Patricia Anneva Burger

September 2, 1940January 3, 2021

Patricia “Pat” A. Burger of Johnstown, Colorado, age 80, passed away January 3, 2021. She is survived by her two daughters, Penny (Tom) Aguilar and Jennifer Briggs, six grandchildren, Jessica (Aaron) Sanchez, Morgan Velasquez (Charlie Baker), Lindsey Aguilar (Justin Seay), Megan (Ryan) Mortensen, Nicole Aguilar (Matt Cooper), and Darian Velasquez. Pat also had the pleasure of 11 great-grandchildren. An only child, Ms. Burger carried on the legacy of her father and mother, Lambert and Dorothy Burger, through her commitment and investment in her beloved hometown of Johnstown, Colorado. She graduated from Johnstown High School in 1959 and attended CU-Boulder for a brief period studying music. Continuing her commitment to music, she also performed with barbershop quartets and was a judge for the talent show, Stars of Tomorrow. Ms. Burger was a member of the Fort Knightly musical group in Greeley and a member of the board of trustees for the Weld County General Hospital in the 1970s. Ms. Burger worked in radio advertising, often performing in the ads herself. She went on to work as an administrative assistant for John Perrott, Esq., and as Clerk of the Court for Milliken, Colorado. Her generous spirit manifested through her friends and family, love of music, and an eye for creativity through her gardens, artwork, and hobbies in collecting and antiquing. Pat would often be spotted around Johnstown as she moseyed her cruiser in her self-described “orbit” through the various neighborhoods and she was grateful to be celebrated in 2012 as the Johnstown BBQ Day Honored Citizen. The family would like to extend their profound gratitude to the staff of Columbine Commons in Windsor, Colorado. A private service to be held in Johnstown, Colorado, January 14, 2021, and a celebration of life to be announced at a later date. To share memories and sympathies please visit


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Mari Ruybal

January 19, 2021

Oh, Miss Pat! I miss you so much. I always looked forward to seeing you when I worked and I truly enjoyed taking care of you. You always enjoyed it when I would sing Patsy Cline and you knew exactly who I was when I came in and said, " Hey, Sexy lady!!" You would laugh and say, " Hey, you!" Or a favorite joke we had was I called her socks, "Tom Aguilar socks" thinking that was the name of the brand but they were in fact nice warm socks from her son-in-law. Haha I am so grateful to have had the privilege to know you and I will cherish our times together. It was a privilege to take care of you! My condolences to the family , may you be surround by much love! ❤

Jerry Jacoby

January 18, 2021

I'm really so sad that Pat is gone, she was the best, always fun to be around and Pat always had the greatest insight. I have no doubt she has her angle wings, I will surely miss her. Jerry Jacoby

Elizabeth Groom

January 10, 2021

I enjoyed taking care of Pat at both her home and at Columbine. I think about her everytime I'm in Johnstown, all the fun times we had driving around town, meeting her friends especially. She had so many close friends who were all dear to her. I'll remember her stories, the way she smiled when my friend played her piano for her, and her love for potatoes! She will be so missed! Thank you for allowing me into her home and to take care of her! I really enjoyed our time together!

Trisha Gardner

January 9, 2021

I had the pleasure of providing therapy to Pat for several years at Columbine. She was such a bright light, and I so enjoyed talking with her and hearing her memories, singing with her, and listening to her play the ukulele! She will be so missed by all! I am so sorry for your loss, and hope memories of her bring you peace.
Much love,

Danny and Rosella Valenccia

January 8, 2021

Rosella and Danny want to express our sincere condolences to Penny, Jenny and grandchildren in the loss of your loved one. May she Rest In Peace.

Connie Brixius

January 8, 2021

I enjoyed Pat so much. We would visit out on her beautiful deck, when I would take her Avon to her. We talked about going to lunch, but it just never worked out. She did like to eat out, and talked about where she liked to go. She will be missed.
Connie Brixius

Julie Andrews

January 7, 2021

Aloha Johnstown Family, I’m second cousin to Pat. She was nine years my senior. She came for a visit to California, I was in High School and Jenny was just a toddler. It was in the mid 60’s. I’d been invited to Junior/Senior Prom but didn’t have a formal. She took me to a fabric store where we bought gold drapery fabric. She made me a stunning long tight skirt w matching top embellished with fringe around hem line, flapper style! No one had ever seen anything like it. I will always remember her twinkling eyes & laughter as she was continually planning something fun to do and eat❣️ Julie Andrews, Kilauea, Hawaii

Margaret Vetter

January 6, 2021

Dear Friends,

I am so very sorry for your loss. I loved being a neighbor to Pat. We had many good years as friends. I miss not having her around. She is now pain free and resting comfortably. Please accept my dearest condolences.

Sincerely with love,