Raymond K. "Bud" Law
Aspen, CO Colorado
Raymond “Bud” Law passed away Jan. 2, 2007, at his home in Grand Junction from a sudden heart attack. He was a Grand Junction transplant and a resident of Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley for more than 40 years. Bud held his 77th birthday party on New Year’s Eve, celebrated by friends and family.
Bud was an avid skier from the time he could strap on a pair of 220s with long thongs and find a hill. He was at A-Basin on the national ski patrol for many years, and in the 1950s moved to Aspen to ski and join the patrol on Aspen Mountain. Bud was with the Aspen Skiing Co. for many years and later with BMC West. Known as the prankster, Bud always had a smile, a joke and a story, and was the true fun and life of any party. His home was always open and welcome to everyone.
Bud is survived by his true love, wife Amy Evans; daughter Kimberly (Alan) Meek of Windsor, Calif.; week-old granddaughter Avery; sister Barbara McKeough of Golden; niece Julie (Joe) Ontiveros; grandnieces Jennie and Jamie Ontiveros; nephew Michael (Marlena) McKeough of Arvada and their children, Owen, Clayton, Keegan, Kori, Riley and Dallas McKeough.
A celebration of life will be arranged later in the spring/summer on Aspen Mountain. Information will be in the newspapers before gathering, and everyone is welcome to attend.
This wasn’t my best work. I still stand by my original picks to win each of the snowboard contests at X Games Aspen 2023, but fate chose poorly. The main lesson? Don’t pick against Mark McMorris, Marcus Kleveland or Scotty James, unless you have a very good reason.