Dateline: June 19, 2003
services for W. George Bourland will be held on Sunday, June 22, at 9:00
a.m. in Citizens Cemetery.
Bourland passed away on May 23, 2003, in Hemet, California, after losing a
battle with cancer. He was
born in Clarendon, Texas on May 24, 1915, and graduated from Clarendon
High School in 1932. He
graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1938 with a Bachelor of Science
degree and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant.
He served as a supply officer in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during World
War II and resigned from the Navy after the war with the rank of
Bourland opened a small private supply business in the states from
1946-1947. He went to Guam in
1947 and remained there until 1983 when he returned to the states.
During his stay in Guam, Mr. Bourland owned and operated many
diverse businesses, including food production, men’s apparel,
appliances, insurance and real estate.
He retired from United of Omaha insurance company in 1983 after
serving 24 years as their general agent for Guam and the Far East.
Mr. Bourland also wrote a book about direct democracy entitled
“Who Gets the Antelope Liver.”
Bourland was also very much involved with community affairs in Guam.
He was a member of the Guam Chamber of Commerce, the Guam Board of
Education, Rotary International, the Shriner’s Club, and the Masons.
He was also a past president of Guam’s Association of Life
Underwriters, co-founder of the Arc Light Chapter of the Air Force
Association, a member of the Guam Navy League, and the USO Board of
Bourland was preceded in death by his daughter, Sally Rupprecht, and his
second wife, Betty Lewis Bourland.
leaves behind his daughter, Brooke Young of Woodland, CA; his son, Joe
Bourland of Temecula, CA; his stepson, Wid Slick of New Mexico; his
stepdaughters, Anne Shelton of Clarendon and Susan Lecanas of Dallas; six
grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
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