Wallace Francis Burtis

wallace burtis

May 12, 1931 ~ September 16, 2022

Born in: Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Wallace Francis Burtis, 91, of Pueblo, passed away on September 16, 2022.
Born on May 12, 1931, in Pueblo, Colo., he was the son of Wallace C. and Flora (Menor) Burtis. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Rose Illene Greco.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joanne; his children, Michelle (Bruce Kobayashi) and Randal (Ellen); his grandchildren, Parker Kobayashi, Olivia Kobayashi, and Peter W. Burtis; and numerous relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.
Wallace served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955. He worked at the CF&I in Pueblo for 20 years and taught in School District 60 for 23 years. He also mined turquoise in Cripple Creek, Colorado and made turquoise jewelry for many years. Wallace had a strong faith and was a devout Catholic.
The Rosary will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, with Mass to immediately follow at 2:00 p.m. The services will be held at Saint Mary Catholic Church, 217 E Mesa Ave., Pueblo, CO 81006.
Online condolences at www.MontgomerySteward.com.


Rosary: September 27, 2022 1:30 pm

St. Mary Help of Christians Church
217 E. Mesa Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81006


Memorial Mass: September 27, 2022 2:00 pm

St. Mary Help of Christians Church
217 E. Mesa Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81006


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  1. CandleImageMy condolences to the Wallace family. He taught me in the 5th grade.
    He was my favorite teacher. I remember him always being so patient and
    Julie Peralta Patton

  2. Dear Aunt Joanie, Michelle, Randy and family,

    Quinbert and I send our deepest condolences on the passing of Uncle Wally. While we can’t be there in person please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers!

    Louisa and Quinbert

  3. CandleImageWe are so very sorry. Our prayers are with Mr. Burtis’s family and for the repose of his soul. I have such wonderful memories all the way way back from 1985. He was my absolute favorite teacher, such a positive influence on all my future studies. Thank you and Rest in Peace Mr. Burtis.🙏
    Tony Gennuso

  4. Our heartfelt condolences to Wallace’s family in their loss. Prayers and thoughts for the family.

  5. Joni, Michelle and Randy,
    Our deepest condolences on Wally’s passing. His kind and gentle demeanor was a blessing to all of us who were privileged to have had him in our lives.

    Jim & Debi Stupnik

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