Burvil Glenn Burney

1923 - 2013

In Loving Memory
Burvil Glenn Burney
February 18, 1923 – February 18, 2013

Longtime Walla Walla resident Burvil Glenn Burney passed away on his 90th
birthday, February 18, 2013 at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center in Walla Walla.
Glenn was born in Manes, Missouri on February 18, 1923, to William and Dulcie
Burney. He graduated from the 8th grade in Cheerful Hill School and started high school,
but had to leave school due to eye problems.

He married Pauline Prock in 1944 and moved to Walla Walla. He entered the US Army in 1944,
serving in the 1st Cavalry’s Co. G, 164th Infantry Regiment in the
Philippines during World War II and in the Occupying Army in
Japan a er their surrender. During his military service, he was
awarded the Asiatic Service Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal
with one bronze service star, World War II Victory Medal, Army
of Occupation/Japan medal, and Good Conduct Medal.

After separation from the Army, Glenn worked for Nehi Beverage
Company, then Snyder Crecelius Paper Products Company
in Walla Walla until he moved back to Missouri and got a job
with the Army Corps of Engineers. He was able to get a transfer to
Walla Walla, where he worked for the Corps until his retirement
from the Corps with 20 years of service in 1984.

Glenn was a longtime member of Eastgate Missionary Baptist
Church where he served as a Greeter and Usher. Every Summer
he enjoyed going to the church’s family camp and working in the
snack bar. A whole generation of children knew him as “ The Candy
Man.” Glenn was a 50-year member of the Milton-Freewater
Grange where he served as treasurer. He was a member of both
the 59ers and Wagon Wheelers where he enjoyed riding with
them in parades and rodeos. He enjoyed  fishing and boating. As
an avid boater, he completed the US Coast Guard Boating Skills
and Seamanship Course and Medical Self Help Training Course.
Glenn and Pauline enjoyed traveling together, often taking nieces
and nephews with them. During their retirement, they took several
trips together in their motor home.  Their favorite destination
was Branson, Missouri.  They boasted of having visited 45 of the 50
states, missing only the northernmost New England states. Glenn
was a voracious reader, enjoying Louis L’Amour westerns. He
had read almost every book by his favorite author. During baseball
season, you could depend on  finding him in front of his TV
cheering on his favorite Seattle Mariners during every game. During
his last days, Glenn enjoyed watching birds on his bird feeder
hanging just outside his window at Pioneer House Assisted Living
Home near Pioneer Park in Walla Walla.

Glenn was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Pauline.
He was survived by a brother, Troy Burney of Mountain Grove,
Missouri. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Samuel,
Claude, Ray, and Nolan Burney and two sisters, Faye Moore and
Mary May Jennings. He had no children, but was survived by numerous
nieces and nephews, whom he treated as his own children.

Family and friends may pay their respects from 1:00-7:00 PM
on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Mountain View-Colonial
DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, WA.  The funeral
will be 10:00 AM  Thursday, February, 21 at the funeral home.
A graveside service will follow at the Blue Mountain
Memorial Garden, Myra Road, College Place,
Washington. A dinner will follow back at the funeral
home. Memorial contributions can be made to Eastgate Missionary
Baptist Church through the funeral home.
Friends may write memories and sign the online guestbook at
www.mountainview-colonialdewitt.com.

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