Preston Grover…January 7, 1949 – September 6, 2011

            Funeral services for Lamar, Colorado resident Preston Grover will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday September 10, 2011 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, CO.  Rev. Ian Blacker will officiate. Graveside committal services and burial will follow at 1:00 P.M. at the Maxey Cemetery in Baca County. Rev. Ralph Plummer will officiate at the cemetery.

            Mr. Grover was born on January 7, 1949 at Lamar, Colorado to Alvin Grover and Genevieve Ely-Grover. He departed this life unexpectedly on Tuesday September 6, 2011 at Prowers Medical Center in Lamar at the age of 62.

            Visitation for Preston will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Friday September 9, 2011 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, CO.

            He was preceded in death by his father Alvin Grover of Springfield, CO. on June 21, 1981 and by an infant daughter Jennifer Fae Grover of Lamar, CO. on June 11, 1974.

            Preston is survived by his wife Melinda Grover of their home in Lamar, CO.; by his mother Genevieve Grover of Springfield, CO.; by three children Gina (Jeff Lane) Broyles of Sierra Vista, AZ., Amy (Mark) Wood of Westminster, CO., and Ann (Jeff) Warren of Broomfield, CO.; by four grandchildren; two sisters Marsha (Kent) Willhite of Holly, CO. and Wynona (Amado) SanAustin of McMinnville, OR.; as well as by several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, his lifelong best friend Terry Swanson of Walsh, CO. and many many other friends.

            Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the charity of their choice, either directly or through Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 950, Lamar, CO. 81052.

            Services for Preston Grover are under the direction of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar providing families with sensitivity, compassion, and respect. For additional information and online condolences please visit our website at


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