In Loving Remembrance of Arnita D. Brister

January 4, 1936 – December 18, 2022

Funeral Services Time: 2:00 p.m.

Date 1-4-2023

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.

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  1. A beautiful person, may she rest in peace.

  2. My beautiful wonderful grandma. I love you so much. This is one of the saddest moments of my life, but also the greatest because I know you’re reunited with your loved ones. I miss you so much, and it was a joy and honor having you for a grandma. I miss and love you!!!

  3. Since I was a lil gal I new the trowels for so long and they are amazing couple who also made my day my heart hurts to hear such saddened that such an amazing women of God and always love to be loved I’m praying for you all has our heart 💜 are celebrating such a heart and special lady

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