Dolores Anita Toscano

February 19, 1932April 13, 2018

Dolores Anita Toscano

Dee died peacefully at home on April 13, 2018. She was born on February 19, 1932, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Homer (Tex) Burgess and Ruth Strickland.

Dee is survived by Sons Jimmy and Steven, Daughter-In Law Kristen, and Granddaughters Isabella, Gianna and Mia. Also surviving Dee are her Sisters Anita and Candy; as well as Granddaughter Cody and Great Grandsons Danny and Tim.

Dee was preceded in death by her Husband James (Jiggs), Daughter Kerry, Sister Robin and Brother Billy.

Dee was a nationally acclaimed Southwest Artist, recognized in Who’s Who in American Art, Women Artists of the West, Western Art Digest, and Artists of the Rockies. Dee held hundreds of exhibitions including at the Denver Museum of Natural History, Pastel Society of America, Beijing China Artists, Salon Internationale du Pastel Paris and the Cheyenne and Colorado Governor's Invitational . She was commissioned for sculptures of Saint Walburga for Walburga Convent in Boulder, CO and of Christ for The Church of the Risen Christ in Denver, CO.

Memorial Service will be Friday, April 20, 2018 at 3:30pm at Applewood Baptist Church 11200 W. 32nd Ave. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred in Dee's name to Mount Saint Vincent 4159 Lowell Blvd. Denver, CO 80211.



  • Memorial Service Friday, April 20, 2018


  • Final Resting Place

Dolores Anita Toscano

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Anita Kazee

April 17, 2018

Well, Sis, you’re finally home…you’ve seen your Savior’s Face and I can only imagine the family reunion...Oh what a day! I know this has been your prayer for years, but God is always right on time and I believe the deep prayers of your heart were answered during this most difficult valley of your life. I will miss you so much, but the memories of our wonderful sweet and crazy sister times will keep me with you…I will see your face, hear you laugh and see your tears… singing our favorite hymns, praying and talking for hours ....remembering the 4 of us together through thick and thin. God made us sisters, but life knit our hearts together by love. Candy and I will carry on until we see you and Ra again for an final "out of this world" sister trip!
I’ll meet you in the morning sis…and I do Love you more (even though you would always answer “impossible”)
Sister Speed (Anita)