Carolyn “Jake” Edrington of Eagle died Saturday in Glenwood Springs at Valley View Hospital from cardiac arrest. She was 59.”Jake,” as her family and friends commonly called her, had been recently diagnosed with chronic heart failure.Born and raised in Virginia most of her life, Jake fell in love with the peace and serenity the Rocky Mountains provide and permanently moved out West to “God’s country” in 1987.She married longtime Vail local Pete Edrington in 1989 and shared a home with him there until his death in 1995. She moved to Eagle shortly thereafter. Jake took over for Pete at Slifer, Smith and Frampton Real Estate, where she worked out of the Eagle Ranch office.Jake was a proud Republican and was quite active in local Eagle politics. Her Victorian home with a white picket fence and lively porch was always a site for sore eyes around campaign time.When Jake wasn’t busy in real estate you could often find her in her garden with Charlee and Prissy (golden retrievers) by her side or playing a game of bridge.Jake will be remembered for her friendly and spunky personality, her many creative talents and her kind, considerate and unselfish ways. Her family will miss her dearly.Jake is survived by her daughter, Connie Lynne-Ulrych and her family of Carbondale; her son, Brian Boguess and his family of Livermore, Calif.; her father, Roy Jacobson, and his wife, Edith, of Forest, Va., and three grandchildren.Jake will be cremated and a celebration of life service will be held on Saturday at her home in Eagle at 12 p.m. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests that donations be made to a local charity.
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