Bill Burgess – June 4, 1951 – August 3, 2011

A celebration of life memorial service for longtime Granada, Colorado resident, Bill Burgess, will be held at 10:00 AM Monday August 8, 2011 at the Peacock Family Chapel in Lamar.  John Sykes will officiate the service and a private family burial will take place at a later date.  Following the service the family will receive friends at Chez DuVall’s in Granada for a time of fellowship and sharing.  Per Bill’s request, cremation will take place and there will be 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 additional information and online condolences please visit our website at


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