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Adam Brady Dennis

The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO Colorado

Adam Brady Dennis, 38, of Aspen, beloved son of David E. Dennis and Carol Scott Dennis, died on Monday, April 4, 2011 in an avalanche in an area called Desolation Row, between Maroon Bowl and Tonar Bowl in the Aspen Highlands backcountry.

Adam was an Aspen area resident for 14 years, working as a professional photographer and guest services manager at some of the area’s most prominent hotels.

A widely-known and much-loved member of the community, Adam was an avid outdoor enthusiast who made the most of the Roaring Fork Valley. One of life’s “connectors,” Adam had the ability to bring people together in friendship. No where was that more evident than his unique and inspiring passion for music and his deep love of sharing it with others. He truly was the bond for so many people. Adam’s passion created a vast network of friends who were more than happy to join him in his dance through life.

His loss will be felt deeply by the many people whose lives he touched. Adam’s kindness and enthusiasm for life were infectious, and his last moments were spent doing what he loved most.

Adam was born in Anaheim, Calif. on July 11, 1972, and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver, where he was an all-state lacrosse player and member of the 1990 state championship football team. Adam attended the University of Delaware, and graduated from Metro State College Denver with a degree in photojournalism.

In addition to his parents, Adam is survived by older brother, Mark (Sarah) Dennis; younger sister, Sarah (Dustin) Andrews, along with three nephews and thousands of well-wishing friends.

There will be two memorial services. The first will be held at the Sundeck on Aspen Mountain, April 9. The gondola upload will begin at 5 p.m., with the service beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The second service will be held at Cherry Hills Community Church Chapel in Highlands Ranch on Friday, April 15 at 11 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made in memory of Adam Brady Dennis to Mountain Rescue Aspen for the Education and Backcountry Safety Program, 630 W. Main St., Aspen, Colo., 81611; http://www.mountainrescueaspen.org.


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