Donald L. Burgoyne died Jan. 18, 2003. He was 80.
Donald L. Burgoyne died Jan. 18, 2003. He was 80.

Born October 12, 1922, in Ida Grove, Iowa, Don served as a medical corpsman in World War II. He earned his master’s degree from Iowa Universiy in plant physiology. He worked for DuPont Agrichemical Division for 35 years.

A devoted family man and friend to many, Don loved to dance. He was an avid golfer and swimmer and loved Dixieland Jazz. He was also a volunteer at Kaiser Santa Teresa Hospital.

He is survived by his sisters Virginia Brockman and Marie Stookey; son Douglas and his family of Los Angeles; daughter Leah Dowty of Santa Cruz; grandchildren Kyle Burgoyne and Mariete Dowty; niece Denise Burgoyne; and nephew Michael Burgoyne and his family.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years Margene Burgoyne.

Services were held today at Gilroy Presbyterian Church.

The family asks that any donations be made to Live Oak Ag Boosters, P.O. Box 594, Morgan Hill CA, 95046.

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