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Julina Burge
1864 - 1938
 
Winbourn
Julina, William, Cornelius, David, John, John Winbourn, Elizabeth, Isaac
A quiet life came to a close on Monday morning, January 17, at 9:45 o'clock, when Mrs. Julina Burge passed into the Great Beyond at her home, Third Street and McKinley Avenue, Fort Lupton, Colorado. For twenty-eight years, with patience and fortitude, Mrs. Burge has been fighting what terminated into a losing battle against mortal illness. She had been an invalid for the past eighteen years. Her appreciation of every kindness extended her during the time she was shut in and her cheerful, courage and lively spirit made it a pleasure to be near her and care for her. During all her illness she was never heard to complain and although her life was quiet, the spirit of charity, hospitality and loyalty was prominent. Julina Winbourn Burge was born to W. G. and Mary Winbourn Nov. 4, 1864 on 13th Street in Denver, making for her the distinction of being one of the oldest pioneers to be born in this part of Colorado and placed her in close contact with the early development of Fort Lupton. After her parents had established their residence in what is now known as the old Winbourn home west of Fort Lupton, they returned to Denver for two winters to avoid the annoyance of Indian uprisings and to send their children to school; hence Mrs. Burge's early schooling was in the Denver and Fort Lupton schools. After finishing her elementary schooling here she attended the Scottsboro Academy at Scottsboro, Alabama. There she met William J. Burge to whom she was married on August 21, 1883, at Woodville, Alabama. They came to Fort Lupton in September 1883 and established a home two miles west of Fort Lupton at what is known as the old Burge home. (at the foot of Burge Hill on the south side of the road) Fourteen children were born to this union. Five preceded Julina in death, two boys and one girl died in infancy, and two sons, Lee Hampton, passed away Jan. 11, 1901, at the age of 14 years, and William Marvin, passed away, April 8, 1935, at the age of 44 years. William J., the husband, died on Dec. 16, 1912, at San Antonio, Texas, where they had gone for her health. She is survived by eight sons and one daughter, Wylie W., Albert C., Floyd W., and Norman B., of Fort Lupton, and Walter T., Thomas F., Francis W., all of Los Angeles; Dennis A., and the daughter, Mrs. Pearl Trunk of El Monte, Calif.; and 17 grand children, Phyllis Davis, Dorothy Nordyke, Eileen Burge, Eugene Burge, Donald Burge, Ethel Burge, Alberta Burge, all of Fort Lupton; Helen Winters, Betty Burge, and Byron Burge of Los Angeles, Beverly Burge, Junior Trunk, William Trunk, Shirley Trunk, Marian Trunk, Lucille Trunk, VA Trunk, of El Monte, Calif., and one great-grandchild, Marlene Davis of Fort Lupton; one brother, R. L. Winbourn of Venice, Calif., two brother's-in-law, Wylie T. and George H. Burge of Fort Lupton; four nieces, Nellie Day and Mary Blake of Greeley, Mable Laudre of Oakland, Calif., Sara Bateman of Fort Lupton, four nephews, Ray Burge of Los Angeles, Robert and Dale Burge of Fort Lupton, and Will Winbourn of Salem, Oregon. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Fort Lupton and of the Ladies Aid. To her church as to her organizations she was a devoted and conscientious member. She became affiliated with Bountiful Chapter No. 72, O. E. S. on March 17, 1911. For many years she belonged to the West Side Domino Club. Impressive funeral services were held at the Methodist Episcopal Church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, Arrangements were in charge of the Lefferdink Funeral Home.
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