Faira Sens

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Faira Sens August 10, 1948 – June 15, 2012 Faira Sens passed away quietly at the Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction on June 15, 2012. She was 63 years old. Faira was born on August 10, 1948, to Donald and Mildred Burris. She was raised in Shellsburg, IA, and graduated from Vinton High School, IA. She married Harold W. Sens, of East Molina, IL; however, they later divorced. She held several occupations, including: cashier, pharmacy tech, and medical secretary. Faira was a member of the Oak Grove Church, was in 4H, and worked as a candy striper. She loved her flower garden; often staying out until dark tending and planting flowers and filling her hummingbird feeders. Faira also loved birdwatching; her dog, Holly; and she especially loved taking care of her children and grandchildren. Faira was preceded in death by her father, Donald Burris, and her step-mother, Faith Burris. She is survived by her spouse, David Tofsrud of Palisade; her mother, Mildred Burris, Cedar Rapids, IA; her sons, Jonathon (Mari) Sens and Quint (Maggie) DeWitte, East Molina, IL; her daughters, Angela (Mason) Otberg, Grand Junction, CO; Jeannine (John) Scenters, Stafford, VA; LeeAnn Tofsrud; Tracy (Ira Jr.) Carte, VA, and Kelly Ward, MS; her brothers, David (Kathy) Burris, Kansas City, MO; Greg (Marla) Burris, Center Pointe, IA; Bob (Betty) Burris, Manchester, IA; her sister, Connie McAnally, Ridecrest, CA, and 15 grandchildren. A funeral service was held at Martin Mortuary in Grand Junction, CO, on Thursday, June 21, 2012. Local funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2012, at Oak Grove Christian Church in Shellsburg with Pastor Larry Rodgers officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time Monday. Interment will be in the Garrison Cemetery. Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home of Vinton is caring for Faira and her family. Condolences may be left at www.vsrfh.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Faira's name to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090 North 12th Street, Unit B, Grand Junction, CO 81506, or http://www.hospicewco.com.
Published in The Daily Sentinel on June 20, 2012
Faira Marie Sens
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