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A man to remember

Dear Editor:A year ago today (Feb. 27), my dad was killed in an avalanche while skiing in France. I write today to remember him. He was a phenomenal skier, a hardworking businessman and dedicated member of our community. More important, he was an incredible husband, father, friend and person. He was truly passionate about this little ski town where he established himself, and he lived for the lifestyle and the people. My dad supported my sister and me in our every endeavor, as our biggest fan. He is so missed. My dad’s spirit lives on through his favorite places, the people he touched, and many fond memories. It is impossible for me to ski Zaugg’s Dump or the Face of Bell without picturing him in his element, grinning up at me from the bottom.I write today, on behalf of my mom and sister, to give Aspen a proper thank you for the unbelievable amount of care and support that has poured out of this small town in the past year. The countless smiles, hugs, letters and prayers have held my family up through the hard times. We have been surrounded by a safety net of love and concern. Friends have become family, strangers have become friends. I feel so lucky to have grown up in such a wonderful community. From the bottom of my heart, thank you, Aspen.As I watch the sun hit Sopris this morning, I will remember my dad, count my blessings, and be utterly grateful to be a part of such a special place.Missy SeigleAspen

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