|Birth: ||Dec. 18, 1916|
|Death: ||Jul. 16, 2001|
San Diego County
CLOYCE BEVERLY BURKHARDT - Cloyce, born December 16, 1916 in Quenemo, Kansas passed away on July 16, 2001 at his home in Lakeside, surrounded by his family and in the arms of his wife. Cloyce and his parents settled in California in 1940. cloyce then went to work for Consolidated Aircraft from 1940 to 1944. Cloyce and his brother-in-law Jack Emery owned and operated Rapid Copy and Rapid Photo from 1944 to 1950. Cloyce then returned to Consolidated Aircraft in 1950, working on top secret aerospace projects. He remained at Consolidated Aircraft until his retirement in 1975. After retirement Cloyce and his wife traveled the United States and Canada in their trailer. They also traveled internationally, visiting family and making new friends.
Cloyce is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Ruth Emery. He is also survived by his sister Phyllis Townley of Boise, Idaho; his daughters, Beverly Reyes of El Cajon, granddaughter Ke'ala Reyes of El Cajon, daughter Janice M. Burkhardt of Linda Vista, her life partner Brenda Goerzen, and his many "adopted" daughters. Cloyce was a wonderful husband, brother, father and friend.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the San Diego Aerospace Museum at 2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101, Cloyce was a long time volunteer at the Gillespie field site.
Services to be held Monday, July 23rd at 2:00 p.m. at the Lakeside Santee Funeral Chapel, 9840 Maine Avenue, Lakeside, California 92040.
Freeman L. Burkhardt (1891 - 1968)
Mary Mabel Miller Burkhardt (1896 - 1991)
Mount Hope Cemetery
San Diego County
Created by: Jerry T. Windley
Record added: Apr 28, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19126525
Added: Feb. 25, 2009