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Second Regular Session

Sixty-first General Assembly

LLS NO. M98­0932.01 LAG




WHEREAS, By the Will of Divine Providence, our beloved former member, the Honorable Patricia Eastman Burrows, departed this life February 13, 1998, at the age of 72; and

WHEREAS, Representative Burrows was born April 21, 1925, in Chamberlain, South Dakota to Thomas Eastman and Ella Jones Eastman; and

WHEREAS, Representative Burrows received a bachelor's degree in political science in 1947 from the University of Colorado, a Colorado teacher's certificate in 1955, and a law degree in 1973 from the University of Denver College of Law; and

WHEREAS, Representative Burrows taught elementary school from 1952 to 1962 in Boulder, Adams, and Jefferson counties and business law at the University of Colorado at Denver from 1978 to 1980; and

WHEREAS, From 1975 to 1977, Representative Burrows was a deputy district attorney for the 17th Judicial District, in Adams county, and she maintained a private practice of law from 1977 to 1980, and was a Boulder County Court judge from 1980 to 1983, when she retired; and

WHEREAS, In 1974, Representative Burrows was elected to the House of Representatives, thus fully exhibiting her passion for the legal profession and public service; and

WHEREAS, In her term of office, Representative Burrows was the vice­chair of the Judiciary committee, and was a member of both the Transportation and Energy and Education committees; and

WHEREAS, Representative Burrows sponsored legislation on medical malpractice, college scholarship aid for women athletes, state inheritance tax equity for widows, nuclear plant safety, and designating Eldorado Canyon as a state park; and

WHEREAS, Representative Burrows was a member of Governor Richard Lamm's Rocky Flats Task Force, as well as on the governor's committees on Criminal Justice, Energy Conservation Standards and Goals, and Accessibility and Confidentiality of Criminal Records; and

WHEREAS, It is fitting that we, the members of the House of Representatives of the Sixty­first General Assembly, pay tribute to the years of dedicated public service by Representative Patricia Burrows and express our deep regret and sorrow occasioned by her death; now, therefore,

Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixty­first General Assembly of the State of Colorado:

That, in the death of Patricia Burrows, the people of the State of Colorado have lost an outstanding citizen and a devoted public servant and that we, the members of the House of Representatives of the Sixty­first General Assembly, do hereby extend our deep and heartfelt sympathy to the members of her family and pay tribute to a woman who served her community and the State of Colorado well and faithfully.

Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of this Memorial be sent to her husband, Lewis, her son David of Seattle, and her daughters Lynne and Laurel of Denver, and Jill of Grants Pass, Oregon.

Created: 4/16/98 Updated: 4/16/98