In Loving Remembrance of Arnita D. Brister
January 4, 1936 – December 18, 2022
Funeral Services Time: 2:00 p.m.
Place: Shrine of Remembrance
Arnita Dicy Brister was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on January 4th, 1936. She enjoyed traveling to new places and she loved a good conversation with both familiar and unfamiliar faces. Arnita loved learning her whole life which is why she was drawn to the latest high-tech electronics, and she would spend countless hours exploring and trying to figure out how to get said electronics to work properly. She would spend just as many hours on the phone seeking help from her daughter Lawana and her son Lark asking them questions on how to operate her latest gadgets. They would patiently walk her through it step-by-step for as long as it took.
Because of her passion for learning, she took creative writing classes as well as art classes, both of which she excelled in. Arnita worked as a data processor for Holly Sugar and then as a computer operator for Colorado Interstate Gas Co. She was very honored to serve as a volunteer for the Colorado Springs Police Dept. as a victim advocate. She received awards in gratitude for over 700 hours of volunteer service. She had a generous heart and a passion for life. Using her great sense of humor, she often captivated her grandchildren with stories of her different occupations, favorite vacations as well as her experiences and life lessons. Arnita was a member of First Presbyterian Church. It was there that she met some of the most caring and kind friends of her life.
She is survived by her three sons: Lark, Flamingo and LaRue; her daughter Colette Trowell and her stepson Michael Brister; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her daughters-in-law: Nina Trowell and Alisa Trowell; her brother Lewis Burl; and sisters: Janet Shafer and Rether Burns; and many nephews and nieces. Arnita was preceded in death by her husband Percy Brister; and her mother Irene Burl; son Raven Trowell; and daughter Lawana Sims. Arnita was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.