Dec. 3, 1927 – May 11, 2017

Burna Dean Stamps, 89, of Pueblo and formerly of Fowler passed away on May 11, 2017, at the Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo. She was born on Dec. 3, 1927, in Clarks, Louisiana to Roy Rupert and Alma (Meyer) Stamps.

Burna was schooled in Childress, Loco and Wellington, Texas, and graduated from high school in 1947 from Yoder-Miami High School. She started working with Mountain Bell on Nov. 18, 1947, in Fowler, as a telephone operator and left there as Chief Operator moving to Denver, where she worked in different jobs throughout the company until she retired in October of 1982, with 35 years of service. She also worked as a clerk at Woolworth’s and at the Union Printers Home in Colorado Springs and of course she helped out on the family farm throughout her life.

Burna was an accomplished artist and painted beautiful oil paintings that she shared with family and friends. She also was a photographer and in later years she excelled in adult coloring with her keen eye for detail and color. Her other hobbies included fishing, hunting and she loved her time in the outdoors. She loved her home, cooking, canning, and working in her yard and her pets. She also really enjoyed her Thunderbirds and she’d hand wash them at the farm in her BVD’s having to duck out of sight a time or two when company came.

She is survived by her siblings, I Jane Gray of Pueblo; Charles “Chuck” Arthur Stamps of Portland, Oregon; Sidney Ray Stamps of Longmont, Colorado; Wesley Wayne Stamps of Pueblo West, Colorado; Edwin Jefferson Stamps of Canon City, Colorado; also survived and loved by her nieces and nephews and their families and her many friends that became like family to her through the years as well. She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, Roy “Junior” Rupert Stamps Jr., Carl Everett Stamps, and Inez Thelma Zimmerman.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Fowler United Methodist Church with Pastor Brian Blackburn officiating and Chaplain Karen Burnham of Vista Pueblo Towers co-officiating.

Those wishing to do so may make memorial contributions to a charity of choice direct or through the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home and Arkansas Valley Crematory is in charge of arrangements.