Verne Albert Burrows, Milton, WI (1918 - 2012)
September 7, 1918 - September 28, 2012
Verne Albert Burrows, age 94, went peacefully to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. Born Sept. 7, 1918, in Milton, he and his wife of seventy years lived in Janesville, WI before moving to Houston, TX in 2002. One of his first jobs as a teen was delivering the Janesville Daily Gazette. He also worked in the accounting department of the Chevrolet division at General Motors before be-coming a licensed real estate salesman and broker for 29 years with Simonsen, Timm and Burrows; Verne Burrows Realty and Patterson-Burrows, Inc. From 1981-93 Verne had his own appraisal business and served as a fee appraiser for the Veterans Administration.
Verne was a member of the Cargill United Methodist church in Janesville, and, upon moving to Houston, a member of St. Thomas Presbyterian Church. He served in WWII with the Army/Air Corp and was stationed in Arcadia, FL, where he met and married his wife. After his discharge, he returned with his new family to Janesville where, along with his business, he served as a member of the Janesville City Council, the city zoning board of appeals, the city planning commission and the city housing authority. He was a member of the Janesville Board of Realtors and served as president in 1963. He was named Realtor of the Year for the State of Wisconsin in 1970. He was also a member of the Lions Club of Janesville and the Janesville Senior Kiwanis. Besides a life-long love of singing, he was an avid golfer and outdoors-man.
Survivors include his loving wife, Frances Burrows; and his two daughters, Beverly Moss (Steve) of Coeur d’Alene, ID and Jeanne Jen-sen (Jim) of Katy, TX. He also leaves his five grandchildren: Jennifer Moss Benson, Susan Moss, Scott Jensen, Molly Moss and Peter Jensen; as well as 12 great-grandchildren, six nephews and a niece.
Services were held Oct. 6, 2012, at ST. THOMAS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, followed by a reception at Tarrytowne Estates in Houston where he lived the past 10 years.
Suggested memorials include St. Thomas Presbyterian Church, 14100 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 and Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Blvd, Houston TX 77030-4123.