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Jasper Mountain Lecht

An April 29 memorial service is planned in Aspen for Jasper Lecht, who died April 14.

The world has lost a wonderful being. Jasper Mountain Lecht lost his battle with cancer on Friday, April 14, 2006. He was 24 years young. Surrounded by a sea of his loved ones, he went peacefully with a smile on his face at 7:56 p.m. After a fiercely waged, 16-month struggle, his passing was a relief from his suffering and, in his words, “going to a big quiet nap in the sky.”

Jasper was a devoted son who leaves behind parents Patty Lecht-Bluefield, David Bluefield and Eric Lecht, his beloved Ashley Ellis, and more buddies than can be imagined. He was kind and gentle, with a great sense of humor and, most importantly, he had the rare innate ability to respect everyone he ever came into contact with. He understood as a young man what some of us may never know: how to live compassionately from your heart. His was a soul that had to leave early for reasons unknown to us.

Those wishing to honor him can live life to the fullest, be well and happy, do great things and think of him often. Jasper, you are sorely missed.

His cremation will be Wednesday, April 19. A memorial service will take place Saturday, April 29, in Aspen, with the location to be announced shortly. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund, the Jasper M. Lecht Benefit Account, has been established at Alpine Bank.

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