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Borghild Heran

Borghild Heran, age 95, took her final breath on March 23, 2019. She was born in Bergen, Norway on July 17, 1923, to Thorvald and Margit (Ogaard) Tennebekk.

Borghild immigrated to Milwaukee with her cousin in 1949 to “stay for two years” and travel. After living in Wisconsin, Naples, Florida and San Francisco, she settled in the city by the bay when she married Oyvind Heran, a Norwegian from Bergen as well. They raised four children, David Heran, Eric Hansen, Arne Hansen and Eva Lemley who all gave them 7 grandchildren.

Borghild was a head cook for a S.F. Junior high school. She was a Boy and Girl Scout leader, Sunday school teacher and PTA president among other things while raising a family. Cross-country skiing was part of her heritage and she continued that at Sugar Bowl, CA. She finally made it back to Norway in 1956 and then not again until 1973. From then until 2016, she traveled to Bergen regularly to visit family, but she never moved home again. She and Oyvind moved from S.F. after 35 years to Davis, CA. in ‘89. Borghild biked there and started bowling at 75. Dynamos was a walking group she joined and she never stopped walking. Then in Oct. 2016, she moved again to Aspen to be near family. She continued walking daily and everyone saw her coming with her ski poles. She always loved her lunches at the senior center.

Borghild’s family would like to thank the staff at Heritage Park in Carbondale for taking loving care of her last nine months. She loved going for walks there and playing Bingo.

Borghild’s ashes will be spread atop a favorite mountain in Bergen, Norway and out by the Golden Gate by family.

John ‘Jack’ Collins

John “Jack” Collins of Basalt, Colorado passed away on March 23, 2019, at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. He was born in 1931 in Peekskill, New York, son of John D. Collins and Helen Hayes.

Jack is survived by his his wife of 62 years, Barbara; his son Stephen Collins; daughter Susan Anderson; sister Rita Golder; and his grandchildren. His son, Patrick, and daughter, Ellen, predeceased him, as did his parents.

Jack graduated from Haldane High School in Cold Spring, NY, and joined the U.S. Air Force. He later studied at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, and Union College. He spent most of his professional career at IBM and Advanced Micro Devices before retiring, twice!

In Basalt, Jack was an active member of St. Vincent Parish and the Basalt Lions Club.

He will be missed by everyone who knew him and loved him.

Marcia Kleiman Harris

Marcia Kleiman was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She was the daughter of David Kleiman and Dorothy Rombro Kleiman. Shortly after Marcia graduated from Goucher College, she met S. Elliott Harris who was a medical student at the time. Their love, passion and respect for one another lasted their entire lives. They were inseparable and madly in love for their 73 years of marriage.

Marcia was a social worker, teacher and co-owned and operated a contemporary art gallery with her sister Toba Kleiman Rochberg for 10 years. Marcia was a volunteer at Sinai Hospital, Walter’s Art Gallery, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Democratic Party. Marcia’s passions were her husband “Skeets”, her three daughters, Ann Harris of Carbonddale, Peggy Harris-Foster (Chip) of Snowmass Village, Lynn Harris McCorkle (Douglas) of Baltimore, her grandchildren Jason Harris Melnick (Adele) of Basalt, Harrison McCorkle, Lindsay McCorkle and Colin McCorkle and her two great grandchildren Zoe and Elliott Melnick. Marcia loved the outdoors, skiing, hiking, picnicking, exploring new places, traveling, art, classical music, dance, theater and museums. Marcia (and Skeets) came to Aspen every winter and summer from 1970 through 2014.

A celebration for a life well lived will occur at the Harris home in Baltimore on Saturday June 15, 2019, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Anne M. Jones

Anne Middleton Suydam Jones was born on April 27, 1921, in New York City, the daughter of Walter Lispenard Suydam II and Elizabeth Maxwell Tybout Wood Suydam of Long Island, NY. She was predeceased by her brothers, Joseph Wood Suydam and Lispenard Suydam, and sister, Elizabeth Schermerhorn Suydam von Briesen. She is survived by her children K. Dexter Cheney IV and Carol L. Cheney, both of Hamden, CT, from a first marriage to Thomas L. Cheney. Her marriage to Brooks M. Jones in Cleveland lasted from 1952 until his death in 2006. She is survived by her step daughter Alice Jones Gulick, and her sons Thomas H. Jones II and Brooks M. Jones, Jr., of Cleveland Heights, 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grand children.

Anne died peacefully of natural causes at age 97 on April 8, 2019, at South Franklin Circle, Chagrin Falls, where she lived for the last decade. She grew up in Blue Point, Long Island, graduated from The Shipley School and attended Katharine Gibbs College. Anne was associated with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History for over 50 years, first as a member of the Women’s Committee and later as a trustee. She logged in 5000 volunteer hours and actively supported the conservation programs of the museum, serving on the Natural Areas Committee. In 2008, she donated funds to construct a new enclosure for Bad Bob and Bitty Kitty, orphaned bobcats adopted by the Museum.

In the early 1960s, Anne and Brooks discovered Snowmass, Colorado, and spent significant time there for the next 40+ years. Anne was an accomplished downhill skier and hiked several of Colorado’s fourteener mountains. She and Brooks were active members of the Snowmass Community Chapel & Community Center. Travel with friends took Anne and Brooks to all corners of the world. She was a member of the Cleveland Racquet Club — a true tennis aficionado — playing well into her 80s, and a longtime member of Community Church of Chesterland and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Chagrin Falls. Anne was an avid reader with a particular interest in physical and natural sciences. She was a fearless wordsmith, completing the NY Times crossword puzzle every day in ink.

A celebration of Anne’s life will be held at Community Church of Chesterland on June 15, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44106. Arrangements by Fioritto Funeral Service www.FiorittoFamily.com

David Porter Schweppe

On Sunday, April 7, 2019, David Schweppe eased away from this world and joined his cohorts on the other side for some fishing, lots of laughter and a lot of stories. Dave had a story about everything and knew a little about a lot. He was always on an adventure; curious and always with a book in hand.

David passed away with his wife and children by his side after years of health problems. He is survived by Bebe, his wife of 42 years, and his children, Lauren Schweppe (Patrick) and Courtney Schweppe. He is also survived by his brother Charles Schweppe (Ingrid) his sister Leigh Buettner (Al). He leaves behind many nieces and nephews (especially his best fishing buddy nephew Sam Smith), cousins and millions of friends. He was preceeded in death by his parents Dr. John Shedd and Lydia Elliott Schweppe.

David was employed by the Tenth Mountain Hut system in Aspen until he was forced to retire due to his health. He impacted so many seniors and children by guiding them to the huts and sharing his love of the mountains and state of Colorado. He was a walking encyclopedia and willing to share.

He was born in Topeka, Kansas, and spent his childhood in Winnetka, Illinois. After a time at Boston University, he moved to his parents’ ranch, the J-L up the Frying Pan. It was there that he learned most of life’s responsibilities and lessons under the guidance of Norman Wiening, the ranch foreman.

David was a terrific character. He was loved by all and will be missed by many. He is at peace now and still telling stories; some true, some not so true.

Bebe is planning a memorial this fall in Colorado to celebrate his favorite time of year. Colorado will always have his heart and be his home.

Dixie Rinehart

Dixie Rinehart, one of eight people named on the patent for the Apollo spacesuit, departs body for his own heavenly travels.

Starting his career at Edwards Air Force Base in southern California, Dixie trained and worked in the development of high altitude flight and equipment. That experience led to an assignment with North American Aviation, where he did studies in the Apollo Program’s crew performance simulations and produced waste collection assemblies. He then became a team member at ILC Industries in Delaware, where he developed the spacesuit and gloves for NASA’s first space missions. Later, while living in Aspen, he designed gloves for space shuttle trips, the ski industry, hunting, work, motorcycling and the military, as well as diverse products including a pinball machine, electronically warmed ski boot insoles, athletic shoes, and the Raichle Flexon ski boot.

He also kept busy with an unusual array of personal pursuits from clowning, acting, directing and playwriting to making traditional Native American clothing, instruments and tipis, restoring his 1961 Lincoln Continentals, and performing and writing tunes on the bagpipes. Throughout his life, Dixie reveled in the cultural exploration of travel as well as entertaining friends met at destinations including Las Vegas, Scotland, Korea, Japan, Mexico, Canada and Hawaii. He was supported in all activities by loving wife Carol as they raised three children and led a ceremonial life in the Native American Church and Northern Cheyenne traditional ways.

Their final home was a 140-acre spread in Colona, Colorado with pinon and juniper trees and an incredible view of the Cimarron Mountains. A large, comfortable log cabin, surrounded by historic Ute camping sites, elk and deer, became a retreat for family and friends and a magical place to enjoy his retirement.

William R. Tobey, Jr.

William R. Tobey, Jr., who spent his later years working to improve educational and economic opportunities for young people in Illinois and Colorado, died Friday at his home in Chicago. He was 83.

A native of Illinois, Tobey enjoyed success with the investment bank Drexel Burnham Lambert, helping to finance then-emerging telecommunications and media companies among others.

With his wife, Anne Coulter Tobey, he moved to Snowmass in 2000, although they also continued to maintain an apartment in Chicago.

He was particularly drawn to causes that could improve opportunities for disadvantaged young people. He was active with the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to Chicago students. In Colorado, he led efforts to establish an endowment for the Aspen Community Foundation’s pre-collegiate scholarship program. He said he was committed to assisting “those who excel, persist, and accomplish so much,” despite their difficult economic circumstances.

William Robert Tobey, Jr. was born March 9, 1936 in Highland Park, Illinois.

His first wife, Beverly Nilson Tobey, with whom he had a son, William H. Tobey, and a daughter, Ann Tobey Rowlands, died in 1992.

In addition to his wife, daughter, and son, he is survived by his sister Suzanne Tobey Smart, step-sons David S. Ruder II and John C. Ruder, and eight grandchildren.

A memorial will be held in Colorado in July.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Foundation, 309 W. Washington Street, Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60606, dmsf.org, or the PreCollegiate Scholarship Endowment Fund at Aspen Community Foundation, 455 Gold Rivers Court, Suite 515, Basalt, Colorado 81621.

Diana Beuttas

Diana Hawkes Smith Beuttas passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 3rd, 2019 after a brief illness. She was ninety-three.

An artist, designer, collector, and deeply self sufficient “renaissance woman,” Diana dedicated a large portion of her life to the development of her mind, body, and spirit. She participated in evolutionary philosophy and literature groups, spent many hours attending lectures and events at the Aspen Institute, was an early advocate for Anderson Ranch and the Aspen Ideas Festival, and an avid reader and student of the world. She lived her life with a conscious determination, presence and purpose that was apparent to all who met her. Her great loves of art and nature were deeply connected — whether she was making beautiful photographs on her many adventures in the Rocky Mountains, or collecting stones, feathers, and pine cones with her grand children.

The daughter of Belknap Carlton Hawkes and Alice Smart Hawkes, she was born on May 5th, 1925 in Buffalo, New York. Diana spent her childhood along side her siblings Ben and Phoebe in Kansas City, Missouri and on the north shore of Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from Wellesley College, she studied Interior Design in Boston and received a Masters Degree in photography from IIT’s Institute of Design in Chicago. She married twice, to George Dresser Smith II and Paul Joseph Beuttas, and raised two children as a long time resident of Winnetka and Glencoe, Illinois, later relocating to Tiburon California. Diana first came to Aspen on a ski holiday in 1949, and after many return visits and falling in love with the town, purchased a house on Hopkins Avenue in 1967, becoming a permanent resident roughly thirty years ago.

An active member of the Aspen community, her many years here were filled with countless lunches and dinners, deep discussions, and many laughs. She greatly valued the relationships made here and served as a beacon, attracting friends and family to the roaring fork valley. As the longest serving board member of her most recent home, the Villas of Aspen, Diana was a friend, community leader, and contributed greatly to the aesthetic of the complex, applying her many years as a successful designer with Casella Interior Design Group in Chicago and California.

Diana was predeceased by her brother Benjamin Carlton Hawkes and her son, Christopher Hawkes Smith, an Aspen business man and builder. She is survived by her sister Phoebe Hawkes McMath, a longtime Aspen resident, her daughter Deborah Smith Hatch, and two daughters-in-law, Leslie June Smith and Antonia Zurcher. Her five grand children are Colby June Fulton, Colter Hawkes Smith, Bridger Robin Smith, Sumner Wells Hatch and Travis Hawkes Hatch. She was also the proud great-grandmother of Perry and Christopher Fulton and Hawkes Smith.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Independence Pass Foundation. PO Box 1700, Aspen CO, 81612.

Clifford Adam Hughes

It is with heavy hearts that on March 13th 2019, Clifford Adam Hughes passed away. He was 53.

Cliff was born Dec. 6th 1965 to Paul and Linda Hughes. Cliff moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 1986, where he fell in love and decided to raise his boys. Cliff is survived by his two sons, Adam and Aaron, three grandchildren, Gabriel, Noah and Natalie, mother Linda, four siblings, and two dogs whom he loved dearly. Cliff enjoyed frequenting the local soup kitchen where he befriended the homeless and downtrodden. He was always eager to help those in need, whether it was offering a ride, a meal, an ear/shoulder, or a safe place to stay. His kindness was felt and appreciated by many.

A memorial service will be held at the Glenwood Springs Community Center on April 7th at 11am. In leiu of flowers please donate to the Cliff Hughes Memorial Fund at Alpine Bank. Any and all help is greatly appreciated during this time.

Note: This has been updated to reflect the day of the memorial service is April 7th.

Marilyn Joy Greenberg

Marilyn Joy Kossof Greenberg surrendered this week after a battle against lung cancer, bringing to an end a long life beautifully lived. We were gifted eight years since she was first diagnosed. Along the way, the 79-year-old trailed happiness and love as a magnificent human, wife, friend, super mom, baker, makeup maestro, candy fiend, Chanel connoisseur. As she took her last breath, a smile of contentment was on her gorgeous face. Surrounded by her family, she was at peace with herself and the world.

Marilyn is survived by Dean Greenberg, her loving husband of 57 years, and her children, Dana, Anthony, Drew and his wife Becky, and Brett. Butchie — her nickname, was a vigorous, bright-eyed, vivacious human with an abiding interest in Jewish causes such as Temple of Aaron and Sholom Home. She was always a great friend and confidant with her four children, teaching them the ways of family, life and Judaism.

Marilyn also led an active life beyond her family, traveling the world, skiing, biking, and lifting weights. Above all, she was a marvelous cook, her legendary meals a magnet bringing together the family for the holidays, year after year. Though originally from Minnesota, she also spent many years with Dean at their home in Aspen, Colo. Selfless and not much of one for the spotlight, Marilyn freely gave of herself to everyone, always asking people she met about their families.

Marilyn was born on Feb 7, 1940, to Alfred & Jean Kossof in Minneapolis, Minn. She had one sister, Lori Bodin, who also recently passed. Marilyn grew up in Minneapolis. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, she became a dental hygienist and later, a professional make-up artist. In 1961, she married Dean, the first and only love of her life.

Additional survivors include grandchildren Rachel and Zachary Greenberg, treasured brother-in-law Steven Greenberg and his partner Linda Heinrich, Davy and Nile, sister-in-law Ellen Joy Fields and her partner Herb Morse, and nephews and nieces Jaime, Susan, John and Cathy. Other survivors include Lori’s children Cindy, Scott, Jay and Ross Bodin.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, 04/04/19 at 2 p.m. at Temple of Aaron, 616 Mississippi River Blvd., St Paul. Family will sit Shiva at 7 p.m. The family requests that donations in Marilyn’s memory be made to Sholom East, Temple of Aaron, or a favorite charity.