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Donald Coulter Dolle

The Aspen TimesAspen, CO Colorado

Don Dolle, an Aspen local since 1971, passed away in December.Know by many as “Uncle Don,” he was a highly decorated sergeant in the 1st Marine Division and served three years in intense combat during the Korean War. He and his wife, Norma Dolle, moved to Aspen in 1971, bought the Victorian house next door to Norma’s twin sister, Marge Babcock, and started the Snow Queen Lodge, which is still run by the family today.Don worked at the old sawmill in Lenado and then spent several years mining silver with Jim Babcock until the Hunt brothers crashed the silver market in 1980. He drove a bus for RFTA and the Aspen Skiing Co. for years, was an avid outdoorsman and fisherman, and a regular at Little Annie’s, O’Leary’s & Ute City Bank during Aspen’s wilder days.He is survived by his wife, Norma; daughters Donna and Debbie; grandchildren Alisa, Kristina, Kyle and Hanna; and stepsons Larry, Gordon, and David Ledingham.Funny and kind, he will be dearly missed by many.A memorial serviced is planned for June 2011 at the Maroon Bells.Condolence letters can be sent to Norma Dolle; Snow Queen Lodge; 124 E. Cooper Ave; Aspen, Co 81611.


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