Colo. dairy family mourns death of daughter

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It has been a dark summer for Rob and Lori Graves, owners of Morning Fresh Dairy near Bellvue, Colo.

Last month, thousands of acres of the farm’s pastures and grazing land were destroyed by the High Park Fire, and now the Graves family is dealing with an even greater loss – the death of their 13-year-old daughter Kelsey.

According to the North Forty News, Kelsey was accidentally electrocuted last Thursday as she was cleaning an irrigation pivot.

On Wednesday, the Graves family will bury their youngest daughter at Timberline Church in Fort Collins, Colo. 

In mid-June, the family banded together with other dairy employees to fight the raging High Park Fire. Ten of the dairy’s irrigation sprinklers were left running for 24 hours, keeping the fields wet enough to deter the flames.

The dairy lost 6,000 acres of non-irrigated pastures and grazing land, but their cows, farm and a nearby house subdivision were protected from the inferno.  

Read more about their brave efforts here.



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