Floy Dell Burrage

A memorial service for Floy Dell Burrage is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway. The Rev. Danny Willis will officiate. Born May 11, 1934, in Tularose, N.M., Floy died Friday, Sept. 7, at her Kingman residence. She was 73.

Survivors include two sons, Craig (Dyann) Burrage of Phoenix and Doug Burrage of Kingman; and a daughter, Lou Ann Burrage also of Kingman. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Jared (Sabrina), Justin and Sarah Burrage, all of Phoenix, Jeremy Burrage of Missouri and Dennis Burrage of Kingman; and three great-grandchildren. There are also two sisters. Floy was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Maydell Abbott, and her husband, Gether.

The couple moved from Williams to Kingman in 1958, following Gether's work with construction. Floy served on the first Kingman Nutrition Site Council in the early '70s and became the director of the county-operated senior nutrition program, supervising the construction of the nutrition sites in Bullhead City and Kingman.

Following her stint with the nutrition program, Floy worked for the city of Kingman as the director for the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center. As director (1984-1996), Floy was instrumental in many additions and changes. She was instrumental in starting a kitchen band that not only provided entertainment to local residents but traveled to other communities to perform. Floy earned many rewards while working actively to promote the senior citizen programs. In June of 2001, she was one of seven recipients in Arizona to receive the "Hand in Heart" award for her work with Western Arizona Council of Governments.

She was an active member of the Community Action Program and served as chairperson of the Mohave County Advisory Council. Even though she retired from her job at the senior center, Floy remained active as a volunteer member of the executive board until her death.

Desert Lawn Funeral Home of Bullhead City was in charge of cremation. Interment is to be in the Chloride Cemetery. The family invites friends to attend the Friday potluck, following the service, in honor of Floy's memory.