A celebration of life memorial service for longtime Granada, Colorado resident, Bill Burgess, was held at 10:00 AM Monday August 8, 2011 at the Peacock Family Chapel in Lamar.John Sykes officiated the service and a private family burial of the ashes will take place at a later date.Following the service, Bill's friends and family received friends at Chez DuVall’s in Granada for a time of fellowship and sharing.
Per Bill’s request, cremation has taken place and there was no public visitation.
Bill was born on June 4, 1951 in Lamar, Colorado to Forest T. “Frosty” and Orabelle (Fortney) Burgess and departed this life on Wednesday August 3, 2011 at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the age of 60.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Burgess is survived by his friends-Cindy “Big Red” Vigil of Lamar; Myrna (John) DuVall of Granada; Brian (Angie) DuVall of Pueblo; Cody (Joette) DuVall of Granada; Farah DuVall of Lamar; Renee Hoffman of Granada; Cheryl (Dave) Anderson of Rocky Ford; Rita (Bill) Yates of Hasty; Clifton (Linda) Martin of Las Animas; Leah Martin of Las Animas; Mona (Jim) Morris of Greeley; by seven “grandchildren”; by one Aunt-Anabelle Burgess of El Dorado, KS; and by three cousins-Cheryl (Kelly) Owens of Lamar; Barbara (Steve) Yarborough of Broomfield, NM; Wayne (Vicki) Burgess of Hasty; and by David Burgess of Kansas; also surviving are many other friends.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Second Chance Animal Rescue either directly or through the funeral home office.
Services for Bill Burgess are under the direction of the Peacock family; providing our neighbors with four generations of trust and service.
For Bill Burgess:
Our hearts go out to Bill's family & friends. He was one of a kind. Such a wonderful person and great CHEF. We will miss him terribly. I have know Bill since I was a little girl, lost track of him and found him again at Chez DuValls. What a terrible loss.
Dale & Gayla Butler
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We just found out of the passing away of Bill. We have not seen Bill for many years. It is a very sad time for all his many friends that was his family. Sincerly, Arnold and Norma Sneller
for Bill Burgess
Billy was a wonderful guy and such a great chef. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who will miss him.
from Steve and Barb Wertz
|I cannot believe that this has happened, but am greatful that it was quick for Billie. The raveges of this disease are to great to conceive. My heart goes out to all of you, his Lamar and Granada family. I know that he was well loved and that the impact he had your community was great. He impacted me as a friend. I was lucky to have him in my orbit fo these last 35 years. Even though I didn't see him often, I could always call and talk to him or email him. He will be missed, heart soul and body. I am afraid the angels have a new BOSS.|
For Bill Burgess
Out thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Brad, Anjie, Kelton, and Kensie Simon