May 11, 2023 – November 16, 2022
Arletta LaVonne Burrows, 90, passed away peacefully on November 16, 2022 in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Arletta was born in Kalispell, Montana on May 11, 1932. She grew up in Kalispell and graduated from Flathead High School. She worked for Western Union Telegram, delivering telegrams during and after high school. She married Jack Henry Burrows in 1953 in Kalispell. Jack worked for global construction engineering company Morrison Knudsen, which took them to Montana, Washington, California, Arkansas and Columbia, South America. They then retired to Rifle, Colorado, where they spent their remaining years.
Arletta was a stay-at-home mom while Jack worked for Morrison Knudsen. After Jack retired, Arletta worked for the Ben Rex Drugstore in Rifle for several years. She and Jack enjoyed picnicking, boating on the lake, and traveling.
Arletta was preceded in death by her husband Jack Henry Burrows, her parents Maxine LaVonne Helseth Johnson and Chester Edward Johnson, her brother Jerry Johnson, her sister Sharon Huntley, all of Kalispell, Montana, and her son Jack Edward Burrows of Clifton, Colorado.
She is survived by her oldest son Rickie Duane Burrows of Boise, Idaho; grandchildren Rickie Allen Burrows of Rifle, Colorado; Jack Burrows of Billings, Montana; Karena Calabro of Phoenix, Arizona, Travis Burrows and Clay Burrows of Boise, Idaho.
The family would like to thank the staff at Fountain’s Assisted Living in Grand Junction, Colorado, for their care during her past year. A special thanks goes to Lori Eslick, a special friend, who considered Arletta her “daughter”, for helping Arletta navigate life for many years. Eldest son Rickie Burrows thanks Lori for being a “special angel” to mom all her life. We would also like to thank Mark Hawkinson for the many years he helped Arletta with her domestic problems at a moment’s notice and for staying in touch with her after she moved. Arletta brought so much joy to those around her, often making special connections with those who cared for her. She was a sweet, loving and kind woman who loved to laugh and joke with a bit of an ornery fun side. She will be sorely missed.
Services will be held at New Life Fellowship in Rifle, CO on Monday, November 28 at 11:00 AM