Richard Edward Burns

Graveside Inurnment services for longtime Cortez resident Richard Edward Burns will be held 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 15, 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Jeff McDonell officiating. Military honors will be provided by Ute Mountain American Legion Post. 75.

Richard was born Aug. 5, 1943 in Carmel, Calif., the son of James Edward and Mary Elizabeth (Thomas) Burns. He passed away at his Cortez home on Friday, May 2, 2014, at the age of 70.

Surviving Richard are his daughter, Lori Heidemeyer of California; brother, Dan Burns of South America; and several cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mary Burns.

Arrangements are being made through Four Corners Funeral Chapel, Cortez, Colo.