Stein will be missed |

Stein will be missed

Dear Editor:We are writing to express our sympathy to the family of Marjorie Block Stein as well as our appreciation for her countless contributions to the Aspen community. In 1994, the Independence Pass Foundation asked Marge to serve as honorary co-chair of our “Friends of Independence Pass” capital campaign to stabilize and revegetate the “top cut” of the pass and make it safer for travelers and recreationists. Fritz Benedict had already agreed to be our first honorary co-chair. Marge graciously and generously agreed to lend her name and support to our effort, serving as honorary co-chair until her death. Throughout her relationship with Aspen, which spanned nearly six decades, Marge remained deeply committed to environmental protection and land preservation. Following her husband Henry’s death in 1981, she continued his involvement in water and agricultural issues, and she was devoted to Henry Stein Park that was created in his memory.Throughout our campaign, Marge’s exemplary leadership and dedication have inspired our board of trustees and staff in our ongoing efforts to restore Independence Pass. We will miss her.Independence Pass Foundationboard of trustees

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