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Katherine L. Tyler

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Aspen, CO Colorado

Kathie Tyler was born Feb. 13, 1942, in Denver. She left us on June 6, 2009.

Kathie had lived in Aspen since 1969. She was an amazingly creative artist in almost any medium, and among her many accomplishments were her tenure as a high school art teacher in Denver, physically building a beautiful cabin in the San Juans, and being one of the first women ski-lift operators at Buttermilk Mountain.

Kathie loved to travel and was always looking forward to her next adventure. Most of all, she was a loving, caring person, and everyone who knew her feels lucky to have shared in her life.

Kathie is survived by her companion of 27 years, Kala Rachilla; by her father, Robert D. Tyler; her brother, Philip S. Tyler; her sister-in-law, Suzanne Tyler; her two nieces, Marguerite Herb and Colette Morris and their families; and many close friends here in the valley. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Katherine Rappe and her brother, Rev. R. Terry Tyler.

A celebration of her life will be held at a location, date and time to be announced later.

Memorials may be made to The Nature Conservancy, Defenders of Wildlife, Pathfindersforcancer.org or Hospice of the Valley.

Kathie, we love you and will miss you so much. I know this quote touched you: “I dropped a tear in the ocean. The day it is found is the day I will stop missing you.”


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