Barbara (Ball) Schey |

Barbara (Ball) Schey

Courtesy Aspen Real Estate Co.

Aspen, CO ColoradoBarbara Joyce (Ball) Schey of Basalt died Friday, Feb. 23, as a result of an accident.She was born on June 6, 1938, in Duluth, Minn., to Joyce and John F. Ball.

Barb was a graduate of Duluth East High School and the University of Minnesota, Duluth. She lived in New York and Florida. Barbara began visiting Aspen in 1968, and decided to make Aspen her permanent home in 1974. In 1974, Barbara joined a real estate and management company in Aspen. She worked at the Aspen Real Estate Co. for 16 years and had previously been employed at Cooley & Associates and Stirling Homes Inc.Barb was passionate about everything in her life. She loved her job. She enjoyed a wide circle of friends. Barb was known for her honesty, generosity, compassion, sense of humor, great work ethic, and love of people and animals. Barb enjoyed spending time with friends, horseback riding and biking.

Barb was preceded in death by her parents and sister-in-law, Jeanne Ball.Barb is survived by her brother, John (Jack) F. Ball, Jr. of Duluth; nieces Stephanie Ball and Suzanne Olsen of Duluth; nephew Farrell Ball of Edina, Minn.; and grandnieces and grandnephew, Brittany, Morgan and David of Duluth. Barb is also survived by her horse, Catch 22, and cat, Charlie.

Barb’s family is grateful for the outpouring of love and support from her colleagues at Aspen Real Estate, her friends and the Aspen community.A memorial for Barb will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 11, at the Prince of Peace Church, 0077 Meadowood Drive, in Aspen, with Chaplain Gregg Anderson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Susan G. Komen for the Cure (breast cancer research), 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244, and Colorado Animal Rescue, 2801 County Road 114, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.

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