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David Little

April 23, 1934 — September 25, 2020

David Cottrell Little, J.D., peacefully passed away with family by his side at his family property of 80 years in Englewood, CO, on September 25, 2020. A third generation Colorado native, David was born in Denver to Dorothy Jane Cottrell and Joseph Francis Little, J.D. He married Mary Paula Plank Little in 1956, the love of his life, who preceded him in death, in 2016. He is the third of four siblings; Joanne O'Kane, Betty Starbuck, (deceased), and Marian Reardon (deceased). He is survived by his five children, David (Marcee), Mick (Tricia), Sharon McMonagle (Patrick), Christopher (Christy) and Greg, 11 grandchildren, two great-grandsons, and many nieces and nephews.

A graduate of Regis Jesuit High School in 1952, David was graduated from Santa Clara College in 1956. He earned his law degree from the University of Denver in 1959. He was President of the Cottrell Clothing Company, a family owned business, for many years. He was a life-long member and a former President of Cherry Hills Country Club.

David began his legal career in 1959 as a Deputy District Attorney for the city of Denver prior to establishing the law firm of Montgomery Little with its roots in 1965 ( As an accomplished litigator, he was known as the lawyer's lawyer. David was highly respected for his ethics and commitment to the rule of law. Many state and local bar associations lauded him with their highest honors, awards, and accolades.

He had a deep love for music and was a talented and self-taught musician. In the early 1970s, he helped form the Colorado Bluegrass Music Society, which started the annual Bluegrass Music Festival at the Adams County Fairgrounds. ( David enjoyed weekly jam sessions for more than 60 years with the many life-long friends, some still picking and grinning. David was also an active member of the Most Precious Blood church community and its choir for more than six decades.

Throughout the years David enjoyed playing golf, billiards, and tennis and attended many of his children's and grand children's events. His attendance and support will be missed.

In lieu of any flowers to the family or David, donations may be made to the Swallow Hill Music Foundation, or the Colorado Legal Aid Society,

Please join the family in a virtual Memorial service to be held on October 21, 2020 at 2 PM MDT { }

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