Brian Christopher Burton

Oct. 23, 1960 - Sept. 14, 2005

Brian Burton

Family-Placed Obituary

Brian passed away suddenly on September 14, 2005, doing what he loved, riding a motorcycle. He was very active in life. Having attended Boy Scouts as a boy, later in life he became a troop leader choosing to spend time camping with his Boy Scouts. Brian lived life to the fullest from repelling, caving, kayaking, flying, bungee jumping, skydiving and scuba diving. If it was daring, he did it; having known no boundaries and that carried into the love he shared with his family.

Brian took time for father-daughter days with Katie, which just included a trip to Cirque DuSoleil. He took Alex on father-son outings, including flying him to Alaska in his own plane. Brian loved life and shared it to the fullest with his wife, JoAnn. She inspired him to be his best and he, in turn, shared the best of himself with her. And that is how Brian lived his life, sharing the best of himself with us, his family and friends. He loved to fly and we know he is now flying with golden wings with our other guardian angels. Brian is survived by his wife JoAnn; son, Alex, and daughter, Katie; parents, Richard and Deene Boehm, Harold and Julie Burton and Sharon Boehm; mother-in-law, Janet Parton; siblings, Lori and husband Ted Laws, Mitch Boehm, Nicky Boehm, Laura and husband Paul Shaunessy, Mike and wife Wendy Boehm, Rick and wife Natsuko Burton, Steve and wife Annetta Burton; his sister-in-law, Janis Garraway; brother-in-laws, Johnny Fry, James Fry and wife Carol, Jeff Fry and wife Brenda; grandparents, Ken and Geneva Richards; numerous nieces and nephews; and one great-nephew.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 19, 2005, at Harrell Funeral Home in Austin. A memorial service will follow from 7:30 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. Contributions can be made to Dripping Springs Boy Scout Troop 101. Arrangements by Harrell Funeral Home, 4435 Frontier Trial, Austin, Texas 78745, (512) 443-1366 

Published in the Austin American-Statesman on 9/18/2005.