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Gordon Burt

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Gordon H Burt, 73, passed away on November 21, 2009. He was born in Taos on September 6, 1936 to Paul and Jewel Burt. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Rosamund (Hoppy) Gutierrez, and brother Pauly Burt. He is survived by his wife of forty-three years, Cynthia; son Joseph (Ana) Burt; daughter Judith (Javier) Ortiz; grandchildren Paul, Selene, and Bella; sisters Barbara (Duke) Cozart and Sylvia (Tony) Archuleta, several nieces and nephews, and a plethora of dear friends and relatives. The Benedictines were instrumental in forming a very well rounded high school education for Gordon at Holy Cross Abbey in Canon City. Gordon received his journeyman’s license at the age of 18, becoming the youngest person in the state to do so. He went to work for his father’s business, New Mexico Electric. He eventually took over the business until he closed it in 1981. He was drafted at the age of 23 and served in the army as a PFC in company A, 5th battle group, 1st brigade and was stationed in Korea. He met the love of his life, Cynthia O’Shea, just one day after she arrived in Taos. He asked her to take a ride in his new car. This was the beginning of a journey that lasted 43 years. He served his community diligently as a volunteer fireman, later becoming the chief. He was instrumental in forming the first rescue squad within the TVFD. During this period of time, his son, Joey, and his daughter, Judith, were born. Gordon was an innovative soul and smart businessman. He designed and developed many innovations that are used today in the fields of life saving technology and electrical safety. In the early 1980s, he followed his true calling in the healing arts; and, along with his wife opened C&G massage. Clients came to him for treatments at times from great distances. Through the years, he helped hundreds of people. He was an avid reader, excellent cook, and quite the storyteller. His forte was the stories accumulated from characters of Taos. Being surrounded by family was one of his greatest passions as well as good music, good food, and good company. He was a healer, teacher, advisor, and mentor. The direct honesty displayed by Gordon wasn’t always appreciated. His legacy will continue on in those who knew him.

Private services will be at a later date, as per Gordon’s request. Arrangements by Rivera Family Mortuaries. www.riverafuneralhome.com

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Name Gordon Burt
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Date of Death November 21st, 2009
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Location 818 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur
Taos NM 87571
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Jeanne Combo published condolence .

So very sorry to hear of your loss Cynthia. May the Creator wrap his loving arms gently around you and hold you close; give you peace and knowing you are never alone.

  

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Krista Seto published condolence .

I was very sorry to hear the sad news about Gordon. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.

  

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Britt Hardman published condolence .

As an Abbey Classmate of Gordon's it is truly a shock that he has gone to be with God. I enjoyed knowing him and singing with him in Abbey's Glee Club...he was a good tenor. God bless Cynthia.

  

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Mike Sheehan published condolence .

I was a classmate of Gordon At The Abbey. I always thought highley of Him.

  

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Marcia published condolence .

%This is Farb checking in You know that Gordon was part of my family, too.

  

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Peggy published condolence .

Cynthia... I was shocked to find out today about Gordon's passing.. He meant a lot to most of us athletes in the 80's. He indeed was a healer. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  

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Leanne Pilot published condolence .

To Ana, Joe, and all of the Burt family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have heard many tales of Mr. Burt over the years and I know he will be missed. Leanne

  

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Glorianna Dominguez Atencio published condolence .

I was sorry to learn of Gordon's death. We were classmates at St. Joseph's School in Taos. We were both fortunate to attend Beneditine schools in Canon City. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  

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