July 23, 2009
Ian Fearon, 62, of El Jebel, passed away at University of Colorado Hospital on July 20, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Sept. 25, 1946 to John and Catherine (Carson) Fearon in Kincardine, Scotland.
On Oct. 21, 1967 he married Dorothy Paterson in Tillicoultry, Scotland. Ian immigrated to the United States with his family on July 3, 1979. He worked with Kaiser Steel Coal Mines in Sunnyside, Utah until 1984. He and his family then moved to El Jebel and he worked with Mid-Continent Coal Mines, until they closed; then worked for Columbine Moving and Storage in Aspen and most recently, Wind River Trees in El Jebel.
He loved camping, fishing, boating and family activities. He was preceded in death by his mother and father and infant sister Marie. He is survived by his sister, Kathleen Murdoch; nephews, Andrew and Stuart in Scotland; his loving wife of 42 years Dorothy; daughters, Jacqueline (Danny) Maldonado, Tracey (Matt) Stecklein, Elaina Fearon and her fiancee Bob Pelfrey; grandchildren, Daniel, Kathleen, Lane, and Paige; and father-in law David Paterson.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Fearon family to defray medical expenses or to the American Cancer Society (Relay For Life).
A viewing is planned for 10 a.m., Saturday, July 25, 2009 at St. Vincent’s Catholic Church on Midland Avenue in Basalt, with a Mass of Christian burial immediately following at 11 a.m. at Basalt Cemetery.
Farnum Holt Funeral Home will be entrusted with the arrangements.