David Porter Schweppe
On Sunday, April 7, 2019, David Schweppe eased away from this world and joined his cohorts on the other side for some fishing, lots of laughter and a lot of stories. Dave had a story about everything and knew a little about a lot. He was always on an adventure; curious and always with a book in hand.
David passed away with his wife and children by his side after years of health problems. He is survived by Bebe, his wife of 42 years, and his children, Lauren Schweppe (Patrick) and Courtney Schweppe. He is also survived by his brother Charles Schweppe (Ingrid) his sister Leigh Buettner (Al). He leaves behind many nieces and nephews (especially his best fishing buddy nephew Sam Smith), cousins and millions of friends. He was preceeded in death by his parents Dr. John Shedd and Lydia Elliott Schweppe.
David was employed by the Tenth Mountain Hut system in Aspen until he was forced to retire due to his health. He impacted so many seniors and children by guiding them to the huts and sharing his love of the mountains and state of Colorado. He was a walking encyclopedia and willing to share.
He was born in Topeka, Kansas, and spent his childhood in Winnetka, Illinois. After a time at Boston University, he moved to his parents’ ranch, the J-L up the Frying Pan. It was there that he learned most of life’s responsibilities and lessons under the guidance of Norman Wiening, the ranch foreman.
David was a terrific character. He was loved by all and will be missed by many. He is at peace now and still telling stories; some true, some not so true.
Bebe is planning a memorial this fall in Colorado to celebrate his favorite time of year. Colorado will always have his heart and be his home.
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