Dale P. Tursi

dale tursi

February 28, 1925 ~ January 30, 2016

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

The Honorable Dale P. Tursi (Ret.), 90, passed away Jan. 30, 2016. Survived by his wife, Val Tursi; children, Renate Tursi of Fowler and Peter Tursi of Pueblo; stepchildren, Tracey (John) Singletary, Broc Croll, Kim Croll, Melora Gaber and Hunter (Karrie) Croll; niece, Loretta (Bob) Sieman; numerous step-grand and -great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his first wife, Brigiette and second wife, Dascha. Dale was born to Paul and Lisa Tursi on Feb. 28, 1925, in Des Moines, Iowa. He knew at the age of eight that he wanted to be a lawyer and kept practicing until the age of 87. In addition to being an attorney, he was a judge and a Colorado state senator. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. An informal gathering will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in the Montgomery & Steward Banquet Hall. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association or Frontier Hospice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with Peter and the entire family. I work with Peter almost everyday and he always speaks so fondly of his father and his many accomplishments throughout his life. I very much enjoy hearing about his life time of work.

  2. It was not until I worked for the Colorado Judiciial Department that I learned that I had a third cousin in Colorado, and as it turned out, in the same building!. What a pleasant surprise it turned out to be. Dale had a zest for life that was infectious. Like any good Italian, he spoke with his hands waving in the air. He and Val were so wonderfully suited. We have many fond memories of Dale and Val will always be our favorite “cousin in law”.

  3. My thoughts are with you and your families. Dale was an outstanding employer, attorney and judge, but most of all he knew how to enjoy life. I meet him when I went to work for Frank Evans and Jim Phelps. Then later some of us became part of the Faricy, Tursi, Phelps & Shepherd firm. We had some fun times in those years. He will be missed. I am sorry I will not be able to attend the service but I am now living in Arizona. Take care of yourself, Val.

  4. One of Pueblo’s finest is now getting his great reward for a life well lived. I worked for Faricy, Tutsi, and Phelps for several years , before I followed Jim Phelps to the courthouse when he became county attorney in 1981. When I first went to work Faricy, Tutsi and Phelps I was so afraid of Dale . I knew his reputation for excellence, his many achievements, and the respect he had earned in the community, and I just assumed because of his outstanding accomplishments he would be a pompous man. Nothing could’ve been further from the truth. Dale was a fantastic employer,an excellent attorney, and excellent senator and a caring and true friend. I last saw Dale at the Oktoberfest at the union depot about three years ago. He was thin, but still handsome with his onery big grin and his sense of humor. I will remember him always. I grew as it person because of attitude toward excellence, his wealth of knowledge and philosophies he gladly shared with me . Val I knew you too. I met you at a Jim and Anne home social long before you and Dale fell in love. That was long ago so I don’t know that you’ll remember me . But when the Phelps’s were having a party , Terri was usually there. In all our lives, there are people who become our mentors and a person we never forget. Knowing and working with Dale made a positive difference in my life then and now. God bless both of your families. I hope all your treasured memories and knowing others care and join in your loss comfort you during this challenging time. I will keep your family’s in my prayers. God loves you and so do I. I regret I will be unable to be present tomorrow to celebrate Dale’s life, but know I will be there in spirit. Terri Reinert

  5. I was so sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. Years ago (I was only 21….so really years ago!) I worked for Jack Jenkins. Those two had so much fun together and were both so ornery!! It was quite the learning experience for a young girl who loved the law, and was in awe of those two fascinating intelligent men. Dale never failed to remember me over the years and that meant so much. The last time I saw him was when he filled in as Senior Judge when I was clerking for a judge in the 10th….probably mid-late 90s. I just wanted you all to know how much he meant in my life. My prayers are with you. Georgi (Balloga) Lipich

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