RIP Glen Burke

Pueblo House has experienced a great loss last week when Glen Burke passed away.  He’d been in a nursing home until his daughter brought him back to WA State (Bellingham) with her.  He contracted pneumonia and just couldn’t recover. He will be sorely missed by all of us. Glen Burke June 24th 1926 to Feb. 14th, 2017.

Janet Wilson:

My dear friend Glen Burke passed away.  Glen was instrumental in helping get the supplies needed to finish renovations on the Li’l red house..”Pueblo House” so we could make it livable.  He also helped with securing the music house when the back liens had to be paid before it could be donated.   I made a movie (below) about Glen for us to enjoy his 89th birthday in 2015, when we celebrated in the yard at the music house. Glen loved music and was an activist for social and economic justice. He played trumpet for years, so music was near and dear to him.  RIP my dear buddy…I hope you finally get to be with your lovely angel wife Grace.

Patrick Pulis:

My good friend and roommate for two years just past away at 90 years old. Glen D Burke died on February 14th. He was a very good man and loved to be involved inchanging the world even at 90. He was involved with the Sierra Club being on the board, he was on the board of HRC (Humans Relations Committee), and brought Veterans for Peace to Pueblo. He helped get money for the renovations of Pueblo House so kids could have a space to explore their artistic needs. He was a very sharp and comical man. He loved his wife who died 10 years ago and called her ‘his angel’. He was always active signing petitions to save the whales or to help an organization. I have many good memories of him and will miss him dearly. He must be looking down on us and happy that we are carrying his torch to change the world for a better place. His funeral service will be this coming Friday if anyone wants to go.

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About Janet

Janet has a finance background and works as a bookkeeper part-time for BNL Clean Energy Inc. Janet is a strong advocate for social and economic justice, and wants the voice of the people (all people) to be heard. She believes in strong Communities to promote a better future. Her vision is to bring art, music and education to the East Side neighborhood of Pueblo. Janet is on a mission to make 5th St. unique, vibrant and sustainable... through food growth, community programs and a better education for children. She wants everyone "to find their passion" in life.