Ryan Summerlin July 2, 2014
Marlynn Vozzella of Aspen, Colorado, wife of Erich Vozzella, passed away on June 25, 2014, at the age of 37, after a hard and determined fight with cancer. Born on March 19, 1977 to James and Melissa Newton in Jamestown, NY. Marlynn is survived by her mother, Melissa Newton, her sister, Jessica Newton, and two nephews, Austin and Shawn, along with several aunts, an uncle, and many cousins, all of the Beesing family. She is the granddaughter of the late Esther Holmes Beesing, as well as the granddaughter of the Allene Newton and the late Robert Newton of Sinclairville, New York, along with Uncle Philip Newton and Aunts Sandra and Susan. Of the Vozzella family, she is survived by husband Erich, brother and sisters-in-law Aaron, Jessica, and Brittini, and parents Butch and Ginny Vozzella, all from Cape Coral and Stewart, Florida.
Anyone who was able to know Marlynn knows how special she was. Her positive spirit and attitude was clearly seen by the way she lived her life. She tried to live each day better than the last; she was thoughtful, honest, and was always trying to brighten others’ days. For most of us, her smile alone was all we needed to lift our spirits. She was driven to improve everything she did, which helped her excel at her jobs, friendships, dedications, and everyday tasks. For instance, Marlynn loved to ski and her devotion shone through by her capabilities as a ski instructor. Since she had been a teenager, she had taught kids how to ski throughout New York and New Jersey, and in the end she worked at Buttermilk Mountain as a Powder Panda, showing little kids how to “French Fry” and not “Pizza.” She had also been a nanny for over 10 years, and while she not only enjoyed helping children grow and develop, was able to have her beautiful qualities rub off on them. She also worked in Manhattan at American Express for 6 years, helping with the development of the “Black Card.”
First and foremost, though, Marlynn’s truest happiness came from her spiritual focus, and for that she was incredibly dedicated. She was a student of the Bible and used her own knowledge to teach interested ones what the Bible really says. She spent more than 5 years volunteering at least 70 hours a month, as a Jehovah’s Witness, in this activity. Through this work, she was able to know that she showed others what it was that helped her to become who she was, and it was because of her belief and faith, that brought her the greatest satisfaction. Marlynn had strength that was amazing to see, and we only hope to be as strong as she was. She will be missed and will always be in our minds and hearts. We cannot wait to see her again. We love you Marlynn.
There will be a memorial service held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Monday July 7th at 97 Lions Ridge Rd, Carbondale CO 81623. The service will start promptly at 6:00 PM. There will be a reception held directly afterwards at the Eagle County Facility at 0020 Eagle Country Drive, Carbondale CO 81623 (by Crown Mountain Park), in the Sopris Room. You are warmly invited. Marlynn and her family would like to thank all that have given their support. She was overwhelmed by your love; that no doubt helped her in her last days. Thank you.