David Edward (Ed) Burleson of Austin, 52, died Monday September 13, 2010 following a six-month battle with cancer.  He was born March 5, 1958 in Pulaski, Virginia.  Ed was a former President of the Heart Of Texas Bears in Austin; an active Master Naturalist in teh El Camino Real Chapter in Cameron, Texas; and artist and an accomplished gardener.  He left gardens wherever he went and touched the lives of many people.

Ed is survived by the love of his life, his partner Marcus Montemayor and their two Pug dogs…Woodrow and Poquita.  A gathering was held at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in his honor.

Ed’s favorite poems was ‘Not In Vain’ by Emily Dickinson….

Not In Vain

If I can stop one heart from breaking,

I shall not live in vain;

If I can ease one life the aching,

Or cool one pain,

Or help one fainting robin

Unto his nest again,

I shall not live in vain.