Thomas R. Burson, 83, died July 5, 2004 in Payson. He was born March 30, 1921 in Tulsa, Okla.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the Battle of the Bulge. He retired from the Naval Postgraduate School of Annapolis, Md. and Monterey, Calif. after 35 years and moved to Payson in 1990.
He is survived by his wife, Eleonor; three daughters, Judy Miller and Linda Allen of Payson, and Patricia Miniaci of Meadow Vista, Calif.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
At his request, no funeral will be held. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday July 9 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road in Phoenix.
Donations can be made to RTA Hospice, P.O. Box 305, Payson, AZ 85547, or Kinship Center, 124 River Road, Salinas, CA 93908.
Arrangements by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.