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Walter Burgess

Walter Burgess

Honored in 2010
Teacher/Coach

 

Walter Burgess dedicated 37 years to students of Dumas High school teaching mathematics coaching tennis, and mentoring young men and women into adulthood. He came to Dumas as a decorated World War II veteran of the US Navy and made a home here with his wife and four children. Burgess spent his classroom time pushing students to meet high standards. He spent his time on the tennis court building a program that allowed students to achieve success on the court and in life. Walter Burgess lived his life as an example of a loving father, a devoted husband, a man of faith, a dedicated educator and a lifelong mentor to his students.  “We are honored to have known him”