Virginia Dale Hurlburt: 1928-2004


Virginia Dale Hurlburt died Dec. 31, 2004, at her home in Maybell after a lengthy illness. She was 76.

Virginia Dale Barrick was born Dec. 15, 1928, in Craig, to George Dean and Leona (DePue) Barrick.

Hurlburt was raised and attended school in Craig, graduating from Moffat County High School in 1947. She married Lewis Lester Hurlburt on Aug. 29, 1947, in Craig, and to this union, two children were born, Teresa and Walter Duane. They lived in various places across the United States, including Sydney, Neb.; Cody, Wyo.; Billings, Mont.; Casper, Wyo.; Wilson, N.D., again in Billings, and then moved to Las Vegas in 1962. She and her husband divorced in 1970. Hurlburt worked for the Nevada Test Site, where she was in charge of selling excess materials. She retired from that position in 1987, after 25 years of service. She then moved to Colorado to live with her sister, Frances, near Maybell. She moved into Maybell two years later and resided there until her death. She was an avid sports fan, enjoying baseball, football and golf. She also enjoyed cooking and bowling. She had served as an election judge in Maybell and Las Vegas.

Hurlburt is survived by her daughter, Teresa (Dick) Adams of Spring Creek, Nev.; daughter-in-law, Donna Hurlburt of North Andover, Mass.; grandchildren James D. Adams, Jesse D. Adams, Bridget J. Webster and Jeffrey D. Hurlburt; great grandchildren Tristan J. Adams, Evelyn R. Adams, Emily Webster, and Christopher Webster; sisters Frances Kaiser of Maybell, Mildred (Ed) Annon of Grand Junction, and Gladys (Gerald) Smith of Lander, Wyo.; a brother, George D. (Jean) Barrick Jr. of Craig; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Hurlburt was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Walter Duane Hurlburt.

Memorial services will be held in the spring.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association in care of Grant Mortuary.

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