Dustin J. Burrowes

Dustin J. Burrowes, 36, of Laramie passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday October 21, 2017 at his home in Laramie. He was born October 22, 1980 in Laramie, the son of Arlie Martinez and Jerri Burrowes. He received his education in Laramie, later attended junior college in Riverton, WY before returning to Laramie where he opened Tyme Tattoo as a successful tattoo artist. Dustin was a great father, son, brother, and friend to all. He could always be counted on to provide advice, an ear, or a shoulder. If you sat in his tattoo chair or crossed his path you know he was a great person and we are all blessed to have shared part of our lives with him. He was passionate about his work, was an amazing artist, and loved San Francisco, where he vacationed often. For those of us that have the great fortune of his art on our bodies, let it forever be a proud and powerful reminder of his smile, his love, and his genuine kindness. We love you Dustin, you will be sorely missed.

“One day, if I go to Heaven, I’ll look around and say, ‘It ain’t bad, but it ain’t San Francisco.’”

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Burrowes. He is survived by his children, Maria Burrowes, Alicia Burrowes, Isaac Pino, Dezarey Garcia; his mother Jerri Burrowes (Bill Kersting), father, Arlie Martinez; his grandmother Leah Cosner; the love of his life Linda Flores; his brothers and sisters, DaNita Martinez (Brandon Warpness), Rita Muniz (Jose), Danny Vasquez (Stella), Derick Vasquez (Nicole), Deran Vasquez (Tairyn), Desmond Vasquez (Kasondra), Daniel Buckner, and Joshua Martinez (Anna); grandchildren Jayden Garcia and Damien Garcia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held Friday , October 27 at 1:30p.m. at Laramie Valley Chapel with Pastor Paul Martin officiating. A reception will follow at the Lincoln Community Center. Visitation will be held Thursday, October 26 from 3p.m. until 6p.m. at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s in his memory.

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Condolences (25)

  • Andrew & Johanna Lopez

    Sorry to hear the news. Condolences to his family.

  • Janae Sinner

    I'm deeply sorry for your loss. He was always kind to me. May he rest is peace.

  • Mardell and Dominic Aragon

    Our deepest condolences to all of the family. Sincerely, Dominic and Mardell Aragon

  • Carolina

    Dustin you where an amazing person. And an some person who listened to me and did my star. I will never forget you. May you be next to our heavily father up in heaven and i will pray for your wonderful family.

  • Ronda Johnson

    Jerri, I am so Sorry for the loss of your son Dustin... You and your family are in my thought and prayers!!!

  • Kim Jessen

    To my beautiful best friend since third grade, and her family, my deepest condolences for the loss of your beloved son, Dustin. He was a pure soul. A gift to all that knew him. I am so so sorry. Love, Rabbit

  • Kimmie Jessen

    To my best friend since third grade, Jerri, and her lovely wonderful family I grew up with, my deepest condolences on the loss of their beloved Dustin. I am so, so sorry I cannot be there for you all. I love you. Rabbit

  • Crissy Gomez

    Mp thoughts and prayers are with Dustin's entire family!

  • Melissa

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts and prayers are with all his family during this difficult time. Frank & Melissa

  • Nathan and Chelsea Janzen

    Dustin was a friend to all. We are truly honored to wear his ink for the rest of our days on this earth. My family sends there deepest sympathy and love. Dustin will be missed by so many but lives on in his work.

  • Gina Garcia

    Arlie, Jerry and Danita, so sorry for the loss of you baby boy and brother Dustin, may Get see you through this troubling time, may God give all his family peace and serenity as the Lord Jesus watches over us all

  • Anonymous

    Isaias and I would like to send our deepest condolences to Dustin's Family. What a great friend and tattoo artist he was to all. Many Prayers to the family. Sincerely, Isaias and Kelly Perez

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  • Mac

    I had the privilage of getting several tattoos from Dustin... He was a talanted artisit, who I referred several other people to without hesitation. My thoughts go out to the famly and those close to him. Dustin will be missed by many.

  • Anonymous

    Sending thoughts and prayers of comfort to all Dustin's friends, family and children. - Jan Rhodes

  • Tanya , Robert Hauck

    To Jerri and family my husband and I send our deepest prayers and thoughts to all of you

  • Melissa and Aaron Kearns

    I have known Dustin since we were in grade school together he always had a smile on his face. When my son wanted to start getting tattoos Dustin has done them all. Me and him were talking about him doing my memorial tattoo for my brother in law only person I trusted to do it. I will miss seeing him come into my job when he needed his hummer fixed or towed, he always had a positive attitude towards every thing and life. He will be surely missed. To the family and friends I am so sorry for your loss

  • Fabby Gonzales

    To Jerry and family. My deepest Condolences. What a great guy with such an Infectious Big Smile. Dustin will be missed. Sending Love and Prayers to each of you. Treasure the memories. Sincerely Fabby Gonzales

  • Anonymous

    To Jerry and all of the Dustin's family, my deepest condolences. What a great guy with an infectious BIG SMILE. Love and prayers to each of you. He will be missed. Sincerely Fabby Gonzales

  • Anonymous

    My condolences for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying time. Cindy Archuleta

  • Tina

    Although the miles separate us, our spirits are with you all. Lots of love and prayers to each of you. Dave and Tina Sanchez

  • Deb Formento

    To Dustin's Family, I am SOO very sorry for your loss. Dustin was one of the most compassionate people I have ever met. May the Lord hold you in his arms during this difficult time. Now he is trying to talk St. Jude into getting a tatoo as well as other saints. RIP Dustin-you will be missed.

  • Anabell Wurth

    To every member of Justin's family, I want to express my sincere condolences. He is at peace. May that bring you comfort at this hard time. Anabell Wurth

  • Mr. & Mrs. Edward Brown

    Dustin was an amazing person, he had such an amount of love for family and friends. It is an honor to have one of his tattoo on my arm that he did .. I'm sending prayers to his family Sincerely Ed and Ellen Brown


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