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Bouslough, Burney J.

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January 8, 1932 - October 4, 2016

Bouslough, Burney J.

Burney Judson Bouslough, 84, died October 4, 2016, at his home in Plano, Texas. Burney was born January 8, 1932 in York, Nebraska to Melville Judson and Axie Marie Burney Bouslough. A man that was gentle and kind and knew many people in his life is now with his Lord and son Jesus Christ.

A graduate of the University of Nebraska he was a lifelong alum. Burney served his country honorably with the Navy. Upon his discharge he began a career in education, later serving as the Director of Adult Basic Education for the Nebraska Department of Education until his retirement.

He was a Master Mason of 60 years with Utica Lodge 96 of Nebraska. He shared his love of motorcycles with the Shriners. Burney was an accomplished organist and shared his talent with the church.

After retiring, he moved to Dallas, and became a lover of furry friends and specifically taking care of his best canine friend, Cooper.

He is survived by his family at heart, “brother and sister-in-law”, Dennis and Kathryn Hotchkiss and “nieces”, Michelle Leacock, Nicole Clark, Kim Horsham and Erin Hotchkiss.

Memorial service will be held at 3:00 Monday, Oct. 10, at Holy Covenant Methodist Church, 1901 East Peters Colony Rd. , Carrollton, TX 75007.

Condolences may be sent to 9431 Vail Drive, Rogers, Arkansas, 72756.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Dallas/Ft. Worth Sheltie Rescue, P.O. Box 251, Merit, TX 75458 and/or Plano Animal Services, 4028 W Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75093.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252


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William E. Preuit

November 02, 2016 3:07PM

Met Burney when he entered Waco High School. Have stayed in touch for many years and always looked forward to meeting at the Waco Reunion. He will be missed.

Linda Appleby

October 19, 2016 2:19PM

I apologize for being slow to respond, I have had surgery and I have been laid up, but I wanted to say I knew Burney for 12 years and I enjoyed so much the talks we had and my dog Kaylee loved him so much. He was a kind, wise man and I will never forget him and he is much missed.

Patricia Ann Burney Schultz

October 10, 2016 11:38AM

I am the daughter of Rudy R Burney of Hemingford ME. I was a small child when Burney was a young man. Bug I remember him as being a very handsome and kind young man! I also remember that he was very talented on the piano!
He came to visit in the summer time and learned about wheat farming from his 2 uncle 's Cyril and Rudy Burney.
More recently we connected via email and we kept up with each other. He had told me of his health problems and I was so glad to hear from him again after a long illness last year! I am very sorry to hear about his heart attack and death! He did assured me that he was loved and taken card of by loved ones and I am grateful to them! May the Lord bless and reward you for being there for Burney. I only regret that we were not able to sed each other face to face but I will look for him in Heaven, perhaps he eill bd playing the irgsn for that Heavenly Choir.

james dale burney [jim] burney

October 09, 2016 10:21PM

burney was the son of my dads aunt grand dad jim;s sis ....I think he came to Hemingford neb a lot ran with my clan bob ray bonnie burney etc I am the last of my folks Cyril and marie burney I live in Cheyenne wyo we shared e-mails over past few yrs

Wallace Bailey

October 08, 2016 5:26PM

Who was Burnie Bourslough?
Hw was my friend, with whom I could talk openly, share thoughts and opinions and know they would be given weight whether he agreed or not or whether they had validity or not. He was respectful and therefore respected in return. He was a gentleman in the best of its meaning.
He was understanding, compassionate, empathetic and aware. He was a man of great talents and accomplishment but never splashy or brassy; it was quietly revealing in his actions. He was everything one could hope for in a friend and he will be missed but always present in our memories.
He now walks with God.

John and Nancy Friesen

October 08, 2016 1:01AM

John and Nancy wish to send heartfelt sympathy to Dennis and Kathryn and their family at the passing of our good NE. friend Burney.. He was a man among men and a servant of the Lord, a wonderful organist and a kind man. We will be thinking of you on MONDAY .

Sharon Ann Smith & Alan

October 07, 2016 10:16PM

Burney and I met back in the year of 2001 when he moved into a retirement community in Lincoln, NE. I was the Activity Director at that time. We became instant friends,along with my husband, Alan.
Burney was a delightful friend and we shared our love for music. I started a Senior Choir for all who wanted to sing and he answered the call when I needed a pianist.
We had Burney in our home several times for a meal and enjoyed fun conversation.
He met our children at an Event and all thought he was a great guy.
Our middle child, DeEtte Bailey and I traveled to Dallas every January for GIFT Market and the 3 of us would meet for dinner at least one time during our week-long stay. DeEtte was the 1st one I called when Michelle phoned to tell of Burney's passing. This will be the first year that we will not have many conversations in the evening, by phone, while we stayed in our Hotel.
He was an honored Veteran and we had many conversations about the up-coming election. I am very sad that he will not be able to VOTE this Nov. But, I bet he will get the scoop from God! He will be playing his beautiful music in Heaven, and maybe if I listen very closely, I will hear his favorite piece at Christmas time.
We are blessed to have had Burney in our lives, but I know He has gone home now, and we will see him soon.

Love and Friendship from

Alan & Sharon Ann & family

Jennie E. Romohr

October 07, 2016 4:22PM

Burney's passing saddens me very much as I was his high school class mate graduating in 1950. Burney and I shared our love for music, and attended the Waco Methodist Church together. I would appreciate knowing when his ashes are to be buried in Lincoln, NE, and would plan to attend the burial if it is open to friends.
My love to all and especially to the Hotchkiss family who have been his loving family for so long.

Tim Tacy

October 07, 2016 4:22PM

Burney was a true true joy to listen to as he played the organ at Holy Covenenant United Methodist Church. I had the pleasure of his friendship and kindness as a member there. He will truly be missed.