May 24, 1935 ~ May 9, 2019

Born in: Henrietta, Texas
Resided in: Westminster, Colorado

George Burt passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday at his home in Westminster, Colorado.

He was born on May 24, 1935 to George and Edith Burt in Henrietta, Texas. He moved to Colorado at the age of three. Quickly the family settled on a farm near Platteville, Colorado helping run a dairy farm. The family moved to Dupont in the early 1940’s. He attended Adams City High School where he met his true love Shirley Burt. The two were married in a small service in December 1955.

They raised their two children, Michael and Steve, in Thornton. George worked at Shell Chemical, a meatpacking plant, owned his own gas station sold insurance, and worked for Adams County until he settled into his career as a truck driver for Western Paving.

George loved hunting, fishing, camping and blackjack. He was a loyal and avid Broncos fan. George and Shirley enjoyed traveling and sight-seeing. Favorite trips included Hawaii and a cruise along the Mexican Riviera. They frequently traveled to Las Vegas where he played blackjack and they enjoyed many concerts and great food. The two were frequent campers and enjoyed the outdoors.

George is survived by his sons, Michael and Steve Burt; his four grandchildren, Aaron, Andrew, Erik and Jenna Burt; three great grandchildren, Maggie, Lilly, and Thomas; and his siblings, Billy Burt and Bonnie Koch. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Shirley Burt. His family will always remember his passions for the outdoors and love of Canadian Mist.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 10:00am at the Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 9998 Grant Street, Thornton, CO 80229. Committal Service to follow at Highland Cemetery. Reception to immediately follow services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of George to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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Celebration of Life: May 17, 2019 10:00 am

Horan & McConaty - Metro North/Thornton
9998 Grant Street
Thornton, CO 80229

Committal Service: May 17, 2019 11:30 am

Olinger Highland Mortuary & Cemetery
10201 North Grant Street
Thornton, CO 80227

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in George Ray Burt's name.

American Cancer Society

P.O. Box 22478
Oklahoma City, OK 73123
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  1. So sorry for the family loss. I worked with George for many years at Wester Paving, I liked him a lot a great guy.

  2. I worked with George at Western Paving for a lot of years. He was an excellent driver and was always willing to do what needed to be done, along with being a truly good guy. My deepest sympathies to his family.

  3. My deepest condolences to the friends and family of George. May your treasured memories bring you joy, and may ‘the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort’ give you strength, along with a measure of peace for your grieving hearts at this most difficult time.
    2 Corinthians 1:3


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