Lorna Burch Orth, lifelong Uncompahgre Valley resident, found everlasting peace on November 17 when she passed away at Colorow Care Center in Olathe, Colorado where she had resided for eight years, following several debilitating strokes. Hope West Hospice had recently become a partner in her care.
Lorna, the oldest of eight children, was born September 21, 1936 near Olathe, to Leonard and Helen (Lashley) Burch. She grew up on the family farm, attending country schools of Highland, Stone and Fairview during her elementary years, graduating from Olathe High School in 1954. Since that time, prior to her illness, she delighted in staying in touch with former classmates and helped to organize many high school reunions.