Full funeral notice Saturday & Sunday in the Pueblo Chieftain. Full notice in Valley Courier Saturday.<br>Two photos & U.S. Flag<br>Grant William Hurley ('Doc', 'GW') was born on February 24, 1924, in Antonito, Colorado, to Dr. James R. Hurley and Hester McKim Hurley. At age nine his family relocated to Alamosa, Colorado, where he completed high school. His childhood was full of mischief and adventures, going on house-calls with his father, riding, hunting, pack trips and developing a lifelong love for horses, dogs, and the mountains around the Conejos River. As early as the seventh grade he wanted to be a doctor. <br>He attended the University of Colorado in Boulder for three years when World War II interrupted his education. He enlisted in the United States Army and was sent to the Philippines and Okinawa. He earned the Combat Medical Badge and two Purple Hearts. He was fiercely proud of his country.<br>Upon his return from the war, he finished his undergraduate degree in his hometown of Alamosa at Adams State College. He then attended the University of Colorado Medical School in Denver. While there, on a blind date, he met a bright and attractive young nurse, Beverly Huot. Grant completed medical school, married Bev, and moved to Phoenix, Arizona, to fulfill his medical internship. <br>In 1953, Grant moved back to the Colorado he loved and settled in Pueblo. He joined the general/family practice of Dr. Carl Swartz, and they shared a unique and special respect for one another, practicing together for thirty years. Upon Dr. Swartz's retirement, Grant's son, Dr. Grant Allen Hurley, joined him in practice for five happy years before moving on to the San Luis Valley. Dr. Grant senior worked in his general practice another five years until 1992, and then limited himself to a surgery-only practice for a few more years. He had a special interest in obstetrics and gynecology and delivered more than 5, 000 babies! He was a beloved physician who truly cared for each of his patients. <br>Grant's service to others did not stop in the doctor's office. As President of the Colorado chapter of the American Academy of Family Practice, he helped establish boards for family practice. He was a member of the committee which sought to bring a family practice residency program to Pueblo. He did volunteer work at a community clinic in the early 1960's which gave prenatal care and delivery to the medically indigent. He served as Chief of Staff at Parkview Hospital, chaired the Obstetrics & Gynecology Department at Parkview, chaired the Family Practice Department at both Parkview and at St Mary-Corwin Hospital, and served as President of the Pueblo County Medical Society. Perhaps his favorite was serving as the regional Health and Safety Officer for the Boy Scouts of America. <br>Not one to be idle, after retirement Grant wholeheartedly pursued his hobbies of training horses and working with his dogs for hunting and field trials. He loved being with his animals and being outdoors, but mostly he loved the special friendships he made along the way. <br>Survived by his wife of 55 years, Bev Hurley; one son, Dr. Grant Allen (April) Hurley of Monte Vista, Colo.; two daughters, Kris Hurley of Pueblo and Karla (Dan) Clader of Montrose, Colo.; his dog, JJ; grandchildren, Erin (Jason) Burns, Elly and Joe Naill, Megan, Kelsey and Will Hurley, Emily and Hannah Clader; great grandsons, Dedric and Archer Burns; two brothers, Dr. Lloyd (Chris) Hurley of Albuquerque, N.M., and Dr. Robert (Martha) Hurley of Monte Vista, Colo.; numerous nieces and nephews and their children. Preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, James M. Hurley. <br>Grant was a man of faith and never tired of spending time in God's creation. His mother's legacy of Christian faith lives on through Grant's life and in the hearts of his family. <br>Grant was a friend to all and was not concerned with social status. He is remembered for the lessons he taught by his words and his actions: love of country; material things being not so important; perseverance to reach our goals and dreams; hard work; leaving things better than you found them; being of service to others; and above all the love and importance of friends and family. <br>There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, August 13, 2007, at First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court, with the Reverend Dr. Mark Pumphrey and the Reverend Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. <br>In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Therapeutic Riding and Educational Center (TREC), to the Boy Scouts of America, or charity of choice, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Dear Grant, Karla, and the Hurley family,

    I try to keep up with the Valley happenings through the online version of the paper. So sorry to hear of your loss. Seems I have known Hurleys most of my life, and use them as my barometer for finding quality in doctors. What a loss to the family and the medical community. My prayers to you,

    Kathy (Archer) Corbett

  2. Dear Bev and Family,

    My heartfelt condolences are with you at the loss of Dr. Hurley. He was a beloved friend and supporter of my mother and my family, particularly after my Dad passed on. He has lived in my heart and memory as a true friend of our family, a gifted physician, and a compassionate man. God bless and keep you all.

    Best wishes,

    Julia Kaye Chostner Ogden

  3. As a third generation of patients of the Hurleys my condolences. Grandmother Lopez spoke of Dr.G.W. Hurley as a child on house calls with his father & I have told my children, he was their delivery doctor.

  4. I am originally from Antonito and through online Valley Courier, I recently learned of the death of Dr. Hurley. I attended classes with his children at Adams State College in the seventies and was privileged to do a clinical rotation with Dr. G.W. Hurley while I was doing my Family Medicine residency in Pueblo. He was a great mentor and great role model as a caring, compassionate Family Medicine doctor.

    I offer my deepest condolences to his family.

    Lucy Sandoval, M.D.
    Family Medicine Physician
    Houston, Texas

  5. I am originally from Antonito and through online Valley Courier, I recently learned of the death of Dr. Hurley. I attended classes with his children at Adams State College in the seventies and was privileged to do a clinical rotation with Dr. G.W. Hurley while I was doing my Family Medicine residency in Pueblo. He was a great mentor and great role model as a caring, compassionate Family Medicine doctor.

    I offer my deepest condolences to his family.

    Lucy Sandoval, M.D.
    Family Medicine Physician
    Houston, Texas

  6. I am originally from Antonito and through online Valley Courier, I recently learned of the death of Dr. Hurley. I attended classes with his children at Adams State College in the seventies and was privileged to do a clinical rotation with Dr. G.W. Hurley while I was doing my Family Medicine residency in Pueblo. He was a great mentor and great role model as a caring, compassionate Family Medicine doctor.

    I offer my deepest condolences to his family.

    Lucy Sandoval, M.D.
    Family Medicine Physician
    Houston, Texas

  7. To The Hurley Family:

    As I read the Pueblo Chieftain almost daily from a distance, I was sad to read about Dr. Hurley’s passing. It has been “years” since I last saw the members of the Hurley family. You were our neighbors around the block. Dr. and Mrs. Hurley bowled with my parents and Dr. Hurley was our family doctor. I remember many times taking the bus with my mother to go downtown to Dr. Hurley’s office, but probably the most memorable thing that I remember is that when I was young and home in bed sick, Dr. Hurley would stop by with his black medical bag at my parents home on his way home from the office to check on me and make sure all was well. Looking back, that was true dedication to his profession.

    May the comfort of God and all his blessings get you through this difficult time.

    Lynn (Slezak) Savells
    Rudy & Mary Slezaks daughter
    1217 Horseshoe Dr. (from years ago)

  8. TO G.A. AND FAMILY WE WERE SO SAD TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR DAD.
    WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY. SANDIE & DENNIS REED
    PUEBLO.CO

  9. I will always remember Dr. GW. Hurley as such a gentleman. Our familes have alot of history together. I am so very sorry for your Loss. God Bless,, Mary Kay Eisert and Family

  10. Dr. Hurley was such an amazing doctor, a good man and always the gentleman. You are all so lucky to have him as your dad and grandfather, and brother.

    I worked at Parkview Hospital as a ward clerk and eventually a student nurse. So many doctors in the 60’s were not so polite to us, but he was such a gentleman. He always treated everyone with respect. Bless you all in your sorrow. He had a good life that was the benefit of so many human beings.
    Mary Beth Utley Lathrop

  11. Dr. Hurley was an important part of my life for many years. He delivered my last child and was truly our family doctor. I trusted him and loved him and I extend my deep sympathy to his family.

  12. My prayers and thoughts are with the Hurley family as they say their earthly good-bys to their Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend. My family adored “our” Dr. Hurley throughout the years. He was a wonderful person with a caring and loving spirit that always shown through whenever and wherever we would see him.
    His Father, Dr. James Hurley delivered myself and two of my siblings, Dr. Grant Hurley delivered three of my four children and Dr. Grant Allen Hurley delivered my first grandson! What a wonderful memory for our family. Thank you for your dedication and caring hearts.
    Sincerely,
    Beverly Cox-Johnston-Mayes

  13. Dear Grant and April and family, We never had the pleasure of meeting “Doc” but it has always been clear to us what a beloved father he was and what an inspiration he has been to so many. We know the pain of losing a beloved parent and our hearts and prayers are with you and your whole family as you go through this time of grief and remembrance. May your hearts be lifted by the many happy memories of a life well-lived and the tremendous legacy he has left behind. With our very best wishes and deepest condolences, Steve and Alison Kitchen

  14. To my Hurley Family,

    Words cannot describe what you all have meant to me and my family. GW was and always will be an inspiration to me. From, “watch your posture Doctor”, to the smile on his face (that funny GW grin) when I presented him with a fly rod in payment for delivering my youngest son.

    He was always truly interested in what others had to say, his curiousity in knowing what others were doing and his genuine joy in knowing that our children were acchieving success in life.

    The “hup” while going down “Little Joe”, his love of GA and I singing the Battle Hymn of the Republic way back when… truth is marching…

    I have now lost another father in this lifetime and both have left an indelible mark on me.

    God be with you Doc.

  15. Bev, Grant, Chris, and Karla,
    Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Your dad was a good man, and I will miss him. May he rest in peace.
    Bill Swartz

  16. Our hearts ache for those he has left behind, and rejoices for those happy faces he sees now in heaven. Our love and prayers are with you at this time. All the Hurley family is very special to all the Swartzes.

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