Eugene Philip "Gene" Burtner

Gene Burtner, 88, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013, on the property he loved in Taos Canyon, N.M. Celebration of life: Graveside at 11 a.m. Monday in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Memorials: Honor Flight FW, P.O. Box 24191, Fort Worth, Texas 76124; 70th Division Scholarship Fund, 11058 Harney St., Omaha, Neb. 68154. Gene was a decorated World War II Army veteran and a retired employee of American Airlines. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Billye Ruth. Survivors: Wife, Annette Burtner; son, Rick Burtner (Tad); daughter, Cindy Dunklin (Jeff); grandchildren, April Netek (Randy), Staci Harris (Sloan), Nick Burtner and Blake Dunklin; and four great-grandchildren.

Published in Star-Telegram from June 29 to June 30, 2013