Shannon Lee Stapleton
July 25, 2011
Shannon Lee Stapleton died in her home on Owl Creek Road on July 21.
She was born on August 15, 1955 in Aspen. Shannon was raised and died on the family ranch on Owl Creek Road.
Shannon graduated from Aspen High School in 1973. She then attended Colorado State University, where she received her master’s degree in education. She later returned to Aspen, where she owned and ran the Shannon Quist Insurance Agency for many years.
Shannon enjoyed life to the fullest. She loved any and all outdoor activities, including horseback riding, skiing, hiking and traveling, and was never without her beloved cats. Shannon is survived by her mother, Elizabeth Stapleton; daughter Tayler Quist; two sisters, Sydney Tofany of Aspen and Connie Kenney of Ridgway; and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her father, Sam Stapleton, in 2006.
Shannon will be missed by those that knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Breast Cancer Association.
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Memorial services will be announced at a later date.