|Birth: ||May 21, 1922|
New Mexico, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 5, 2009|
Harold Burns, 87, passed away in Phoenix, Arizona on August 5, 2009 He was born May 21, 1922 in Lovington to the late Walter Augustus "Gus" and Estella Burns.
He proudly served in WWII in the Navy. First being aboard the Ship, the Oglala when it was sunk on Pearl Harbor Day, December 7, 1941. He was in the water helping 14 other survivors and the dead be pulled from the waters. Burns served on five different destroyers
during the way and was at Iwo Jima when the flag was raided. He was at Guadalcanal and was a part of "Operation Magic Carpet" at the end of the war to bring American POW's to medical facilities and ended the war in Japan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers; Jack Hazel, Walter, J.R. and Howard Burns and three sisters; Era Katherine Mensik, Anna Jo Lyon and Bobbie Cloe Holderman.
He is survived by a loving wife, Marilyn, and a step great grandchild, Laura Lynn, who loved him dearly, of the home. He had the greatest step-children: Sheril, Barbara, Bob and Rick. Also surviving are 12 wonderful step-grandchildren, 22 great step-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. He and his cousin Kenneth "Burr" Burns are probably talking away right now, as they so often did on this earth.
Now his wishes are to return to the sea he loved so much. On September 9, his ashes will be strewn in the ocean off the coast Of San Diego, California. We have lost a friend and loved one,But he will remain in our hearts forever.
Walter Augustus Burns (1880 - 1932)
Estella Esther Baker Burns (1888 - 1972)
Jack Hazel Burns (1910 - 1958)*
Era Katherine Burns Mensik (1912 - 1996)*
Walter Augustus Burns (1913 - 1969)*
J. R. Burns (1920 - 1997)*
Harold Burns (1922 - 2009)
Jessie Howard Burns (1924 - 2000)*
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: Ashes scattered over the Pacific Ocean
Created by: Carolyn Mackey-Byrum
Record added: Sep 06, 2009
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