In Memory

Bernie Amen

Bernie Amen

Boulder Daily Camera 12 July 1984: 

     “Bernie Franklin Amen of 1801 Norwood Avenue died Tuesday at the University of Colorado Medical Center Burn Unit, in Denver, 25 days after receiving extensive burns in an explosion. He was 33.  Mr. Amen was born in Texas, on Jan. 4, 1951, the son of Blanche and Bernie Amen Sr.   He married Vicki L. Amen on Sept. 1, 1981 in Boulder.   He worked for the Joseph Secor Painting Company. 

       Mr. Amen was also an accomplished musician.   He played the drums for the Second Chance Band and was a former member of the Boulder-based band Slumgullion. During his military service, he played with the Fourth Army Band. 

       Mr. Amen is survived by his wife of Aurora, his daughter, April Amen, of Texas, his father of San Antonio, Texas, his mother and stepfather, Blanche and John Pearson, of Austin, Texas, a sister, Karen Bengch of Ransass Pass, Texas, a stepson, Casey Bulla of Denver, a stepbrother, John Person II of Austin, and a stepsister, Jenny Pearson, also of Austin. 

       No services are scheduled. Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Colorado Medical Center, Burn Unit, 4200 E. Ninth Ave., Denver, 80220 or to Save the Whales-Greenpeace, 2029 E. 13th Ave., Denver, 80206.”