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Holly Ann Vroom-Roberts

August 17, 2017 — Holly Ann Vroom-Roberts passed away on May 15 of this year after a brief illness. Holly was born and raised in Aspen. As a young child Holly was an avid ice skater, taking figure skating lessons both before and after school. It was a sport […]

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Vern Alver Arbaney

August 16, 2017 — Vern Alver Arbaney passed away on August 13 at Valley View Hospital. He was born on January 20, 1936 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. He was raised in Carbondale in the house he helped build with his parents. He was an only child but had many […]

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Viola Fegan

August 15, 2017 — Viola Fegan passed away peacefully at her home in Sunnyvale, CA on August 5, 2017. Viola was born in South San Francisco in 1933 to Eduardo and Emilia Malosetti, both immigrants from the same village in Northern Italy. She graduated from South San Francisco High […]

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Walter Huber

August 10, 2017 — Walter Huber passed away on August 7, 2017, with his family by his side. Walter was born on April 16, 1924, to Ernst and Marie Huber in Felsenau, Switzerland, near the city of Bern. Walter was one of ten kids which led to him sharing […]

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Richard Allan Cohen ‘Richie’

August 8, 2017 — Richie was born in New York, N.Y., to Mildred and Milton Cohen, and raised in Lawrence, Long Island. The oldest of three children, he spent his high school years at the Hackley School in Tarrytown, New York and studied at the University of Virginia before […]

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Walter ‘Shellee’ Schoellkopf

August 7, 2017 — Shellee was born in Beirut to parents in the foreign service, raised in DC, and came to Aspen in the eary '70s. He loved the Aspen lifestyle and reveled in the parties and friendship. He lived on 100 acres in Emma for 40+ years, and […]

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Joyce H. Gould

July 31, 2017 — Joyce Gould (1933-2017), former long-time resident of Aspen passed away in Grand Junction on Friday evening, June 30th at the age of 83. She is survived by two children and two grand-children, residing in California. Joyce was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to Aspen […]

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Joan Wingate

July 26, 2017 — Joan was born in Woodbury, N.J. on May 17, 1951. She lived in New Jersey and graduated from college and was a Home Economics teacher at a high school in Vineland, N.J. During Easter break in the spring of 1978 Joan came to Snowmass to […]

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Paula (Penny) Richey

July 24, 2017 — Penny was born December 26, 1947, Cedar Falls, IA. Her parents were Lillian and Rudolph Nielsen. Penny was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, H.E. Richey; her children: Piper and Tyler Smith, Regan Richey, Hank Richey, Adam and Michelle […]

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Reiner Klawiter

July 24, 2017 — Reiner Klawiter, 71, passed away in his home on July 19th, 2017, one year after being diagnosed with glioblastoma brain cancer. Born in Überlingen, Germany, Reiner immigrated to the upper peninsula of Michigan with his family when he was 9 years old, and moved to […]

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Carol L. Smith

July 23, 2017 — Carol Louise (Danielson) Smith was born to William and Alberta Danielson in Denver, Colorado. Carol was the shining light. Her legacy as a warm and loving wife to Walt as well as an amazing Mother to four daughters will never be forgotten. She grew up […]

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Paul Joseph Mansolilli

July 20, 2017 — Paul Joseph Mansolilli of Carbondale, founder of Aspen Tree Service, Inc., passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 20, 2017, three days before his 64th birthday. Paul was born in Chelsea, MA, to Constantino (Chris) and Stella Boudreau Mansolilli and grew up in Melrose. […]

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Dr. Richard Farson

July 20, 2017 — Dr. Richard Farson, a behavioral psychologist, author, educator, and president of the Western Behavioral Sciences Institute, was known for his innovative work in areas diverse as group therapy, children's rights, organizational leadership, distance education, and design. He came to an understanding that "absurdity and paradox […]

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John F. Coughenour, Jr.

July 18, 2017 — John F. Coughenour, Jr., 88, husband of the late Patricia Blakely Coughenour, passed away, Monday July 10, with his daughter, Debra C. Hanson and her husband Viggo Hall Hanson, by his side, at their home in Wilton, Connecticut. A life-long Colorado resident, John was born […]

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William Reid Goodnough

July 13, 2017 — Another one of those remarkable, rebellious Aspen pioneers of the 1950's left us on the morning of July 10th, 2017, in Sarasota, Florida, stranded at last by health problems that left him unable to return for the first time in all these years to the […]

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Janice Lee Panico

July 9, 2017 — You may not have known Jan by name but you might have known her as the beautiful redhead that was a regular on the streets and art galleries of Aspen in the late eighties and nineties. She was always smiling. Jan and her husband David […]

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Valerie Marie Britt-Kalberg

July 7, 2017 — On the morning of June 14, 2017, Valerie Marie Britt-Kalberg, affectionately known as Val, passed away peacefully at home in Carbondale, Colorado, surrounded by her loving family. Throughout Val's life, her courageous heart was always close to her family and friends. From California to New […]

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Tucker Jonathan Secrist

July 4, 2017 — Tucker Jonathan Secrist, 21, died suddenly at his parents' home in Fairfield, CT on June 29, 2017. Tucker was born in Greenwich, CT, and spent most of his life in Fairfield, CT. He also spent four adventure-filled years in Boulder, CO. Tucker was loved, and […]

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Scott Holtzer

July 4, 2017 — Scott Holtzer a long time Snowmass Village resident from the good ol' days, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2017. At the time of his death Scott had just retired from his "last damn restaurant". He was looking forward to traveling, relaxing and getting a […]

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Nellie Kerr

July 4, 2017 — Nellie Kerr, beloved mother, sister, teacher and friend, passed away peacefully in the early morning of June 23, 2017, at the venerable age of 98. Nellie was born on June 19, 1919, in Bisbee, Arizona, and spent most of her adult life in Arizona and […]

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