Burley Milford Hill, 88, passed away Aug. 12, 2011. He was born in Indianapolis, Ind. on April 26, 1923, to Lula Mae (Hoagland) and Levon Shaffer Hill. Burley and Martha J. Gomez married in Raton, N.M., on July 22, 1948. Raised in Indianapolis, he received his four year Printer Apprenticeship after high school. He worked as a rubber plate maker at Precision Rubber Plate Company in Indianapolis and was a State Guard-Captain during WWII. In 1948 he moved to Pueblo. Burley worked 15 years for Pueblo Typewriter Exchange as a rubber stamp maker and later was a foreman for O'Brien Printing. In the 1970's, he was President of the International Typographical Union local. He was an agent for Farm Bureau Insurance and retired from the insurance business in 1985. Burley was a 50 year plus member of First Presbyterian Church. He was a JayCee board member and a life member of BPO Elks #90. Burley worked with the Boy Scouts of America for about 20 years as a Cub Scout Assistant, Boy Scout Leader, and Scout Master for Troop #19. He performed numerous Eagle ceremonies for the troop. Survived by his wife, Martha; children, Duane Lee (Sandi) Hill of Onalaska, Wis., and Diane Lynn (Clifford) Hill-Clark of Richland, Wash.; sister, Pauline Roberts of Indianapolis; sisters-in-law, Dorothy (Art) Wengert of Pueblo and Helen Howell of Denver (very special thanks for their help and support); grandchildren, Marisa Kaali, Diana Leystra, Tiffany Vermes, Adam, Jennifer, Beth and Scott Clark and Sarah Harder; great-grandchildren, Zubayr Kaali, Ryan, Taylor and Dylan Konewko, Kristen, Katelynn, Nicholas Clark and Abigail Harder; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Milton and Leonard; and brother-in-law, Charlie Roberts. Viewing from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Service, 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court St., with the Rev. Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. I spent many wonderful years in Troop 19 with Burley. He was dedicated Scouter and Scoutmaster. My sincere condolences to Martha, Duane and Diana. Burley was a good man. May he rest in peace.

  2. Our condolences to the Hill/Gomez family. My uncle and aunt always treated me with respect and I in turn respected them. We hope he is in a better place, his loved ones will miss him dearly. Sorry that we could not attend.
    Love Frank and Juliet

  3. A caring and good man who will be missed by family and friends. My memories were of his brother-in-law (Tony), my grandfather, always sharing a good laugh when they were together. May God keep him safe and protect his family. Thanks for your compassion and taking care of my grand-aunt. I will always remember his kindness. Love you all.

  4. Our heartfelt condolences to your family. Mr. Hill had such a positive influence on my life (especially in Scouting). May your family experience God’s comfort and healing. Ron and Debbie Young

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