Carey G. Bringle Jr.
Aspen, CO ColoradoCarbondale resident Carey G. Bringle Jr. passed away Monday, July 16, 2007.
Never one to make a fuss, Bringle died quietly at home after a 10-year battle with cancer. He first came to Aspen in 1991-92 as an artist-in-residence at Anderson Ranch to pursue his love for furniture making and woodworking. After moving to Denver, he and wife Susan Proctor came to the area frequently over the years, purchased property in Carbondale and returned permanently in 2004.
Carey was born May 16, 1941. He was a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a degree in mechanical engineering, and he enjoyed the challenge of out-of-the-ordinary projects through a career in the construction industry. His quiet competence, artistic vision and ironic wit will be greatly missed.
Carey is survived by his partner, best friend and wife of 16 years, Susan Proctor of Carbondale; as well as his daughter, Julia Johnson (Walt) and son, Carey Gaines Bringle III (Delaniah), both of Nashville, Tenn. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Carey Bringle IV, Connley Bringle, Catherine Bringle, Maggie Johnson and Turner Johnson, as well as siblings Cynthia and Edwina Bringle of Penland, N.C., Bruce Bringle of Memphis, Tenn., and Floyd Bringle of Paoli, Pa.A celebration of his life is planned upon the completion of his latest project, his and Susan’s house; details will follow. Memorials to Penland School of Crafts, P.O. Box 37, Penland, NC, 28765, would be deeply appreciated.
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