Don L. Shurtleff

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Don L. Shurtleff passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life of 92 years at a later date. A tribute of Don’s life may be found at, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family. Don L. was born on January 28, 1924 to Arthur Shurtleff and Marion Hamilton Shurtleff in Salt Lake City, Utah. On February 4, 1960, Don married the love of his life, Gladys Murillo in San Jose, Costa Rica. He spent 26 years working as the Director of Financial Affairs for the International Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, a branch of the Organization of American States. The board of directors awarded him with Emeritus status for his long-standing contributions to rural agricultural development and the Institute. Survivors include his wife, Gladys Shurtleff; their children, Daniel and Steven Shurtleff; Georgiana Shurtleff Castrellón and husband Jose Manuel; Michelle Shurtleff; Terri Shurtleff and grandchildren, Kevin D. Shurtleff, Nicole Niego, Priscilla and Alexandra Castrellón.


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