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Louiva P. Stapleton

Aspen Times Staff Report

Longtime Aspenite Louiva P. Stapleton died March 15.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 21 at 11 a.m. at the Aspen Chapel.

Stapleton was born Oct. 28, 1913 in Collbran, Colo. and moved to Aspen in 1920 at the age of 7. She was raised by her great-aunt Ella Stallard in the Stallard home, which is now the Stallard House Museum. She married William C. Stapleton on Sept. 14, 1933 and lived in Aspen’s West End for 62 years.

She is survived by four children, David E. Stapleton, Darrell L. Stapleton, Billee Lou Speer and Don N. Stapleton; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Stapleton was one of the original founders of the Thrift Shop in Aspen and volunteered for 30 years. She also volunteered in the gift shop at Aspen Valley Hospital for 21 years. She shared the first Greg Mace Award for volunteerism in the Aspen area.

She dearly loved her family and her beautiful flower gardens, and she will be missed by all.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Roaring Fork Hospice, 410 20th St., Suite 203, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.

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