Jules Anthony Madere Jr. | AspenTimes.com

Jules Anthony Madere Jr.

Jules Anthony Madere Jr. died Aug. 11 after a short illness. He was 70 years old.

A native of New Orleans and a longtime resident of Baton Rouge, he had homes in Aspen and Orange Beach, Ala.

He was the retired founder of the Jules Madere Creative Jewelers, as well as a retired member of the Jewelers of Louisiana and Jewelers of America. His other associations included the Professional Ski Instructors of America, Rocky Mountain Division, and the American Foundation of Musicians.

Madere was a winter resident in Aspen at the Chamonix Condominiums from the early 1960s to the 1990s. He was a PSIA-RM ski instructor at the Aspen Highlands Ski School from 1983 to 1990. He was known for his jolly smile as well as being founder and cook at the annual Aspen Highlands Jambalaya Dinner. He loved his boats, cooking, woodworking, skiing, and playing drums at local establishments.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Alice Madere of Baton Rouge; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marsha and Bob Shea of Baton Rouge, and Celeste and David Matherne of Littleton, Colo.; a sister, Ella May Smith of New Orleans; and his children’s mother, Lillian Magee. His seven grandchildren are Shemaine Richardson, Cal Madere, Craig Phillips, Brandi Sullivan, Brad Matherne, Max and Wes Madere. He is also survived by great-grandchildren Dylan Richardson and Ian Madere.

Madere was preceded in death by his parents, Jules and Lois Madere, and grandchildren David Matherne Jr., Darryl Phillips, and Louise Madere.

Burial was on Friday, Aug. 13, at Greenoak Cemetery in Baton Rouge.

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