Dawn Tipps Burgess
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Graveside services for Dawn Tipps Burgess, 90, will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Sunset Memorial Park followed by a memorial service at 11:30 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Nacogdoches, Texas, with the Reverend Stephen Newton officiating and with Brad Morgan, pastor of Bonita United Methodist Church, assisting. Mrs. Burgess passed away March 26, 2007, in Nacogdoches, Texas. She was born January 5, 1917, in Zwolle, Louisiana. She was the daughter of Jacob "Jake" and Dovie Pearl Tipps. She is survived by her two sisters, Evelyn Fitzgerald of Tyler and Dana Poovey of Henderson. Mrs. Burgess taught biology at Nacogdoches High School for 33 years. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with master¹s degrees in both home economics and biology. It brought joy to her heart to touch thousands of young lives through teaching and later see them develop into their careers. She was active in Westminster Presbyterian Church¹s Mariner¹s Club, a lifetime member of the SFASU Alumni Association and a Girl Scout Leader. Though active in so many other activities, she was a devoted wife and mother. She is preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Carroll Aubrey "Buck" Burgess. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carol Sue and Gary Atkins of Nacogdoches; one son and daughter-in-law. Dan Aubrey and Lynne Burgess of Austin; and a daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Doug Clark of Nacogdoches. She is also survived by five grandchildren ‹ Scott Burgess and wife, Carrie, of Livermore, Calif., Steve Burgess of Austin, Jana Burgess Stauffer and husband, Barry, of Austin, Kim Atkins Montie and husband, Mike, of Bell City, La., and Deanna "DeDe" Atkins Brammer and husband, Aaron, of Paris, France; and seven great-grandchildren. Active pallbearers are Aaron Brammer, Scott Burgess, Steve Burgess, Mike Montie, Barry Stauffer and Bill Bryant. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to: The Nacogdoches High School Alumni Association at P.O. Box 2152, Nacogdoches, Texas 75963. Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.

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Published in The Daily Sentinel from Mar. 29 to Mar. 30, 2007.
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April 1, 2007
Sue, Gary, Kim and DeDe, I am so sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose a parent. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Your Mom was a sweet lady and I have fond memories of her. Love you all, Judy
Judy Atkins
March 31, 2007
I am so sad and sorry to hear of the passing of this great lady. She definitely was an influence in my decision to also become a biology teacher.
Tony Buban
March 31, 2007
Sue, Lynn, Dan and family there are no words to express my deepest sympathy. Both your mother and father meant so much to me and I will miss them both terribly. I feel so blessed to have had the privilege of having there friendship and love. My prayers are with you all, God Bless and much love.
Becky Byrley
March 30, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss. I had Mrs Burgess for biology my sophmore year in 1973 and thought she was a wonderful teacher and person. God Bless your family at this time.
Mike Satterwhite
March 30, 2007
Sorry for your loss. She was a great teacher and a great person. Class of 1966.
Jimmy Lynn Partin, Sr.
March 30, 2007
Lynn & Doug, please accept my heartfelt sympathy.
caroline seelbach
March 29, 2007
Lynn - For those of us that were blessed to have known your mom, we know the Lord is saying "Well done my child".
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Peggy Kolb
March 29, 2007
So sorry for the lost of Mrs.Burgess.She will be deeply missed by our office.Dr.BW Henderson & Staff
sheila lawson
March 29, 2007
You don't find her quality in a person often. MD's and PhD's are her legacy. She embodies the concept of "Teacher".
Karen, James, John and Kerl Stewart
March 29, 2007
Aunt Sue, Uncle Gary, Kim and DeDe I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Burgess was a sweet lady and I have fond memories of her from our holidays together. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Jennifer Atkins
March 29, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Rose Parker Forney
March 29, 2007
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
The Jerry Collins Family
March 29, 2007
I`am so sorry for your loss.Time and prayer are the keys to healing pain I offer you both.
Burgess
March 29, 2007
Mrs. Burgess was a great teacher and a beautiful woman. My heart goes out to you in you time of sorrow.
SheRita Kae Partin
March 29, 2007
I have such fond memories of Mom and Pop bringing us the 'lunch bucket' to the feed store everyday. Such wonderful people. My prayers are with you all as you go through this tough time.
April (King) Adams
March 29, 2007
I have wonderful memories of Mrs. Burgess. She was my teacher and I learned a great deal from her. She will always have a place in my heart. May God bless her and her family.
Don Buchanan
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