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Arthur E. Towers

January 8, 1931 — May 21, 2021

Arthur (Art) Eugene Towers   01/08/1931 ~~ 05/21/2021

Arthur (Art) Towers was born in Burlington Colorado to Marion and Opal Towers. He was the last surviving of the 5 children. Brother Lester, Sister Violet, sister LaVonne, Art, then brother Bob. Art was raised and graduated High School in Burlington. Soon after graduation, he married his High School sweetheart Cora Hafer. It wasn’t long after that his High School business teacher recommended him for a Bank auditor position at The Metropolitan State Bank in Commerce City Colo.  This started a career that would last a lifetime.

They raised 5 children, Dale Towers, Gale Hatley (Gene),  Debbie Towers, (Wanda Sellers) Don Towers and Kathy Rossi (Tony)

Soon Art was getting offers from people to do their bookkeeping for them. Art was given a little office in the back of the 5 and dime where he spent many hours doing books for different businesses. Then in 1953 he started doing tax returns. From there, it grew into the business he was still part of the day he passed away 68 years later.

Art wore many other hats in his life. He was an Boy Scout leader for over 18 years, taking kids on canoe trips through Canada.

He also served his County (Adams) very well in volunteering for several things. He was part of the Adams County School Board and served as its president in the 60s.  He also was a volunteer fireman for the Adams County Volunteer Fire Dept in a City full of refineries. serving and moving up the ranks to the Fire Chief position which he held from 1973-1975.  He served as a board member for the Brighton Federal Savings and Loan.

Art soon decided to sell off the bookkeeping part of his business and concentrate on doing just tax returns because by now he is doing 1800 returns a season.

After 25 years Art got divorced and decided it was time to move on.  He sold his business moved out and bought a home on S Parker Road in Parker.  There he married Carol Lovato who also had two daughters, Carrie Lovato and Sherry Lovato.

Even though Art sold his business, a lot of his clients decided to follow him and so a new business began out in Parker.

In 1996 Art and Carol decided to “retire” to the western slope town of Montrose.  He turned the business over to his daughters, Debbie and Gale who opened a new office in the Cottonwood Center just a few miles north.

Art and Carol came from Montrose every couple of weeks still during the busy tax season to help out at the office. That all had to change in 2006 when Art had his 2 TIA’s and shortly after that going through a 5 bypass heart surgery.  By then the Parker office had grown into a full and thriving financial office. Art and Carol still runs a portion of the business from their home in Montrose.

Art got bladder cancer in June 2020. He had undergone a couple series of treatments which really weakened him. He had just finished the 2nd set of treatments when he contacted Covid.

He just did not have the strength to hang on. He passed away peacefully in his sleep.

Art leaves behind his wife Carol of 40 years, his 5 children and 2 step children. Eleven grand children, 23 great grand children and 1 great, great grandchild. Numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be at the Abundant Life Church, 2430 E Niagara, of Saturday July 10th at 11:00 am with a luncheon following.


Arthur (Art) Towers, 90 of Montrose, CO passed away peacefully at home on May 21, 2021.  He was born in Burlington, CO January 8th, 1931, to Marion and Opal Towers. He served on the school board of Adams County District 14 from May 1963 through January 1973 and was president for several of those years.  He also served on the South Adams County volunteer fire department for several years and was Fire Chief from 1973 through 1975.  He was also involved with the boy scouts and was a boy scout leader for Troup 121 for several years.  He started his own Tax Practice in Commerce City in 1954 and eventually sold it and started one in Parker, Colorado with his wife Carol where his daughter Deborah also joined him in the business.  He eventually semi-retired and moved to Montrose, Colorado where he and his wife Carol had their own tax practice.  The front range practice was then taken over by Deb, Wanda & Gale.  He was preceded in death by his father Marion, his mother Opal, his sister Vonnie, brother Lester, sister Violet Windell and brother Robert.  He was also preceded in death by his first wife Cora and grandson Jason. He is survived by his wife Carol his sons Dale Towers and Donald Towers and his daughters Gale Hatley (Gene Hatley), Deborah Towers (Wanda Sellers) and Kathy Rossi (Tony Rossi), his stepdaughters Carrie Lovato and Sherry Lovato, 12 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and 2 great, great grandchildren as well as numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. He will be remembered for his kind heart and helping hand.  We know he is with the Lord now, because of his unwavering faith.  He will be missed greatly by all those who loved him.  A celebration of his life will be held in Parker, CO July 24th at 10:30am at the Crossroads Community Church at 9900 S. Twenty Mile Rd, Parker, CO 80134 with a fellowship to follow at the church. Interment will be at Fairmount Cemetery at 430 S. Quebec Street, Denver, CO 80247.

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