Death Notices, Aug. 3, 2011

Richard Frank Burrows, 81, Grand Junction, died Aug. 1, 2011, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Mr. Burrows was an airline mechanic.

Survivors include one son, Michael of Mesa.

Former Crawford resident Betty Arlene Connors, 79, died July 24, 2011, in Cedar City, Utah.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Taylor Funeral Service in Hotchkiss, with a gathering of friends and family to follow. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Norwood Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Gordon; one son, Milford of Cedar City; four daughters, Janeane Haley of Denver, Geraldine Justice of Delta, Carma Lapenski of Gunnison and Edna Hamilton of Fort Worth, Texas; 18 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to the Birds of Prey Foundation, 2290 S. 104th St., Broomfield 80020.

Lisa Barks Kitsmiller, 40, Fruita, died July 28, 2011, in Dickinson, N.D.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Grand View Cemetery west of Montrose.

Survivors include two sons, Billy Ray Ryan and Zachary, both of Fruita; one daughter, Cheyenne of Grand Junction; one brother, Gary Barks of Montrose; two sisters, Gaye Cox of Montrose and Joy Willis of Grand Junction; and one grandchild.

Jean-Paul “Junior” LaBossiere Jr., 13, died July 30, 2011, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Cedaredge Middle School.

Survivors include his parents, Tanya LaBossiere of Eckert and Jean Paul LaBossiere of Farminton, N.M.; two brothers, Tre of Cedaredge and Brady of Farmington; and his grandparents, Edward and Leeta Anderson, and Dick and Jean LaBossiere, and Carol Young.

Memorial contributions to the Jean-Paul “Junior” LaBossiere Jr. Memorial Fund, in care of Surface Creek Bank, 945 S. Grand Mesa Drive, Cedaredge 81416.

Georgia M. Patton, 72, Grand Junction, died Aug. 1, 2011, at her home.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at New Elmwood Cemetery in Fruita.

Survivors include her husband, Ken; two sons, Gary Jackson of Longmont and Kory Jackson of Grand Junction; two daughters, Roycelyn DesMaris of Grand Junction and Christina Bryant of Grand Junction; one brother, Terry Scott of Grand Junction; three sisters, Judy Skaggs of Plainville, Kan., Marlene Lee of Paradox, Billie White of Colby, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions to Alpine Hospice, 2764 Compass Drive, Unit 112B, Grand Junction 81506, or AGAPE Care, 1229 N. 23rd St., Suite 104, Grand Junction 81501.

Everett Lyle Quimby, 84, Grand Junction, died Aug. 1, 2011, in Grand Junction.

Mr. Quimby worked in security administration and in the nuclear power industry.

Survivors include his wife, Lela; one son, Doug of Wheat Ridge; one daughter, Ruth Scalzo of Escondido, Calif.; and one grandchild.

Velma Urguhart, 89, Grand Junction, died Aug. 1, 2011, at Colorado State Veterans Home in Rifle.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Rosehill Cemetery in Rifle.

Ms. Urguhart was a dietitian.

Survivors include his three daughters, Vera Rees of Grand Junction, Earline Davis of Rifle and Russie Hiner of Brighton; five grandchildren; nine grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.


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