Annie Britt Burgess was born in Abbeyville, Alabama on June 6, 1944 and entered into eternity on August 7, 2018 at her home in Aurora, Colorado. She was born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank and Lillian Hogans and was the youngest of six siblings. At the age of nine, the family relocated to Panama City, Florida. She graduated from Denver University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Pre-Law Philosophy.
Her husband, Clyde Sr., often said that she liked to do things her own way. Out of respect and love, he stepped back so that she could live her life on her own terms until the very end. And what a life it was.
Annie was a military wife (Air Force, 22yrs, retired) and traveled the world extensively with her husband and two sons, Clyde "Reggie" Jr. and Cornell. They lived 10 years abroad in the countries of Turkey, Germany and Japan, and did extensive traveling in the countries of France, England, Belgium, Monaco, Amsterdam, Syria, Canada, and Greece (where she famously took on the police over a merchandise refund). Ann and Clyde eventually settled in Colorado and have lived in Aurora since 1979.
Annie had numerous hobbies and interests including cake decorating, crocheting, reading, and attending Bible studies. She could frequently be seen happily working in her yard, out in front of her home, sweeping and raking away while arrayed in very colorful attire. She loved eating out with her family and had the amazing talent of being able to enjoy a single cup of coffee for over an hour. She and Clyde shared 53 years of marriage and in that time they continued to travel. They especially enjoyed attending Hogans and Burgess family reunions (they made it to each and every one)! She was a member of Toastmaster's and had a career in volunteerism which included working with political campaigns, for the Aurora Municipal Court, as a Child Abuse Case Worker, and in retail management.
To cherish her memories, she leaves a devoted husband, Clyde Burgess, Sr.; two sons, Clyde "Reggie" Burgess, Jr., (Antoinette) of Denver, Colorado; Cornell Arness Burgess (Stephanie) of Alexandria, Virginia; four siblings, Elvira B. Bulger of Detroit, Michigan; Earyn L. Salter of Detroit, Michigan; Shirley H. Brown of Layton, Utah and James P. Hogans (Joyce) of Detroit, Michigan, three granddaughters, Bridgette N. Burgess of Los Angeles, California; Amanda F. Kimbell of Apple Valley, California; Genesis M. Burgess of Denver, Colorado; two grandsons, Ian J. Burgess of Alexandria, Virginia; Liam S. Burgess of Alexandria, Virginia; one great granddaughter and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Preceding her in death was her brother, Frank H. Hogans, Jr.
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