. Survived by wife- children, Phyllis Martensen, Diana (Bob) Andrew and Cathy (Mike) Roque, all of Pueblo- special friend, Ray Tomsick, Pueblo West- brother, William Thompson, Bethesda, Md.- sister, Colleen Hopkins, Tucson, Ariz.- grandchildren, Tamara (Greg) Mitchell, Alisha Martensen, Bodi Andrew, Robert Andrew, Adrian Roque and Adam Roque- and great-grandchildren, Kylee and Cody Mitchell. Preceded in death by sister, Dorothy Davis, and grandchild, Stacey Martensen. Private family service. Local cremation through Holt Family Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers and food, contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Colorado through the Holt Family Funeral Home, 806 Macon Ave., Canon City, Colo.

Burke, Mattie
Mattie Burke - Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 1997 - Mattie Burke, 88, passed away Nov. 23, 1997. Funeral services, 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Wiley Untied Methodist Church. Interment, Wiley Cemetery. [No additional information available.]

Burke, Thomas
Thomas Burke - Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 1925 - Burke, Thomas, age 45 years, died January 7, at his apartments in this city. Body is being cared for by T. G. McCarthy & Sons, McCarthy block. Pueblo Chieftain - January 9, 1925 - The remains of Thomas Burke were forwarded Wednesday afternoon by T. G. McCarthy & Sons to Minneapolis, Minn., for interment.

Burkepile, Lillian Pearl
Lillian Pearl Burkepile - Pueblo Chieftain - November 20, 2001 - Lillian Pearl Burkepile went to meet her Savior Nov. 19, 2001, at the age of 99 years. Preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Clifford Burkepile; son, Charles; infant daughter, Leona; infant grandson, Ronald; and great-grandson, Andrew Ricken. She was born to Charles A. and Barbara C. Beilter Hundt at St. Johns, Kan., Dec. 26, 1901. Left with many precious memories are daughter, Irene (Ivan) Smith, Orondo, Wash.; sons, Donald (Judy), La Junta, Colo., Ivan (Jimmie Jean), Arkoma, Okla., Ross (Marlies), Pueblo, Colo., and Glen (Dorothy), Wenatchee, Wash.; 23 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces. "Grandma" will be greatly missed by all her many friends and the caring staff and residents of the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center West Wing Nursing Home. Family prefers contributions in memory of Lillian to the activities department of the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at graveside at Mountainview Cemetery in Manzanola, Colo., at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2001.

Burkett, Viola
Viola Burkett - Pueblo Chieftain - February 26, 1987 - Viola Burkett, 59, of Colorado Springs died Feb. 25, 1987, at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs. Funeral service, 3 p.m. Friday at Imperial Gardens Cemetery in Pueblo with the Rev. Chris Munro. Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday at Swan-Law Funeral Directors Inc. Mrs. Burkett was born March 10, 1927, in Alamosa and has been a resident of Colorado Springs since 1958. She married William Burkett on June 19, 1946, in Pueblo. She was a member of VFW Post No. 4051 Auxiliary and the Trinity United Methodist Church and was a homemaker. Survivors include husband, William Burkett; two sons, William Burkett II of Kenal, Alaska; Richard Burkett, Fairbanks, Alaska; two daughters, Janet Walters, Lakewood; and Amy Burkett, Colorado Springs; and seven grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Colorado Boys Ranch.

Burkett, Walter Ray
Walter Ray Burkett - Colorado Springs Gazette - April 8, 2007 - Walter Ray Burkett entered God's presence on March 30, 2007. He was born in Pueblo, Colorado on February 11, 1932 to Joe and Ruth Burkett. He was preceded in death by his parents and loving wife Rosemary (Rorabaugh). Walter is survived by his sister Doris Houser of Pueblo and children Charles Thomas and Mary Beth Griffith (Ed) of Colorado Springs and Mary Ruth Burkett of St. Francis, Kansas; grandchildren Daniel, Calieb, and Meaghan Griffith as well as nieces and nephews and other loving family and friends. Walter graduated from Pueblo Central High School in 1951. He became one of the first teenage radio disk jockeys in Pueblo. He was a member of the Old Time Radio Society of Denver and Colorado Springs. Walter continued his education at SMU, and received BA and Masters Degrees in Education from Colorado State College. He enjoyed a rewarding career as a teacher. Walter chose to serve his Lord through the United Church of Christ, being a member of First Congressional Church of Colorado Springs. He served as a Lay Minister in Colorado and on the Indian Reservation in North Dakota. Walter was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge, a member of The Order of the Eastern Star and a life time member of the Order of DeMolay. He was a long time supporter of the Masonic youth groups. Walter's love and friendship were shone in many ways. He expressed his creative side through making greeting cards and decorating gifts so beautifully that the recipient was hesitant to open them. Each one was a special gift from his heart. In Lieu of flowers the family has set up a memorial fund, at ENT federal credit union, for youth groups.

Burkhart, Clayton M.
Clayton M. Burkart - Pueblo Chieftain - January 04, 2001 - Clayton M. Burkart, born Sept. 24, 1968, in Hays, Kan., passed away Jan. 1, 2001. Preceded in death by his mother, Carla Jean. He is survived by his loving wife of four years, Jodi Burkart; beautiful daughter, Riley Jean Burkart; parents, Thomas and Darlene Burkart; brothers, Kevin C. (Kelly) Burkart and their children, Kayce, Jordyn and Carly Jo Burkart, all of Pueblo, Anthony Baumhover of Mesa, Ariz.; sister, Sabrena (Darik) Fernandez of Long Beach, Calif.; grandparents, Ted and Dorothy Burkart of Hays, Kan.; and aunt, Linda (Dan) Steffen of Hays, Kan. Also survived by numerous aunts and uncles of Roseville, Calif., and a few hundred close personal friends. Clayton was a 1987 graduate of Pueblo County High School. He will be deeply missed by all who had the opportunity to know him. He was a successful and devoted husband, father, son and brother. Clayton enjoyed the outdoors, hunting with his father and his annual camping trips with his buddies. He spent a lot of time tinkering in his garage. Visitation, 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers contributions may be made to the Clayton Burkart Memorial Fund for the benefit of Riley Jean Burkart through Pueblo Bank and Trust.

Burleson, Barbara M.
Barbara M. Burleson - Pueblo Chieftain - September 14, 1997 - Barbara M. Burleson, 68, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 12, 1997. Survived by her husband, Robert Burleson- children, Diana (Gary) Belveal, Kevin Burleson, Deborah (Tom) Davis, Lloyd and Daniel Burleson- brother, David (Donna) Raymond- sister, Anetta Boyd- seven grandchildren- and one great-granddaughter. , 10 a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Reception will follow the service at Imperial Gardens Reception Hall.

Burleson, Bennett
Bennett Burleson – Eagle County Blade – November 29, 1906 – Actuated, it is believed, by jealousy, David Babb shot and killed his cousin, Bennett Berlus, at the ranch of the latter near Earl, about twenty miles east of Trinidad, on the Santa Fe railroad, on November 21st. Babb mounted his horse and escaped. Eagle County Blade – December 20, 1906 – David Babb, who is charged with the murder of his wife's cousin, Bennett Burleson, at Earl, thirty miles east of Trinidad, was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Coney at Trinidad, where he entered a plea of not guilty and waived a preliminary hearing. He was removed back to the county jail and his bond was fixed at $3,000, which he was not able to furnish.

Burleson, Rufus C.
Rufus C. Burleson - Pueblo Chieftain - January 26, 1987 - Rufus C. Burleson, 85, passed away on Jan. 23, 1987, at his home. Mr. Burleson is survived by his wife, Viola, of 66 years on Jan. 22, 1987. He also is survived by five children, Robert L. (Barbara), Peggy Shelhammer, both of Pueblo, Evelyn (D.L.) Slagle of Kennewick, Wash., and Floyd G. Burleson of California. Preceded in death by two sons, Lyn R. and Lloyd Burleson. Survived by two sisters, Myrtle (Earl) Reynolds, Whinnie (Gilbert) Dale, both of Burnet, Texas. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great great-grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends. Mr. Burleson has been retired for several years and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Visitation hours from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. today and Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m. at Imperial Funeral Home. Funeral service at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Imperial Chapel. Interment, Garden of Devotion, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made in his behalf to the Pueblo Cancer Society through Imperial Funeral , Home.

Burleson, Sharon Kay
Sharon Kay Burleson - Colorado Springs Gazette - March 21, 1995 – Sharon Kay Burleson, 48, a homemaker, died March 20, 1995, at home in Colorado Springs. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel of Roses, with the Rev. Marvin Carlson officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. Mrs. Burleson was born Jan. 3, 1947, in Holly to James I. and Frances Harper (Hurlbert) Smith. She was married Oct. 18, 1969, in Denver to Fred Burleson, who survives. Mrs. Burleson also is survived by a daughter, Nicole of New York City; a son, Nick of Colorado Springs; two sisters, Marian Burch of Pueblo and Evalee Dool of Amarillo, Texas; and a brother, James Smith of Las Animas. Mrs. Burleson was a member of New Life Church and enjoyed arts, crafts, cooking, collecting recipes, gardening and floral arranging. She was a resident of Colorado Springs since 1989. She also had lived in Lubbock, Texas; Overland Park, Kan.; and Tulsa, Okla. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1445 N. Union Blvd., Suite B100, Colorado Springs 80909.

Burleson, Viola E.
Viola E. Burleson - Pueblo Chieftain - May 06, 1999 - Viola E. Burleson passed away May 5, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Burleson. Survived by sons, Robert L. Burlseon of Pueblo and Floyd G. Burleson of Woodland Park, Colo., and daughter, Peggy E. Shelhammer of Woodland Park, Colo. - 27 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Funeral service, Friday, 2 p.m., Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Viewing, Thursday, noon to 5 p.m.

Burman, Geraldine C.
Geraldine C. Burman - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2001 - Geraldine C. Burman passed away May 15, 2001, in Pueblo. She was born Oct. 22, 1915, in Bladen, Neb., to William Stewart and Rachel A. Callender and had been a longtime Pueblo area resident. She was a member and the librarian at the Divine Science Church in Pueblo, a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and was a Girl Scout leader for many years. Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Milton in 1996; and her siblings, Paul Stewart, Lavene Donahue and Betty Jean Morton. Her survivors include her daughters, JoAnne (George) Pulcino of Littleton, Geraldine (James) Mastrini of Pueblo; her brother, John (Virginia) Zangaris of Pueblo; grandchildren, George Pulcino II of Littleton, Kara Pulcino of California, Roarke Pulcino of Denver, Jamie (Steve) Johannsen, Renee (James) Risoli, Andrea Mastrini, all of Pueblo; her great-grandchildren, Janae Risoli and Derek Risoli; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many special friends. Cremation, Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Divine Science Church, 115 E. Routt. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery.

Burnaman, Neva M.
Neva M. Burnaman – Pueblo Chieftain – August 31, 2006 - Neva M. Burnaman, passed away in Canon City, Colo. on Aug. 29, 2006. The wife of Murray E. Burnaman, who passed away on Jan. 24, 1985. Mother of Murray E. (Sandy) Burnaman II of Ocitia Wells, Calif., and Ilona (Stephen) Millison of Pueblo West, Colo. Grandmother of Renee Millison of Madison, Miss., and Shelley Martin of Pueblo West, Colo. Neva is also survived by her sisters, Nona Clemons of Vista, Calif., Nova (Leo) Hudson of Canon City, Colo., Neta Jaynes and Nola Jackson, both of Pueblo, Colo.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Ada Hart; her oldest sister, Nina Behrendsen; and her only brother, Charles E. Hart. Neva was raised in Pueblo and graduated from Central High School with the class of 1941. She was married and raised her family in Fallbrook, Calif., and later retired to Montello, Nev., and Borrego Springs, Calif., until her return, two years ago, to Canon City, to reside in the Fremont Assisted Home Care. At her request, cremation has taken place and no services will be held.

Burner, Delphine
Delphine Vasquez Burner - Pueblo Chieftain - September 27, 1987 - Delphine Vasquez Burner, late of 2019 Oakland, passed away Sept. 24, 1987, at Rochester Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Survived by son, Kenneth Burner; her parents, Mike and Catherine Vasquez; a brother, Rudy Vasquez; two nephews, James and Rudy Vasquez Jr.; two nieces, Carol and Catheleen Vasquez; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. A 1961 graduate of South High School. Rosary recitation at 7 p.m. Sunday and Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday. Both services at St. Francis Church. Father Vincente Vince officiating. Interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends and relatives at 2019 Oakland.

Burner, Lanetta L.
Lanetta L. Burner - Pueblo Chieftain - June 15, 2000 - Lanetta L. Burner, 43, passed away unexpectedly June 10, 2000. Born April 24, 1957, in Denver, Colo. Preceded in death by her mother, Jeanette Mercer; and brother, Herbert "Herbie" Mercer. Survived by husband, Russell L. Burner; father, William Mercer; and two children, Jedediah Bigley and Cynthia Neelan; brothers, William Mercer Jr., David Mercer, Daniel Mercer and Phillip Mercer. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Burnett, Audrey B.
Audrey B. Burnett - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 1999 - Audrey B. Burnett, 82, of Granada, Colo., died Aug. 10, 1999. Funeral services, 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13, 1999, at Valley Memorial-Lamar Chapel. Burial in Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar. Visitation from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to service time Friday at Valley Memorial-Lamar. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 704 Elmhurst Place, Pueblo, Colo., 81004 or to the Granada First Response Fund at Colorado East Bank. Mrs. Burnett is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Michael) Winters of Pueblo- by two grandchildren, Shawn (Brenda) Winters and Shelly Calderon, both of Pueblo- and by three great-grandchildren, also of Pueblo.

Burnett, William H.
William H. Burnett - Wray Gazette - February 5, 1909 - William H. Burnett, builder of the Pueblo stock yards, died Tuesday, aged sixty-one.

Burnett, William N.
William N. Burnett - Colorado Daily Chieftain - October 1, 1873 - On Monday last, at four o'clock, the Odd Fellows of this city, buried with due honors, one of their order, who died among us under very sad circumstances. The deceased, Wm. N. Burnett, was a citizen of the state of Kansas, and was making a home in Southern Colorado, with the hopes that he would here be restored to health. He was a victim of that terrible disease, consumption, and one who did not seek our health-giving climate in time to save his life, and who, after he had been here and learned that the malady might be cured by climatic influences, had again risked his life in the treacherous climate of eastern Kansas. His bereaved wife and children are still in Pueblo, and have the hearty sympathy of his new friends, and the order in this city.

Burney, Grace C.
Grace C. Burney - Pueblo Chieftain - December 01, 1997 - Grace C. Burney, 87, of Pueblo, went to join her family in eternal rest on Nov. 29, 1997, including her mother, May Turner, husband, Joseph L. and son, Harry L. Burney. Grace was born and raised in Pueblo, where she was a member of the Ladies Eagles Auxiliary and was a Lady Elk. She will be remembered as a loving and independent mother by her son, Bill (Donna L.) Burney who survives her, as does her daughter-in-law, Donna J. Burney- sister-in-law, Mary V. Cummings- seven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren- special friends, Judy and Len Leonard and all her friends at the Kona Kai Apartments. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Visitation at the funeral home on Tuesday from noon until 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to SRDA, Meals on Wheels in Grace's memory. Arrangements by Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Burnham, Charles Dewey
Charles Dewey Burnham - Pueblo Chieftain - December 7, 1987 - Charles Dewey Burnham, 89, passed away at Parkview Episcopal hospital on Dec. 5, l987. Mr. Burnham was the son of the late William C. and Anna (Gaut) Burnham. He was born in Clarion, Iowa, on May 20, 1898. Charles was a veteran of World War II and after returning home from the service, he lived and worked in and around Cimarron, Kan. He moved to Denver and then to Pueblo, where he lived until his death. Mr. Burnham was the last survivor of his family, being preceded in death by his father, mother, three brothers, and four sisters. He was loved and esteemed by all who knew him. Mr. Burnham is survived by nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Service at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7, 1987, at Imperial Chapel. Visitation one hour prior to time of service at the chapel. Interment, Last Supper, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Burnham, Edith Evelyn
Edith Evelyn Burnham – Pueblo Chieftain - January 5, 1995 – Edith Evelyn Burnham passed away January 3, 1995. Survived by her sisters-in-law, Dorothy M Burnham, Pueblo, and E. Ruth Burnham, Denver; niece JoAnn Cunningham, Littleton, Colo.; nephews, Col Arlie Burnham and L. Daniel Burnham, both of Littleton; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. Born January 30, 1912 in Meta, Mo., and was a longtime Pueblo resident. She was an active member of the Bethel United Methodist Church, the Pilot club and the Republican Party. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Those of desire may make memorials to the charity of choice in her memory.

Burnham, Elidora
Elidora Burnham - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2003 - Elidora Burnham, 74, passed away May 15, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Dustin Burnham on Aug. 11, 2001. She is survived by four brothers; three sisters; children, Maynard Burnham (Tina), Tippie Bitz (Dan), Louella Landgon (Ken), Jacque Ashbaugh (Eric), Dustin Burnham (Debbie), Tom Burnham (Opal) and Kim Burnham (Susan); 21 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, at the Community of Christ Church, 66 Blackburn Lane. Friends will be received immediately following at the church.

Burnham, Janet Rood
Janet Rood Burnham - Pueblo Chieftain - November 07, 1999 - Janet Rood Burnham, born Feb. 9, 1916, Duluth, Minn., passed away Nov. 2, 1999. She is survived by daughter, Lynne (Mike) Cortes of Gardner. Also survived by sister-in-law, Dorothy Rood, wife of the late Lt. Col. (retired) Gordon D. Rood of El Paso, Texas. She was well-known and loved in the field of dental hygiene education. After her retirement she moved to Pueblo where she became interested in the Rosemount Museum and enjoyed being a docent there for many years. Private family inurnment, Roselawn Cemetery, St. Paul, Minn. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Janet R. Burnham to the Rosemount Museum, 419 W. 14th Street, Pueblo, Colo., 81003.

Burnham, M. H. (Infant Son of)
Infant Son Burnham - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1926 - Burnham, Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Burnham, died at the family home, 330 Washington Street Monday, August 9. The body is being cared for at the United Davis Vories parlors.

Burnham, Margaret M.
Margaret M. Burnham - Pueblo Chieftain - December 16, 1999 - Margaret M. Burnham, 71, passed away Dec. 14, 1999. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles D. Burnham Sr., in 1988. Survived by her children, Sherry (John) Burrows, Linda (Kelly) Coe, Charles (Patty Martin) Burnham, Dianna (Warren) Fry; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was a cook for District 60 and 70 until retiring in 1980 and also worked for Interim Health Care for five years. Margaret will always be remembered as an avid bingo player who also loved spending time in Cripple Creek and Las Vegas. Viewing, noon to 8 p.m. Thursday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Burnham, Retha M.
Retha M. Burnham - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 1987 - Retha M. Burnham, 73, passed away March 19, 1987, at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. Mrs. Burnham is survived by five children, Nancy (Joe) Olivas, Sharon (George) Lengrand, Steve Burnham, all of Pueblo; Jerry Sue (Bill) Laird, Mary Lou Speaks, both of California. She also is survived by numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Burnham was born March 14, 1915, and lived most of her life in Pueblo. Visitation hours from noon until 5 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 1987, at Imperial Funeral Home. Service at 10 a.m. Monday, March 23, 1987, at Imperial Chapel, with the Rev. Tom Janoski officiating. Interment, Hillcrest, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends at Imperial Reception Hall following interment.

Burnham, Richard
Richard "Dustin" Burnham - Pueblo Chieftain - August 14, 2001 - Age 73, went to be with the Lord Aug. 11, 2001. Survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Elidora Burnham; children, Maynard (Tina), Tippie (Dan), Louella (Ken), Jacque (Eric), Dustin (Debbie), Tom (Opal), Kim (Susan); sister, Beverly (Lee); brothers, Jack (Jan), Nick (Carol); 21 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The family would like to extend special thanks to the couple who did their best to save Richard's life. Memorial service, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Community of Christ, 66 Blackburn Lane. At his request, cremation.

Burnham, Ruth Fern
Ruth Fern Burnham - Pueblo Chieftain - April 19, 2002 - Age 75, a loving mother, passed away April 14, 2002, in Pueblo. Born Feb. 23, 1927, in Haddam, Kan., to John and Alice West, who preceded her. Survived by her children, Karla (Jay) Weaver of Albuquerque, N.M., Karol (Mark) Cooper of Pueblo West, Jay Matthew Burnham of Pueblo, Ruth Herko of Denver and Tom (Darlene) Tracy of Sunnyvale, Calif.; grandsons, Patrick II, Johnathan, Caleb Cosby; numerous family members, friends, and a son she never forgot. Visitation, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in her memory to Pulmonary Fibrosis Research, National Jewish Hospital, 1400 Jackson St., Denver, CO 80206.

Burnham, Thomas
Thomas Burnham - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1926 - Funeral services for Thomas Burnham, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Burnham will take place at 2 o'clock this Wednesday afternoon, August 11 in the United Davis-Vories Chapel.

Burns, Albert V.
Albert V. Burns - Pueblo Chieftain - December 12, 2000 - Albert V. Burns passed away Dec. 9, 2000, in Pueblo. Albert was born Feb. 2, 1920, in Rossville, Kan., and had lived in this area since 1953. He was employed as an electrician in the CF&I Steel Mill for 27 years. Albert was an accomplished bow hunter and fisherman as well as an avid Kansas City Chiefs and Royals fan. Mr. Burns is survived by his wife, Joan "Pat" Burns; children, Tommy (Beverly) Burns, Richard (Pam) Burns, Estella (Dan) Genova, all of Pueblo, Marian (Beth) Burns of Nevada, Juanita (Ron) Zunker of Wisconsin, Janet (John) Holmes of Penrose, Patricia Carter of Denver, and Richard Burns of Pueblo; a brother, Edwin (Rita) Burns of Rocky Ford; sisters, Grace (Bob) Singer of Illinois, Dorothy (Delbert) Spencer of Rocky Ford, Norma Jean (Marian) Goheen of Pueblo; several nieces and nephews including Ruthie (James) Martin of Pueblo; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Cremation in the Davis Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, in the Davis Memorial Chapel. Inurnment will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery.

Burns, Forrest G.
Forrest G. Burns - Rocky Mountain News - November 21, 1993 - Former legislator Forrest G. Burns, who was nicknamed Prairie Fox during his 24 years in the Colorado House of Representatives, died Friday at his home in Lamar after an extended illness. He was 84. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Lamar United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Burns was born Oct. 13, 1909, near Geary, Okla., and graduated from high school there. He later attended Hill's Business University, majoring in accounting. During World War II, he served in the Aviation Signal Corps, finishing as a first sergeant. Burns, a conservative Democrat, was elected to the House in 1956 and served continuously until retiring in 1980. He served at various times as caucus chairman, chairman of the Education Committee and minority leader. One of his pet peeves was the so-called merit selection of judges, which Colorado began in 1966. At least seven times, he tried to bring back the popular election of judges. Survivors include his wife, Fern, whom he married in 1940; a daughter, Gale Downing of Arvada; two sisters, Nina Nelson of Geary and Rosemary Davis of La Veta; five brothers, Keith, Robert and Nelson Burns of Geary, Neil Burns of Holly and Doyle Burns of Montrose; and three grandchildren.

Burns, Frances Irene
Frances Irene Burns - Pueblo Chieftain - January 08, 2000 - Frances Irene Burns, a licensed practical nurse, passed away Jan. 5, 2000. Born Aug. 31, 1957, in Bebe, Ark. She had worked at IHS of Pueblo for over ten years. Survived by her mother, Ruth Fowler, Pueblo; daughter, Tracey Welcome, Los Angeles, Calif.; siblings, Jan Mazeika, Pat Farris, Norma (Lou) Rees, David Fowler and Willis Fowler, all of Pueblo. At Mrs. Burns' request, cremation. Memorial service, 5 p.m. today, New Beginning Church, 631 W. Corona St. Family will receive friends at 2 Dartmouth following the service.

Burns, Francis Lincoln Sr.
Francis "Frank" Lincoln Burns Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - September 09, 2004 - Francis "Frank" Lincoln Burns Sr., age 78, of Florence, Colo., passed away Sept. 2, 2004, in Canon City, Colo. Frank was born Jan. 4, 1926, in Rowley, Mass., a son of the late Leo and Laura (Allen) Burns. He married Grace Lange. She resides in Florence. Frank also was survived by six children, Francis (Nancy) Burns Jr., Robert (Leslie) Burns, Donald (Darlene) Burns, Patty (Dean) Dixon, Bonnie (Jim) Cordell and Sharon (Tim) Morrison; five stepchildren, 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Frank served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He lived in California for many years and moved to Florence in 1989, where he owned and operated Frank's Auto Detailing Products in Florence for 10 years. Frank was loved very much for the respectful way he treated people, his kindness and wonderful sense of humor. He will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at the Florence Mortuary Chapel, 120 N. Pikes Peak Ave. in Florence, Colo., with the Rev. Chuck Kinyon officiating. Cremation through Florence Mortuary.

Burns, Ilomay
Ilomay Burns - Pueblo Chieftain - July 29, 2004 - Ilomay Burns, 69, born on Sept. 14, 1934, passed away July 25, 2004. She is preceded in death by her parents, Harvey J. and Alice P. Huston. Ilomay is survived by her husband of 53 years, Robert E. Burns Jr.; son, Robert K. Burns; grandchildren, Robert M. D. (Cindi) Burns, Joshua C. Burns, Jonathan J. D. Burns; siblings, James F. Templeton, Winifred L. (Charles) Currier, Harvey J. (Dorothy) Huston, Mary E. (Daniel) Hart; numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Ilomay had a lot of friends. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who enjoyed bowling, fishing and camping in the great outdoors. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church for over 53 years and was an active member of the Crusader Class. She was also a member of the Daughters of American Colonists. The family would like to say “thank you” to the staff at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center 5100, Dr. Laurence Jensen, Dr. Stephen Girard, Dr. Marlow Sloan and all others that compassionately helped take care of her. Special thank you to Pastor Tom Peacock for his endless care. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. today, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, with interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and food the family requests that donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Paul United Methodist Church through the funeral home.

Burns, Margaret
Margaret "Marge" Burns - Pueblo Chieftain - November 17, 1987 - Margaret "Marge" Burns, 105 N. 10th, Canon City, Nov. 14, 1987. Cremation, Almont Crematory.

Burns, Martha
Martha Burns - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2000 - Martha Burns, 79, beloved mother and grandmother, departed this life April 23, 2000. She was born June 26, 1920, in Sheridan, Ark. Martha was manager of a beauty shop at the Isabelle Shop and owned a beauty shop out of her home for many years. She liked music, talking on the phone and giving advice. She was preceded in death by parents, John and Julia Jacobs; sister, Ann Murphy; and brother, Louis Jacobs. She is survived by children, Tommy (Beverly) Burns, Estella (Dominick) Genova and Richard (Pam) Burns of Pueblo, Marion (Beth) Burns, Reno, Nev., and Juanita (Ron) Zunker, Two Rivers, Wis.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Rourke, Cortez, Colo., Kathy Thelma Baker, Costa Mesa, Calif., and Adeline Williams, Glen Burnie, Md.; and brother, John Jacobs, California. She was a loving and helpful mother and friend. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Viewing, 1 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, April 27, Rose Chapel.

Burns, Mary
Mrs. Mary Burns - Pueblo Chieftain - June 12, 1929 - Mrs. Mary Burns, age 80 years, passed away at a local hospital early Tuesday morning following a long illness. She is survived by her husband, George S. Burns, of Loveland, and one daughter, Mrs. J. O. Chamberlain, of Denver. The body was forwarded Tuesday to Loveland for interment. George F. McCarthy. Not mentioned in article: At the time of her death, Mary Ann also had a living daughter and son by her marriage to Francis Steeples: Nell Steeples Kroetsch Abbott, living in Aberdeen, Washington and David James Steeples, living in Palco, Kansas. It is unclear as to why these two children were not mentioned in Mary Ann's obit.

Burns, Robert Emmett
Robert Emmett Burns - Pueblo Chieftain - December 10, 2004 - Robert Emmett Burns, 83, of Ordway, formerly of Pueblo, died Dec. 5, 2004, at Fowler Health Care Center. Born Feb. 27, 1921, in Long Island, N.Y. Retired from the PAD, where he had been a fireman. Also worked at Rosenbloom's Men's Wear in Pueblo. Veteran of World War II, Air Force, lifetime member of Ordway VFW Post. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Burns; and one son, Terry Lee Burns. Survived by wife, Mary Ilene Burns of Ordway; son, Patrick (Loretta) Burns; former wife, Alice (Roark) Gabbert; grandchildren, Kyle Burns, Dakota Burns and Nicolle Chavez, all of Pueblo. He loved to sing and was quite a history buff and enjoyed telling stories of historical interest to his family and friends. Funeral service, 9:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, at Ordway Baptist Church. Burial will be at 1 p.m. at Fort Lyon VA Cemetery. The family would like to thank the Veterans Administration, Fort Lyon, the Fowler Health Care Center and the Rev. Don Parker and his family for their support over the past few years.

Burnshire, Clara
Clara "Jayne" Burnshire - Huerfano World - January 20, 2000 - Clara "Jayne" Burnshire, 65, of Marysville, CA, died Dec. 23, 1999 at Fremont Medical Center. Born in Gardner, she was a Yuba-Sutter, CA, resident for 28 years. Survivors include her husband of 46 years, William Burnshire, Marysville; three daughters, Lana Lancaster, Kathleen Hill and Jeannine Armstrong, all of Marysville; one son, William Burnshire II, Marysville, four brothers, Richard Agnes, Illinois, William Agnes, Joe Agnes and Vernon Agnes, all of Colorado; two sisters, Rosemary Scheneider, Nevada and Regina Weeden, Colorado; and eight grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held.

Burpo, Gladys M.
Gladys M. Burpo - Pueblo Chieftain - December 18, 1987 - Gladys M. Burpo, late of Pueblo, died Dec. 16, 1987, at a local nursing home. Survived by her children, William H. Jones, Windermere, Fla., Herbert (Emilie) McIntyre, Riverside, Calif., John (Dolores) Boyd, Canon City, Geraldine (Clyde) Brooks, Pueblo, and Samuel K. (Laureta) Burpo, Pueblo. Also survived by her sister, Birdie Giamarvo, Colorado Springs; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Member of Park Hill Baptist Church. Born Sept. 14, 1902, in Ringwood, Okla. Pueblo resident for 50 years. Preceded in death by her husband, J. W. Burpo, Dec. 8, 1948. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Park Hill Baptist Church Missions Fund direct or through the funeral home office. Service, 2:30 p.m. today, Park Hill Baptist Church, 1302 E. Fifth, with the Rev. Leaon D. Griswold officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Visitation until 1 p.m. today, Davis-Wallin Funeral Home.

Burr, Ruth
Mrs. Ruth Josephine Burr - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 1965 - Mrs. Ruth Josephine Burr died at local hospital Sunday, April 25, 1965, after a prolonged illness. She was the wife of Syd R. Burr, 308 East Third Street, Pueblo, and sister of Hugh D. Kelin, San Pedro, Calif. She was the daughter of Hugh and Mary Belle Kelin, longtime residents of Pueblo who died in Pueblo August 1, 1943 and March 1, 1950, respectively. She was a member of Ascension Church Parish, a former member of Adah Chapter 34, Order of Eastern Star and Ruhamah Temple 71, Daughters of the Nile, having served several years as Recorder of the Temple. Episcopal services will be in the chapel of the Rouch Funeral Home Tuesday 2:00 p.m. Interment Mountain View Cemetery.

Burr, Sidney R.
Sidney R. Burr - Pueblo Chieftain - November 23, 1976 - Sidney R. Burr, 308 E. Third, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 22, 1976. Complete notice later. Pueblo Chieftain - November 24, 1976 - Sidney R. Burr passed away unexpectedly Nov. 22, 1976. Father of Mrs. Helen B. Boydston and Mrs. Virginia B. Hayden, both of Denver; grandfather of four and great-grandfather of six. Predeceased by his wife, Mrs. Ruth R. Burr, on April 25, 1965. Member of Church of the Ascension; Pueblo Lodge 17, AF&AM; Southern Colorado Consistory; Al Kaly Shrine Temple, and life member of BPO Elks Lodge 90. Born on March 22, 1892, in Omaha, Neb., and had been a resident of Pueblo for more than 40 years. Episcopal services will be held in the Rouch Chapel at 10 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Chauncey F. Minnick officiating. Services will conclude in the chapel and will be followed by private committal at Mt. View Cemetery. The casket will not be open after time for service. Those who desire may make memorials to the Pueblo County Heart Unit. P.O. Box 1658, Pueblo, direct or through our office.

Burrer, Bertha J.
Bertha J. "Janie" Burrer - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 1998 - Bertha J. Janie" Burrer, 76, of Pueblo went to be with the Lord on Jan. 14, 1998. Preceded in death by her mother and father, Myrtle and Albert Gross, and brothers, Ed, Bill and Mayland Gross. She is survived by her husband, Edwin C. Burrer- sons, Gerald L. (Sandy) Burrer and Michael J. (Linda) Burrer- daughter, Carla J. Stevenson (Bill Blackburn)- grandchildren, Michael (Pam) Bates, Michelle Bates, Weston and Alissa Burrer and Desiree and Derek Stevenson- sisters, Alberta (Gene) Davis and Myrtle (Ed) Lusk- brother, Richard C. Gross- brother-in-law, Elmer (Dora) Burrer- and sisters-in-law, Maxine Gross, Mildred Carter, Josephine (Clayton) Stehling and Dorothy (Levi) Ketron. Janie was a person who loved life, her family and her friends. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church. Janie was an avid bowler and member of the Tuesday Dames League and Aster Street Club. She will be sadly missed by all those who will remember her warm, friendly smile and her helping hand that was always out to friends, family and neighbors. Visitation at the funeral home from 1 until 5 p.m. on Friday. Funeral service. 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel with interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Grace Lutheran Building Fund or the charity of your choice in memory of Mrs. Burrer.

Burrer, Edwin Charles
Edwin Charles Burrer - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 1999 - Edwin Charles Burrer, 76, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord Aug. 8, 1999. He was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church and was a veteran of World War II Navy. After he retired as a paint contractor he enjoyed the outdoors, and helping those in need, especially at his church. He is preceded in death by his wife, Janie, in 1998- parents, Edwin Burrer and Olga Jung- brothers, James and LeRoy Burrer. Survived by sons, Gerald L. (Sandy) Burrer and Michael J. (Linda) Burrer- daughter, Carla (Bill) Blackburn- grandchildren, Michael (Pam) Bates, Michelle Bates, Weston and Alissa Burrer, Desiree and Derek Stevenson-great-grandson, Timothy Bates- brother, Elmer (Dora) Burrer- sisters, Mildred Carter, Dorothy (Levy) Ketron and Josephine (Clayton) Stehling-brothers-in-law, Gene Davis and Richard C. Gross- sisters-in-law, Maxine Gross and Myrtle (Ed) Lusk and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Viewing at the funeral home on Thursday from noon until 7 p.m. Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Friday at Garden Chapel with interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church Building Fund, or the charity of choice.

Burress, J. W.
“Cy” J. W. Burress - Pueblo Chieftain - April 26, 2003 - “Cy” J. W. Burress, 75, went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 23, 2003. He was born on Oct. 7, 1927, to the union of Julius Wendell and Jane McGeehee in Mexia, Texas. He is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Deanie; children, Jack Newby, Rick (Victoria) Newby, DeanAnn (John) Harvey, Kim Wilkerson, Mark (Pam) Newby, Cye Macy Burress, Michelle (Blaine) Coffelt; grandchildren, John Harvey Jr., Richard (Kim) Harvey, Edward (Cari) Harvey, Tricia Newby, Candace Newby, Kary Ann Newby, Jourdan Wilkerson, Kiera Newby, Kami Newby, Windsor Wilkerson, Nic Newby, Kathryn Wilkerson, Taylor Wilkerson and Mac Coffelt; great-grandchildren, Haliegh Harvey, John Harvey III, Tate Harvey, Emma Harvey and Brennan Harvey. Cy attended Southern Methodist University. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1945 through Young Life. He moved to Colorado in 1950, and became the wrangler at Young Life's Silver Cliff Ranch. In 1964, Cy married Deanie and her five children. He pursued his love of horses and ranching. Cy became a real estate broker in 1972, working in the Rye and Colorado City area. Cy loved sharing his faith with others. The most important things in his life were God and his family. A memorial celebration of his life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2003, at the Colorado City Community Church, Highway 165, Colorado City, Colo.

Burrier, Irene R.
Irene R. Burrier - Pueblo Chieftain - January 7, 1987 - Irene R. Burrier, late of Lakewood, passed away Jan. 6, 1987, in Pueblo. Mrs. Burrier is survived by one daughter, Sarah (Ernest) Ruybalid of Pueblo; one son, Samuel Frederick Burrier of Lakewood; one sister, Louise Pogue of Denver; and two grandchildren, Mark and Joseph Ruybalid of Pueblo. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver. The family respectfully requests the omission of food and flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice or to the Dream Weavers direct or through the funeral home office.

Burris, Marjorie M.
Marjorie M. Burris - Pueblo Chieftain - June 13, 1999 - Marjorie M. Burris, was born April 30, 1912, in Rocky Ford, to John J. Blinn and Maude Lee Blinn, and died June 10, 1999, in Boulder, after a short illness. She married Robert J. Burris Sr.; he preceded her in death in 1990. She spent most of her life in Pueblo where she attended school. Marjorie was employed by the telephone company and spent over 30 years until she retired in 1972. She was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church in Pueblo. Survived by her son and his wife, Robert J. and Beverly J. Burris of Louisville; grandchildren Bruce R. Burris and Robin R. Castillo; great-grandchildren, Allan M., Kelli D., and Brandi E. Burris, and Gabriel R. Castillo. Also survived by her aunt, Helen Paterson; niece, JoAnn Blair; sisters-in-law, Peggy Blinn of Tulsa, Okla., and Josephine Blinn of Canadaigua, N.Y.; and nephew, Roger Blinn of Virginia. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Howard K. and Orville L; and sister, Bernise Parker. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, 1999, at Crist Mortuary Chapel, 34th and the Longmont Diagonal. Contributions may be made to the Boulder County Heart Fund, 760 Flagstaff Rd., Boulder, Colo., 80302, or American Diabetes Association, 2450 S. Downing St., Denver, Colo., 80210.

Burrous, James
James Burrous - Pueblo Chieftain - September 02, 1999 - James Burrous, 81, passed away Sept. 1, 1999. Among his survivors is his wife, Rachael I. Burrous. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. [No additional information available.]

Burrous, Rachael I.
Racheal I. Burrous - Pueblo Chieftain - September 10, 2003 - Racheal I. Burrous, 82, born March 25, 1921, in Great Falls, Mont., passed away Sept. 6, 2003, in Pueblo. Survived by her children, Carl E. Abbs of Liberty, Mo., Judy Bradshaw of Pueblo, Phyllis Geith and Bob Burrous, both of California; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, James "Al" Burrous on Sept. 1, 1999. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, at Park Hill Christian Church, 1401 E. Seventh, with Pastor Charlene Nimmo officiating. Interment at a later date in Gallatin, Mo.

Burrows, Karrick Arthur
Karrick (Rick) Arthur Burrows - Pueblo Chieftain - October 02, 2005 - Karrick (Rick) Arthur Burrows. April 17, 1957, to Sept. 28, 2005. Karrick passed away from complications resulting from a motorcycle accident on July 29, 2005. The youngest of three brothers, Karrick was the beloved and cherished son of his parents, Karrick Bernard Burrows and Margaret Ellen Henderson Burrows. Upon graduation from Denver University Law School, Karrick began his legal career with the Seventh Judicial District in Delta, Colo., where he met his future wife, Linda. In 1991, he returned to his hometown of Pueblo and continued as a deputy district attorney with the 10th Judicial District and married Linda Smith Gastineau on Oct. 5, 1991. He served the citizens of Pueblo from 1991 through 2001 as a prosecutor, magistrate and as an attorney in private practice since 2001. At all levels, he practiced law with the highest of professional ethics, honesty and “bull doggedness” that had become his trademark. In recent months, he felt honored and privileged to join the facility of the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence, a joint project of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the Family Violence Prevention Fund and the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women. Karrick had a passion for horseshoes, desserts, motorcycles, music and his beloved CU Buffs football team. Until the 2005 football season, he had only missed one home CU football game in over 25 years. He is survived by his wife, Linda Burrows; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Barry Burrows and Larry and Patti Burrows; two stepsons and their wives and families, Jordan and Krystal Gastineau and his twin granddaughters, Megan and Michelle; and Jared and Trudy Gastineau and new grandson, Luke Gastineau. A memorial wake is being planned to celebrate his life.

Burrows, Katherine M.
Katherine M. Burrows - Pueblo Chieftain - March 15, 1987 - Katherine M. Burrows, 1111 Bonforte Blvd., March 13, 1987. A lifelong resident of La Junta, where she taught school for 45 years, she moved to Pueblo in 1973. Predeceased by her husband, Walter H. Burrows, March 23, 1973. Member of Beta Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Society; Pueblo Retired Teachers; Villa Pueblo P.E.O. Group; and St. Paul Methodist Church. Cremation, Almont Crematory. At her request, no services. Memorials may be made to Villa Pueblo Foundation Trust or St. Paul Methodist Church.

Bursie, Grace Marie
Grace Marie Bursie - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1998 - Grace Marie Bursie, 31, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 27, 1998, in Denver. To family and friends she was affectionately known as "Juice." Graduated from East High School in 1985. Survived by son, Shane Ray- and grandmother, Gracie Freeman, both of Denver- and special friends, Jackie and Nita Fields, Pueblo. Funeral service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Olinger Mortuary, 6601 E. Colfax Ave., Denver. Family may be contacted at 601 W. 11th Ave., No. 312, Denver, Colo. 80202.

Burson, Maud A.
Maud A. Burson - Pueblo Chieftain - October 05, 2003 - Maud A. Burson, nee Eldridge, formerly of Pueblo and Denver passed away Oct. 1, 2003 at Manor Care Nursing Home, Rolling Meadows, Ill. Beloved wife of the Late Adrian “Fritz”; Loving mother of Adrian “Clancy” (Kathryn); Cherished grandmother of Maxwell and Jack; Dearest sister of the late Clarence (Mary Jane) Eldridge. Service private. Interment private at Mountain View Cemetery, Pueblo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 4709 Golf Road, Suite 1015, Skokie, Ill., 60076. Information, 847-251-8200

Burt, Chauncey C.
Chauncey C. Burt - Colorado Weekly Chieftain - January 9, 1879 - The death of Chauncey C. Burt, of the firm of Burt & Brown, says the Eclipse, occurred too late for notice last week. He suffered from inflammation of the lungs for several previous to the morning of the 26th, when he breathed his last. The funeral was held on Friday and was conducted at the grave with Masonic ceremonies. At the time of his death he was thirty-seven years of age and the second of the family that has died this season, the other being his brother, A Judson Burt.

Burt, Robert
Robert Burt - Rocky Mountain News - December 20, 1911 - Death News Article - at Walsenburg, Colo., Dec 19, two men found frozen to death in the blizzard that swept this section for ten days. Both had been drinking and had been missing for days. They were Robert Burt and James McIntyre. Burt was discovered by the superintendent of the Rocky Mountain Mine, half buried in the snowdrifts. He started on a spree two weeks ago and disappeared from his boarding house at the Skinner mine during the intense cold last Monday. Burt's body was discovered in the snow and it is thought that he had tried to reach the entrance to the mine. Both men were without known relatives and will be buried by the county.

Burte, William
William Burte - Basalt Journal - July 8, 1905 - William Burte, a miner, thirty-five years of age, was electrocuted at the mines in Bowen, Las Animas county, June 27th. Burte was walking in to the mine when he slipped and fell backwards against the trolley wire which supplies power for the tram cars, and most instant death. He leaves a family.

Burton Crawford Nellis
Nina Burton Crawford Nellis - Albuquerque Journal – January 23, 2005 - Nina Burton Crawford Nellis peacefully joined our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at University Park Care Center in Pueblo, CO. She was born June 16, 1912 to the union of John G. Burton and Mary Ann Frost. The family wishes to thank the University Park Care Center for the wonderful care she was given. Nina loved her family and was so proud to be a great-great grandmother. She loved gardening, cooking, and her church. She will be greatly missed and always in our hearts and memories. We love you "Granny." She is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband of 59 years Gene Crawford; brothers, Bob, Alvin, and Richard Burton; sisters, Willa Hatch and Silva Burton. Nina is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Ralph Nellis of Grants, NM; son, Robert and his wife, Barbara of Crawford; granddaughters, Cheri and her husband, Charles Bucciarelli of Pueblo, CO; Kelly and her husband, Mike Turek of Las Vegas, NV; great-grandchildren Shawn Bucciarelli and his wife, Nicole of Pueblo; Erin and her husband, Jared Richards; Ryan, Pat, Kevin, and Rob Turek, all of Las Vegas, NV; great-great-grandchildren, Reese and Delaney Bucciarelli of Pueblo, and Sophie Richards of Las Vegas, NV. She is also survived by her two sisters, Maudie Crawford of Los Lunas, NM and Sybil Wilson of Medford, OR; one brother, John Burton and his wife, Sue of Austin, TX, and many loving nieces and nephews. All services will take place at Romero Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 beginning with a visitation from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Mike Sams officiating. Interment will follow at Terrace Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Charles Bucciarelli, Mikell Turek, Grant Crawford, Grant Crawford, II, and Tod and Danny Burton. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM.

Burton, Arthur M. Sr.
Arthur M. “Art” Burton, Sr. - Pueblo Chieftain - January 2, 1987 - Arthur M. “Art” Burton, Sr., a Pueblo West resident for the past 10 years, late of 691 W. Espanola Drive, Pueblo West, passed away Dec. 31, 1986. Mr. Burton managed the Pueblo West Chevron service Station until he retired. He is survived by his wife, Anna Burton of the family home; three daughters, Deanna Marie (Oscar L.) Handcock of Healdton, Okla.; Freda Louise (Walter) Schmichiel of Bloomington, Ind.; and Carolyn Sue (Robert) Burgess of Dover, N.H.; one son, Arthur Burton Jr. of Pueblo; one sister, Lovie Epling of Clearwater, Fla.; one brother, Harvey Burton of Chicago, Ill.; six grand-children and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Pueblo West Community Church with the Rev. Vern Mitchell and Johnny Norris officiating. Cremation. Mr. Burton will lie in state from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in the Adrian Comer Funeral Home. The family may be contacted at 691 W. Espanola Drive, Pueblo West.

Burton, Delbert
Delbert Burton – Pueblo Indicator – December 22, 1934 – Auto Crash Near Pueblo – In a collision between two cars near Fountain on the Pueblo-Colorado Springs highway last Saturday, Delbert Burton the 6 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Burton of Hanover, was killed and his parents and an 8 year-old son seriously hurt. Also, Mrs. Roy Rogers of Hanover and W.J. Gillespie of La Junta. All were taken to Colorado Springs hospital.

Burton, Dorothy H.
Dorothy H. Burton - Pueblo Chieftain - August 11, 2004 - Dorothy H. Burton, 102, of La Junta, formerly of Pueblo and Rye, passed away Aug. 6, 2004. Dorothy was born Jan. 25, 1902, in Pueblo. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Burton; parents, John and Jennie Haverty; brothers, Dudley, William, Wilson and John; sisters, Jean Gress, Jane Fairbanks and Estella Haverty. Dorothy was a graduate of Pueblo Centennial High School, class of 1919, and continued her education at Colorado State Teacher's College, and also did graduate studies at UCLA. Dorothy taught early childhood education in Pueblo, Colo., Whittier, Calif., and Rocky Ford, Colo. Dorothy was a member of the Eastern Star, AVRMC Hospital Auxillary and Delta Kappa Gamma, and a member of Home United Church in Rye, and United Methodist Church in La Junta. At Dorothy's request, there will be no services.

Burton, Faye Eleanor
Faye Eleanor Burton - Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 2004 - Faye Eleanor Burton, 84, passed away April 11, 2004. Survived by her children, Ruth Ellen (Curtis) Butler of Pueblo, William R. (Elizabeth) Burton of Tulsa, Okla., Sharon Gail Lynch of Boone, Colo., Charles K. Burton of Cheyenne, Wyo., Marcia C. (Doug) Miller of Arvada, Colo., and Sheila Faye (Leonard) Wells of Beulah, Colo.; brothers, Lowell (Neva) Keator of Pueblo and Wallace (Delores) Keator of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; sister-in-law, Antionette Keator of Avondale, Colo.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, William Cleo Burton; brother, Duane Keator; and granddaughter, Kelly Burton. Born to Raymond W. and Ella Lucille Keator, on July 18, 1919, in Pueblo. Faye was a graduate of Central High School. She was an accomplished pianist and loved her music. She worked for the Colorado State Hospital as a senior psychiatric technician. Faye was dearly loved and appreciated by her family. Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at the funeral home. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at Pueblo Christian Center, 1605 S. Pueblo Blvd., with Pastor Bobby J. Wilson, Pastor Gregg Slaughter and the Rev. Curtis Butler officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Burton, Hiram
Hiram Burton – Pueblo Colorado Daily Chieftain – September 24, 1873 – McLaughlin's Trial – From the News we learn the preliminary trial of Andrew McLaughlin charged with killing Hiram Burton on the 27th of June last, took place before W. C. Kingsley, probate judge of Arapahoe county, sitting as justice of the peace, commencing at eleven o'clock yesterday A. M. in Denver. To the complaint Mr. McLaughlin pleaded not guilty, and expressed his readiness to proceed with the trial. Herman H. Mund, son-in-law of the late H. Burton, was the first witness sworn. His testimony elicited nothing new. Some questions were asked about a life insurance policy held by Mr. Burton at the time of his death. Mr. Patterson, one of the council for the prisoner said, he intended to show that the prosecution of Mr. McLaughlin was for the purpose of getting the $10,000 policy money or blood money as it was called. The insurance companies had notified the heirs that the policy would not be paid, for the reason that the coroner's jury had shown that Mr. Burton died in attempting the life of Mr. McLaughlin. Several witnesses were examined belonging to the medical fraternity, who were in attendance at the time of Mr. Burton's death. The coroner, city marshal, several policemen, and a number of citizens. Thus far, no new testimony has been elicited. The hearing took place in the district court room, and it was densely crowded with eager listeners, throughout the day. The trial was not concluded on Monday, but will probably occupy all day Tuesday. The prosecution is represented by district attorney Rogers, assisted by J. Q. Charles, Mr. Phelps, and C. N. Wright. The defence presented quite an array of legal talent, there being Messrs. Browne, Patterson, Thomas, Benedict, Putnam, Stone and Smith. It looks as if the upshot of the whole thing was the ten thousand dollars “blood money” that somebody wants to get. If it can be recovered at the expense of the county, it will be a good thing, but we will wager a counterfeit two dollar bill on the Iceberg Bank of Alaska that it will not win.

Burton, Irene C.
Irene "Renie" C. Burton - Daily Times - February 2, 2005 - Irene “Renie” C. Burton, Sept. 12, 1929 - Jan. 21, 2005 - Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Irene “Renie” C. Burton of Aztec, left life on earth for everlasting life, peacefully with her daughters at her side on Friday, Jan. 21, 2005. Irene is survived by four daughters: Becky and husband, Hugh Clausen of Albuquerque, Cynthia Burton of Huntington Beach, Calif., Kathryn Burton-Smith and husband, Porter Smith of Aztec, and Lorrie and husband Robert Smith of Aztec; four cherished grandchildren, Jennifer Smith, Kristofer and Kyle Clausen, and Porter ?Andy? Smith; two loving sisters, Geraldine Centa and husband Joe, and Linda Courtner and husband Red; dedicated brother-in-law, Gerald Burton and wife Kathryn; and numerous nephews, nieces and other loving family and friends. Our beloved mother was preceded in death by the love of her life and husband of 52 years, John R. Burton; daughter, Deborah Burton-Keen; granddaughter, Sarah Smith; parents, Murl and Alma Edwards; loving sister, Lois and brother-in-law, George Arrowood. Renie was born at home on the family farm in Avondale, Colo. She was the first in her family to complete college as a registered nurse in 1950. Her passion to nurture was demonstrated by over 50 years of continued nursing and raising five daughters. Renie was a friend whose presence brought strength and comfort and, much like her father, she took delight in an ornery prank now and then. The daughters have immense gratitude for Bernadette, Cyndie, Doreen, Lorraine and Eileen and all those who assisted us in nurturing of our mother as she had done for others throughout this life. God took the strength of a mountain, The majesty of a tree, The warmth of a summer sun, The calm of a quiet sea, The generous soul of nature, The comforting arm of night, The wisdom of the ages, The power of the eagles flight, Then God combined these qualities, Making something like no other. His masterpiece was now complete, He lovingly called it Mother. Author Unknown The family will be holding a private memorial to celebrate her life. If you wish to honor our mother's memory, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Burton, Mildred
Mildred “Mickey” Burton - Pueblo Chieftain - October 26, 2001 - Mildred “Mickey” Burton passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001. Born in Marionville, Mo., Dec. 25, 1912. She lived in Pueblo for the past 60 years. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Lloyd. Survived by her sons, Larry and Richard, and their wives, Barbara and Beverly. She was the proud grandmother of 12; with 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by a sister, Marjorie Midgley. Mildred was an active member of Central Christian Church and Cactus Rebekah Lodge No. 2. Viewing will be held at Imperial Funeral Home on Friday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Memorial services will be held at Central Christian Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CWF, Central Christian Church in her memory.

Burton, Roy
Roy Burton - Pueblo Chieftain - August 10, 1987 - Roy Burton, 68, late of Minnequa Medi-Center, died Aug. 7, 1987. Survived by his sister, Aurel (Leslie) Edmonds of Longmont, and his niece, Sharon Wilson of Penrose. Also survived by four grandnephews and grandnieces. Mr. Burton was well-known as a salesman for the Ray Miller Clothing Store, Gambles Store and other Pueblo stores. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Tuesday at Roselawn Cemetery.

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