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John McCarty

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John McCarty died Aug. 7 at his mother’s home in Oklahoma City.Born Nov. 28, 1942, he grew up in Oklahoma City and graduated from Northwest Classen High in 1961. John moved to Colorado in the early 1970s as a representative of Pioneer Western Wear clothing and accessories.After living in Breckenridge and Colorado Springs he relocated to the Aspen area, where he was well known as the manager of Fast Eddie’s Hats and Accessories. John had been unselfishly and tirelessly caring for his mother for sometime and was looking forward to the time when he could return to his home and friends in Colorado. John was well loved by all who knew him as a loving father. He was a generous, caring person with a wonderful sense of humor who will be sorely missed by all of his family as well as his hunting and golfing friends.John was preceded in death by his father I.H. (Ike) McCarty and is survived by his daughter, Michele McCarty, and his mother, Lena P. (Pat) McCarty, both of Oklahoma City; brother Dan McCarty of Aspen; brother Jim McCarty and his wife Barbara of Lake Belton, Texas; brother Mike McCarty and his wife Nancy of Little Rock, Ark., and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A celebration of John’s life is being planned for October in Aspen.


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