Obituary for former faculty member Gordon Burgess

Burgess, Gordon
MADISON – Gordon Burgess, age 89, died at home on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005. He was born April 16, 1916, in Racine, the son of Earl and Edith (Gurney) Burgess. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1941 and taught burgessschool at Eagle River, West High School, East High, La Follette and Schenk in Madison. Following retirement from teaching, he managed Orchard Valley Apartments and Jamestown Newbury Bay. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. Gordon also volunteered at the Red Cross and for RSVP. He is survived by his wife, Charline; daughters, Jeanne (John) Morledge and Carolyn (Daniel) Zugarramurdi; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and his sister, Margery (Orville) Jensen. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, at 11 a.m. at ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 6101 University Ave., Madison, WI 53705, with the Rev. Gary Holmes officiating. There will be a visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service at church on Wednesday. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials to Asbury United Methodist Church. Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 6021 University Ave. (608) 238-8406

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