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Patricia M. Detweiler

Pat Detweiler came to Aspen as a refugee from the riots in Washington, D.C., in December 1969. She met her husband, Fay, and they were married Jan. 12, 1972. Pat loved the outdoors and she and her husband spent 2 1/2 months in Idaho, he as a guide and she as the camp cook. They slept under the stars; Pat loved waking up with frost on her hair.She bought the Holiday Inn gift shop in 1972. She also owned the Gazebo in Aspen Square. After selling both shops, she became manager and then owner of Mephisto shoes.She retired from retail in 1993 because of arthritis. She lived in Carbondale for 12 years before her death. She is survived by her husband, Fay; a brother, R. Alan Porreca; a sister, Roberta R. Porreca; another sister, M. Dale and brother-in law Lew Blass; nephews Kevin M. McMenimer, Andrew S. McMenimer, Matthew D. McMenimer and Scott A. Comeau; nieces Brooke M. Wright and Priscilla Hicks; and seven grandnieces.


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