BURSON, James Edward|
James Edward Burson Age 84, died on July 21, 2014. He was born in Houston, TX, to Cecil C. and Lula Bell Ogden Burson. He attended The University of Texas and, after raising a family in Houston and Canyon Lake, TX, moved to Austin in 1980.
Jim was a well-respected structural engineer who made significant contributions to the trench safety industry. He was a voracious reader and seeker of knowledge. Jim's passions ranged from sailing, to the opera, to the Lady Longhorns, and everything in between. He was a lifelong volunteer, most recently at The Bullock Texas State History Museum. Jim was kind, caring and a great supporter of his family and friends. He thoroughly enjoyed following the numerous activities of his seven grandchildren.
Jim is survived by his wife, Barbara Royall Burson; children Allyse (David) Anderson, Tom (Katherine) Burson, and Robin (Jeff) Lucado; grandchildren, Lauren, Carter (Kaitlin), and Eric Anderson, Chris Burson and Becca (Thanasi) Icossipentarhos, Scott and Anne Lucado; brother Donald (Dorothy) Burson; extended family and many good friends.
A memorial service will be held Monday, August 11, at 1 p.m. at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Red Cross or Hospice Austin.
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Aug. 1 to Aug. 4, 2014