Burnett, Benjamin "Ben" Franklin (October 18, 1910 - May 31, 1997)
Douglas Budget - June 4, 1997Funeral services for Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Burnett, 86, were June 3 at Congregational United Church of Christ in Douglas with Rev. Bill Moore of First United Methodist Church officiating.
Interment was in Douglas Park Cemetery with Ashlar Masonic Lodge #16 A.F. & A.M. conducting masonic graveside rites.
Mr. Burnett died Saturday, May 31, 1997, at Memorial Hospital of Converse County.
He was born Oct. 18, 1910, in Fort Collins, Colo., to Frank and Trudy(Dinnbeck) Burnett. Mr. Burnett graduated from high school in Ft. Collins and from Capital School of Pharmacy in Denver.
He worked as a pharmacist in several Wyoming communities including Rock Springs, Casper, Gillette and Sheridan before coming to Douglas. In 1942, he purchased Shaffer Drug Store in downtown Douglas and went into business for himself. After many years of providing highly acclaimed, friendly and professional pharmacy service, he sold his business, but continued to work in the store as a part-time pharmacist for several years. When he retired in the mid 1980s, he was practicing pharmacy at R-D Pharmacy & Books.
#10. In addition, he was a York Right Mason and a Shriner.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margaret, on Jan. 20, 1995; daughter Carolyn Ann Burnett on July 29, 1954; and brother Raymond Burnett.
He is survived by his sister, Ruth Burnett McDonald of Ft. Collins as well as many dear, close-as-family friends, card playing buddies and golfing pals.
Serving as pallbearers were Bob Holden, Steve Harrop, Will Harrop, Kevin Taylor, Paul Taylor and Butch Bolln. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be all of his many friends, including his golfing pals and card playing buddies.
A memorial to Congregational United Church of Christ for children's projects, 405 N. Sixth St., Douglas, would be appreciated.
Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.