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Klaus Christ

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Aspen, CO Colorado

Klaus Christ, former Aspen resident, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008, in Arizona. Christ was born Dec. 8, 1943, in Klosters, Switzerland.

Klaus had a love of Aspen, the moun­tains, skiing, flying and golf. He also had a passion for food, which he generously shared with his guests as the owner and gourmet chef of the famous Golden Horn restaurant from 1972 to 1996. Klaus was the driving force in Davos becoming one of Aspen’s sister cities. In 1996, Klaus was elected to the Colorado Restaurant Association Food Hall of Fame. He had a gift that inspired loved ones, friends, employees and celebrities alike with his “larger than life” smile.

Klaus is survived by his wife, Sonja Christ-King of Arizona, and two sisters, Ursi Hilty-Christ and Maria Carmen Christ, both of Switzerland. He was pre­ceded in death by his brother, Christian Christ. Klaus will live on in the memories of everyone’s heart he touched.

A celebration of Klaus’ life will take place in the summer on Aspen Mountain. The date will be announced later. Please consider Mountain Rescue Aspen, 630 W. Main, Aspen, CO 81611, for a donation in Klaus’ memory.


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