Paul Douglas Belden Jr.
November 1, 2005
Paul Douglas Belden Jr. of Aspen, our beloved son, brother, cousin, uncle, nephew and friend, died Oct. 30, 2005, at Aspen Valley Hospital.
Paul (“Doug,” “Dougie”) was born March 22, 1967, in Elk Grove, Ill. He had lived in Aspen for 16 years. Upon graduation from the University of Illinois in 1989, Doug arrived in Aspen to work for the Aspen Skiing Co. He subsequently worked at Cooper Street Pier and for the last five years at Bentley’s at the Wheeler.Doug is survived by his father, Paul, of Carmel, Ind.; his mother, Carolin, of Lake Barrington, Ill.; his twin brother, David, of Lyons, Ill.; sisters Jackie (Walter) Hawthorne of East Lansing, Mich., and Kathleen and Megan of Carmel; a niece, Katherine; his grandmother Edith Belden of Mentor, Ohio; and many loving uncles, aunts and cousins. He also leaves behind many cherished friends and treasured memories.
Doug was generous of heart and kind of soul. A true friend, a friend to all: He loved football, was a voracious reader and loved music, particularly the blues and music from New Orleans. He will be deeply missed.
There will be a memorial service to celebrate Doug’s life at 4 p.m. today at The Red Onion.In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions to Challenge Aspen, P.O. Box M, Aspen, CO 81612, would be greatly appreciated. Farnum-Holt Funeral Home, 405 W. Seventh St., Glenwood Springs, has been entrusted with the arrangements