Mrs. Annie Picard Burgess
On Wednesday forenoon, Dec. 31, 1913, occurred the death of Mrs. Annie Burgess at the Northwestern hotel, where she had for several months been assistant to Mrs. Henry in the management of that popular hostelry, having come direct from San Diego, Calif., where she had gone about a year ago for the benefit of her health.
The immediate cause of her demise was heart failure, after a very brief sickness; she was 45 years of age and of a most loveable and attractive disposition and every one who came in contact with her in a business or social way was charmed with her inborn kindness and affable manner. Her death came as a shock to the community and was universally deplored.
Mrs. Burgess was born at Friendship, N.Y., and was a graduate of Western Pennsylvania hospital, at Pittsburgh; she was married and came west, where Mr. Burgess died early in their wedded life. Two sons, Emery L. Burgess and Fred P. Burgess, survive their mother; also her mother, Mrs. Mary H. Picard; one brother,Chas. S. Picard of Denver, and four sisters, Mrs. Mary Andrews of Eric, Pa.; Mrs. J. E. Means of Denver; Mrs. T. G. Welsh of Elmira, N. Y., and Mrs. R. T. McFarland of Washington, D. C.
Mrs. Burgess was for many years chief clerk of the Land Board office at the state capitol, Denver, and afterwards had full charge of the preliminary civic center work of Denver, under Mayor Robert Speer. She was a member of Electa chapter, Order of the Eastern Star; a prominent and active member of the Jane Jefferson Club, the Colorado Federation of Women's Clubs, the Women's Public Service league, and a member of St. Mark's Episcopal church, Denver, where he son Fred is a soloist.
The remains were taken to Denver Friday for interment, the funeral being in charge of the chapter of the Eastern Star to which deceased belonged, they having requested this privilege as soon as word was received of their sister's death, so that they might appropriately honor her memory and show the esteem in which she was held by them.