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Margaret (Mae) Rhodes Vasten

Aspen Times writer

Longtime valley resident Margaret (Mae) Rhodes Vasten died at Heritage Park Care Center on June 25. She was born in Price, Utah, on Jan. 14, 1924, the third of seven children, to Ruby Jowell Rhodes and John Modes. Mae spent part of her childhood in Price, later moving to New Castle with her family. On Dec. 8, 1940, she married Arthur Vasten and they settled in Emma on a family farm. She was a hard worker and spent many hours alongside her husband in the fields, planting and harvesting potatoes and raising hay. After selling the farm, she was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Basalt and at the Mt. Sopris Tree Nursery. She was a loving mother to three children, Beverly Frome, John Vasten and Dewey Vasten, who preceded her in death. She is also survived by daughter-in-laws Lea Vasten, Gaye Gilbert and son-in-law Bob Larson. Mae had six grandchildren: Duane (Roxene) and Shane (Dyann) Vasten, Greg (Olivia) Larson, Gabrielle Sonam; Brett (Maria) Vasten and Lori (Lance) Anderson. She was the proud great-grandmother of Courtney and Tanner Vasten, Anna and Sara Vasten, Kelsey and Jody Vasten, Arkah LaCharles and Laine Anderson. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Vernon, Ernest and Ira Rhodes, and is survived by three sisters, Jeanne Burke and Phyllis Fisher, of Grand Junction, and Betty Crichfield, of Rodgers, Ark. A “Service of Remembrance” will be held Saturday, July 3, at 11 a.m. at Farnum-Holt Mortuary. Interment will occur beside her late husband at Rosebud Cemetery, Glenwood Springs, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Heritage Park Care Center, Gardner Hall, Farnum-Holt Funeral Home, 1200 Village Rd., Carbobndale, CO 81623.For more information, contact Farnum-Holt Funeral Home at 945-5815.


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