Janet Selina Sinclair Steed | AspenTimes.com

Janet Selina Sinclair Steed

Janet Sinclair Steed passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 15 at her home in Ruidoso, N.M.

Janet was born in Aspen on April 27, 1953, to Robert and Elizabeth (Oblock) Sinclair. She was raised on the family ranch with her three siblings in Brush Creek, now the Snowmass Gold Course and various other subdivisions. Janet graduated from Aspen High School in 1971, then from Western State College in Gunnison in 1977.

Janet married Mike Steed on the family ranch on June 5, 1976. She and her husband moved to Ruidoso in 1977 and opened Steeds Ski Sports in 1980. Janet enjoyed raising her two daughters, Selina and Skye, skiing and crocheting. Janet was also employed at Ruidoso Downs Race Track.

Janet was an avid animal lover. She was especially proud of all of the Newfoundland dogs she had loved over the years, including her 4-year-old Newfoundland, Raven.

Preceding Janet in death was her father, Robert Prior Sinclair of Aspen and her brother, Bruce Prior Sinclair of Emma. Survivors include her mother, Elizabeth (Oblock) Sinclair; sisters Deanne (and husband Phil) Hemman of Parachute and Barb Sinclair of Basalt; her two loving daughters, Selina (and husband Jim) Schirle of Centennial and Skye Steed of Gunnison; and Janet’s husband, Mike, of Ruidoso.

In lieu of flowers or cards, the family requests donations to the Aspen Pitkin County Animal Shelter at 101 Animal Shelter Road, Suite No. 1, Aspen, CO 81611.

A memorial service will take place at a later date this summer. It will be posted in the paper one week before, so all who wish to remember Janet can attend.

For more information, call Barb Sinclair at (970) 618-9230.

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