Eugene M. Alder |

Eugene M. Alder

The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO Colorado

Gene is survived by sisters Jane (Bill) Dinsmoor of Woody Creek, Colo. and Peggy (David) Brunyansky of North Canton, Ohio; brothers John (Ella) Alder of Fairbanks, Alaska and Robert (Angela) Alder of North Canton, Ohio; nieces and nephews Erin Elizabeth Dinsmoor of Aspen and San Francisco; Vanessa Baker-Hendrix of Fairbanks, Alaska; Mari Lynn Ballentine of North Canton, Ohio; Ryan Alder, of San Jose, Calif.; Julie (Chris) Alder Lewis of Charlotte, N.C.; Robin (Linda) Eaves of Canton, Ohio; Dale Eaves of Massillon, Ohio; Jonathan Eaves of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and great-nieces and nephews in Alaska and Ohio. His parents, Bradbury and Eleanor Alder, and his brother Jim, all of Massillon, Ohio, predeceased him.

Gene graduated with honors from Washington High School in 1977, then attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where he received a bachelor of arts and juris doctorate. He was admitted to the Colorado Bar Association in 1983 and has practiced law in Aspen since 1984, much of that time as a partner in the law firm of Neiley and Alder.

Gene was an avid mountain biker, enjoying the scenic bike trails in Aspen in all weather.

A transplant survivor, he took a strong interest in promoting transplant awareness, participating in the local Summit for Life (a foundation that promotes organ and tissue transplant awareness) events, proud to be able to snowshoe up Aspen Mountain, even when he was among the last few in the race.

At Gene’s request, there will be no memorial service. Memorials in Gene’s name may be sent to Summit for Life, c/o Chris Klug Foundation, 182 Riverdown Drive, Aspen, CO 81611 ( or American Transplant Foundation, 410 17th Street, Suite 2200, Denver, CO 80202 (

Gene often ended his voice-mail messages with the old Roy Rogers expression, “Happy Trails.” His family would like to borrow his words. Happy trails, Gene, until we meet again.


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