Obituary: Oscar F. Diemoz |

Obituary: Oscar F. Diemoz


Oscar F. Diemoz, 84, a lifetime resident of the Basalt area, died May 18 in Carbondale, following a brief illness.

The youngest child of Clemente M. and Marie Adeloide Diemoz of Aosta, Italy, Oscar was born at their Emma ranch home on Oct. 14, 1914.

He spent his life on the family’s ranch in partnership with his brother Aime. His childhood was spent in the Emma area, and he graduated from Basalt Union High in 1932.

Throughout his life he was active in community boards, a member of the Basalt Community United Methodist Church, lifetime member of the Odd Fellows and Rebekah lodges, the local Co-op and El Jebel senior group.

He was married to Vivian Hutchinson on Dec. 10, 1947, in Denver. After retirement, he and Vivian enjoyed numerous sightseeing trips and cruises.

He enjoyed gardening, caring for his livestock and his ranch land, and participated in sports and became an avid sports fan.

He is survived by his wife, Vivian; his daughter Janice and husband Leroy Duroux of Basalt, and his son Stephen and wife Dianne of Kimball, Neb.; grandchildren Anna and Christopher Diemoz, and Amy and Darren Duroux; brother Adolph of Glenwood Springs; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Oscar was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Judy Diemoz; brothers Aime and Stephen; and a sister, Mary.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Farnum-Holt Funeral Home Chapel, 407 W. 7th St., Glenwood Springs. Burial will follow at Farview Cemetery in Basalt.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Basalt Community Methodist Church building fund, Box 1008, Columbine House, Mountain Valley Developmental or Kimball High School track department.

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