David Lawrence Brothers

David Lawrence Brothers, 73, of Westcliffe passed away peacefully on March 1.

Brothers was a 1967 graduate of Lake County High School. He went on to earn a bachelor’s of science in nursing from Regis University. Brothers began his career as a nurse and worked for 40 years in his chosen profession. He was an asset to the heart team, a physician’s assistant, and a critical care nurse at Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver before moving to Grand Junction where he became a hospice nurse.

Brothers loved people, his dogs, cooking gourmet meals, baking bread, playing the organ, gardening, riding motorcycles, skiing and painting Leadville mountain scenes. He was consistently positive and had immeasurable compassion for others, his family said.

Brothers is survived by his brothers Frank of Pennsylvania, Mike (Linda) of Montrose, Fred (Cookie) of Oklahoma; sisters, Ava (Jim) of Arvada, Bonnie (Randy) of Castle Rock; and his friend Mike Haga. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and friends who mourn his passing. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lily.

“Even though we will miss David and his laughter, his memories will always bring us smiles,” his family said. “David has finished his race and is now in Heaven, his eternal home (John 14:2).”

In lieu of flowers, consider donating to Crown Point Cemetery where the Lapp/Brothers family members have been laid to rest since the mid-1850s. It was here that Brothers helped turn an ignored bunch of headstones to the beautiful place it is today.

Donations can be sent to: City of Grand Junction, c/o Cemetery Operations, 2620 Legacy Way, Grand Junction, CO 81503. Alternatively, please consider donating to Joni Fair Hospice House, c/o Sangre De Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO 81005, who provided compassionate care to Brothers.

Services have been entrusted to Holt Family Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at www.holtfamilyfuneralhomes.com. A family remembrance gathering will be scheduled at a later date.