Alice Flora Elmont Vagneur |

Alice Flora Elmont Vagneur

Alice F. Vagneur died Friday Oct. 1, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in her home in Holland Hills, Basalt. She was 90.

She was born May 25, 1920 in Byers and she attended grade school in Deer Trail until she was about 12, when she moved with her family to a ranch on the Fryingpan near Basalt. Alice and her twin sister, Ruth, graduated from Basalt Union High School where Alice was the valedictorian and Ruth was the salutatorian.

Alice married George L. Vagneur on May 2, 1940 in Aspen. They were married until George’s death in 1979. Alice and George were 4-H leaders for 20 years in Pitkin County. Alice was secretary of the Aspen Women’s Literary Club for 28 years and she held offices in the Rebecca’s and Eastern Star for more than 60 years.

She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Ruth, and brother, Val.

Alice is survived by her sister, Maude Usel of Fort Collins; brother Albert Elmont of Englewood; four children: Calvin G. Vagneur of Basalt, Phyllis Vagneur May of Livermore, Calif., Lois Vagneur of Lakewood, and Curtis Vagneur of Aspen; three grandchildren: Theresa May of Livermore Calif., Kerry May of Amesbury, Mass., and Catie Vagneur Mintz of Los Angeles, Calif.; and three great-grandchildren: Everet Mintz of Los Angeles, Calif., and Sarah and Emma May of Livermore, Calif., plus one more, May, on the way.

Services will be held at the Mid Valley Baptist Church, 16472 Hwy. 82, Carbondale, on Oct. 12 at 11 a.m., followed by a luncheon.

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