June 21, 1926 – Aug. 24, 2018
Funeral services for Eva Evangeline Burgland, 92, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at the Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel in Douglas, Wyo., with Pastor Tim Ricker of the Frontier Baptist Church officiating. Inurnment was in the Douglas Park Cemetery.
Eva Burgland died Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at the Douglas Care Center in Douglas, Wyo.
Eva was born June 21, 1926 in Haldean, Sioux County, Neb., the daughter of Earl William and Lucetta Maurine (Kinner) Lenzen. Eva at a young age came to Wyoming with her family to the family homestead north of Douglas. She was raised and educated in Converse County. She was married to Alvin Harold “Sonny” Burgland on July 16, 1949 in Douglas. They moved to Greybull, Wyo., in 1969 and returned to Douglas in 1989. While living in Greybull, Eva worked as a nurse’s aide at the Big Horn County Hospital for 20 years.
She enjoyed trapping squirrels and babysitting.
Eva is survived by her children, Barbara Tillard of Douglas and A. Curry Burgland of Sheridan, Wyo.; sister, Lucretia Richards of Glenrock, Wyo.; grandchildren, Tara (Corey) Davidson of Douglas, Ty (Megan) Tillard of Douglas, Cassie (Joe) Schwartz of Sheridan, and Tina VanBuskirk of White Rock, S.C.; and great grandchildren, Dylan Davidson, Taylor Davidson, Colby Davidson, Kylie Tafoya, Maddy Tillard, Gracie Tillard, Andy Tillard, Braden Harris, Jake VanBuskirk, and Trinity Burgland.
Eva was preceded in death by her father, William, on April 12, 1965; mother, Lucetta, on July 15, 1984; husband, Sonny, on May 19, 2005; siblings, Earl William Lenzen Jr., Sophia Marie Anderson, John Kinner Lenzen, Marion Andrew Lenzen, Doris Ann Lenzen, and Leslie James Lenzen; and son-in-law, Andy Tillard.
Serving as the urnbearer was Curry Burgland.
A memorial to the Converse County Cancer Fund in care of the Converse County Bank, P.O. Box 689, Douglas, Wyoming 82633 would be appreciated by the family.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyo., was in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com