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Richard Eugene Burgess


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Richard Eugene Burgess Obituary
Richard Eugene Burgess, age 83, passed away at Life Care Center on
January 31, 2015. He was born on February 27, 1931, in Arriba, CO, to
Francis and Maye Burgess. Richard graduated from Lindon High School in
1949. He moved to Colorado Springs and worked at Aircraft Mechanics.
Richard served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955. While in
the Air Force, he married Betty Mae Squires on June 22, 1952. In 1955,
Richard and Betty Mae moved back to Colorado Springs where Richard
began working again at Aircraft Mechanics until his retirement in
1988.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Mae, and two daughters, Sharron
(Bill) Evans and Patricia (Tim) McFarland as well as a sister, Lois
Vandervoort. He has four grandchildren: Will Evans, Jennifer (James)
Brown, Trevor (Natalie) McFarland, and Brett McFarland and several
nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Mae
Homer, and an infant son Richard Wayne.
Richard enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family.
Visitation was held on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at Memorial
Gardens, 3825 Airport Road from 4:00-6:00 pm. Memorial services were
held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, February 6, 2015, at the former Grace
Presbyterian Church, 2511 N. Logan Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorials
in his name may be made to Church on the Ranch, P. O. Box 50857,
Colorado Springs, CO 80949.
Published in Akron News-Reporter on Feb. 18, 2015
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