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Merritt David Burgess, BHS 1968

Merritt David Burgess, BHS 1968

Daily News of Los Angeles (CA) - Tuesday, March 11, 2008
CA United States

MERRITT DAVID BURGESS July 14, 1950 - March 6, 2008

Merritt was born July 14, 1950 in Soap Lake, Washington to James and Peggy Burgess . In 1962, he moved to Burbank where he attended John Muir Jr. High School and Burbank High School. In 1968, he joined the United States Army and was deployed to Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

Merritt and Nancy were married in 1973. They had two children, Michelle and James. He retired fro m the United States Postal Service in 2004. In August 2007, he welcomed his "Little Angel", granddaughter Keira, into the world. Merritt loved to play softball, listen to country music, the Dallas Cowboys, and to watch the Angels beat the New York Yankees.

Merritt is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughter, Michelle Stamp (Terry); son, James; granddaughter, Keira Stamp; mother, Peggy and step-father, Robert Brattensborg of Fargo, North Dakota; father-in-law, William Patterson. He was predeceased by his father, James Burgess and sister, Jean Burgess .

He will be missed by many friends and relatives in North Dakota, Alabama, Massachusetts, Virginia and California.

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