Carolyn Cofield Hedstrom

The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO Colorado

Carolyn Cofield Hedstrom died peacefully on Saturday, July 9, 2011, at the home of her daughter, Carol Brown, in Newton, Mass.

Carolyn was a longtime Aspen resident, first moving there with her husband, Olof Hedstrom (1909-1998), in 1970. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1910, studied art, lived briefly in Chicago, and settled with Olof in Hartford City, Ind., where they raised a family.

Carolyn’s interest in art was first expressed in fashion design and painting. She then became a master weaver, teaching privately and at Colorado Mountain College. Her work is owned by many Aspenites.

She is survived by three daughters: Carol Brown, Ana Lisa Hedstrom of La Honda, Calif. and Cynthia Hedstrom of New York, N.Y.; and five grandchildren: Corin, Sam, Amanda and Louisa Brown, and Maya Hedstrom Brenner.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Anderson Ranch Arts Center,