Burton Edwards
Burton Edwards

Obituary of Burton Albert Edwards

Tuesday at 4 PM, October 27, 2020, Burton Edwards passed to the great beyond. He is survived by his wife of 61.5 years, Zana, his son Burt Jr and his Daughter Nicole. Burton Edwards came from a big family in Arizona. Burton joined the US Army Reserve at the end of the Korean war and then went into the US Air Force, and this would become his career. It was while in the Air Force he met and married his wife of 61.5 years, then they had these children together, three boys and one girl, Burt Jr the oldest, Kenneth number two and David number three and youngest was Nicole. CMSgt. Burton Edwards retired after 31 years in the military, he was in the United States Air Force, served two tours in Viet Nam, and stationed at various bases around the globe (used to joke, “I’ve been around the world many times.”) After retirement Chief Edwards did general work for a few years, then began as a Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) instructor, where he taught and trained the drill teams. Was there for ten years. While in the JROTC program his drill team won numerous awards and did some traveling to different schools and the Air Force Academy. Chief Edwards has touched so many lives, through his words, his example and his presence. Chief Edwards has been a mentor, a friend a companion and a good listener, this is what has been reported to the family. The family wishes to send love and thanks to everyone, for all of their prayers, love, support and help, up to and after his passing. Please take with you the things you learned and received from Chief Burton A Edwards and please share with others when you can as much as you can. In loving memory of Chief Burton Edwards. Loving Thanks from the Edwards and Pena families to: Patriot Guard Riders “PGR”, The Patriots, bagpipes will be played by Nicholas O’Connor and The graphic Artist.
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Monday November 16 2020 - will begin at 12:30 PM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.


Monday November 16 2020 - will begin at 2:15 PM at Riverside National Cemetery.
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