Percy Conarroe, 86, Longmont, died on June 15, 2013. Born in Denver, CO on March 3, 1927, the son of Lawrence and Grace (Allen) Conarroe. Percy started his journalism career in 1948 at the Calhan News. He later purchased and published the Simla Pike View Farmer (now known as the Ranchland News) from 1952 to 1965. Owner, editor and publisher of the Louisville Times, Lafayette News and Erie Review from 1965 to 1997. In 1992, he was named CPA Newspaper Person of the Year. He is survived by his wife, 2 sons, one daughter, 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A memorial service June 28 at 10 a.m. at Longs Peak Methodist Church, 1421 Elmhurst Dr, Longmont. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that you either write a letter to the editor about something you care about or send a donation to TRU Community Care hospice, 2594 Trail Ridge Drive East, Lafayette, CO 80026. Read the full obituary and share condolences at www.howemortuary.com
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Published in The Gazette on June 23, 2013