Burden, Perry Richard (March 18, 1893 - May 27, 1981)

Perry Burden buried here

Douglas Budget - June 4, 1981

Masonic services for Perry Burden, 88, of Douglas, were held at the Douglas Masonic Temple on May 30. Master Bill Smith officiated at the ceremony.

Mr. Burden died on May 27 at the Veteran's Hospital in Cheyenne following a long illness.

He was born March 18, 1893 in Missouri and moved to Douglas with his family in 1917 where they homesteaded 45 miles north of town. After living there for 32 years he moved back to Missouri where he resided until he retired and moved back to Douglas.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 8 of Douglas and Ashlar Lodge A.F. and A.M.

He is survived by two sons, Robert and Myron of Douglas; two daughters Helen Epperly of Glenrock and Marie Aeschelemann of Salt Lake City; two brothers Ernest and King both of Holden, Missouri; three sisters, Mamie of California, Gergie Ann of Harrisonville, Missouri and Mellie of Thorp, Washington; plus 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


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