William "Bur" Benjamin Burson

October 2, 1943April 27, 2014

Bill Burson of Phoenix, Arizona passed away peacefully in his home on April 27, 2014 at the age of 70. Bill was born and raised in the Phoenix area. He was with the Phoenix Fire Department for 30 plus years "Fightin' Fires and Savin' Lives". He is survived by his children Michele Norberg (John), Terri Shepherd (Joe), Bill Burson, Jr. (Debbie) and Kim Bodendein (Dan). His grandkids Jamie, Kristin, Derek, Michael, Karen, Jake, Luke, Tim, Erin and Johnny. His great grandchildren Sophie, Jackson and soon to arrive Benjamin. His brother Terry (Gloria), and sisters Pat, Betsy "Jinx" (John), Bonnie (Dave), Shari (Ken) and Donna (Urban). As well as many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, his many friends and his long time furry companions Rosa and Zora. He was the spark in all of our lives, he was deeply loved and he will be greatly missed. A special thank you to the helping hands of Hospice of the Valley for their loving care along with the Phoenix Fire Department and Greenwood Memory Lawn for all of the arrangements. Memorial services will be held at Greenwood Memory Lawn at 2300 W. Van Buren in Phoenix on Saturday, May 3rd at 10:00 a.m. Memorial donations made in Bill's name to the United Phoenix Fire Department Charities or Hospice of the Valley are appreciated.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 3, 2014

William "Bur" Benjamin Burson

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May 4, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Burson family. There are many memories to cherish with Bill and the children during our summer vacations.
Bill & Peggie McCauslin

May 3, 2014

Draw close to God because he cares for you. 1PE 5:7

Margie West (Bond)

May 2, 2014

What a wonderful neighbor, friend, and encourager Bill has been to me and my family. May the peace of God that transcends all understanding be with you all now and in the days to come.

Doug Edwards

May 2, 2014

My prayers go out to the family of Bill. May you find strength and comfort in the promise of ETERNAL LIFE that our Lord has given us.
Doug Edwards Family

Barb and Ed Kominsky Ffo

May 2, 2014

We met Bill through our daughter and husband. He was a wonderful and very nice person. May God bless him.

Valerie, David, Chris and Jeremy Crawford

May 2, 2014

Forever in our hearts. The Crawford family will always have fond memories of our times together. May your spirit be lifted above.

dan hentges

May 1, 2014

God Bless you Bill,
Your old friend Dan Hentges

Susan Hentges (Fisher)

May 1, 2014

I'm so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Bill and his family. Know that Bill's spirit lives on. My prayers are with all of you. Fondly, Susan Hentges (Fisher)

Diana Sandy

May 1, 2014

'Faith is the bird
that feels the light,
and sings while the dawn is still dark'

Gerri & Ron Hoffschneider

May 1, 2014

In Loving Memory, Bill was a very special person.