Burden Sr., Robert Lee (December 13, 1929 - April 18, 2001)

Robert Lee Burden Sr.

Douglas Budget - April 25, 2001

Funeral services for Robert Lee Burden Sr., 71, were held April 23 at the Wyoming State Fairgrounds in Douglas with Pastor Tim Tyler of Douglas Baptist Church officiating. Earl Shatto served as eulogist. Interment was in Douglas Park Cemetery with military graveside rites by Samuel Mares American Legion Post #8 of Douglas.

Mr. Burden passed away due to cancer April 18 in Salt Lake City at the home of his son, Bob Burden Jr.

Mr. Burden was born Dec. 13, 1929 in Douglas, the son of Perry Richard and Lu Ada(Roberts)Burden. He was a lifelong resident of Wyoming. His parents homesteaded north of Douglas and he attended local schools, graduating from Douglas High School. He joined the Army, serving in the Korean War and was honorably discharged.

He devoted many years to Cub Scouts and Little League. Bob worked 40 years in the trucking industry for Ringsby, Consolidated Freightways and Salt Creek Freightways in the early days, and later for North Park Transportation.

Mr. Burden was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #602. His greatest joys were his family, his many friends and hunting and collecting arrowheads. He will be remembered as an outstanding father, a fine friend, and a man who always stepped in to help whenever there was a need. Bob will be missed.

He is survived by his three sons, Robert and wife Kerry, Patrick and wife Carole, and Christopher; four grandsons, Nicholas, Lucas, Dane and Benjamin; and one great-grandson, Maxwell, all of Salt Lake City; three sisters, Helen Epperly of Glenrock, Ethel Gass of Douglas, and Marie Aeschlimann of Ogden, Utah; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Milan Burden and Commodore Burden.

Pallbearers were George Falkenberg, Duane Haefele, Duane Siebken, Jim Hintz, Earl Shatto and Bud Turner. Honorary pallbearers were all of his friends.

Memorials to Memorial Hospital of Converse County Hospice Program, 111 S. Fifth Street, Douglas, would be appreciated by the family. Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.

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