Stephen Arnold Ware
September 7, 2006
Stephen Arnold (Buzzy) Ware died of natural causes Sunday, Sept. 3, in San Gabriel, Calif. He was 63.Ware was the son of the late Arnold G. Ware and Freda C. Ware. After graduating from South Pasadena High School and the University of Colorado, he received a law degree from the University of Southern California in 1968.
He built a successful law practice in Aspen. He married Pamela Craven of Boulder in 1975. A motorcycle accident in 1977 at Shale Bluffs in Aspen left his wife dead and him severely injured.Steven never totally recovered from his injuries or the loss of his beloved wife. He lived and practiced law in Denver and Boulder for several years before returning to Southern California to retire where he did pro-bono work, wrote novels and continued his lifelong fascination with fiction.
He was known for his successful representation of clients with substantial financial means and those without. He was a colorful character who was loved by many close and loyal friends. Although his injuries were deep both physically and emotionally, his generosity and the goodness of his heart were constant. With his inimitable style, he faced nearly 30 years of disability with good humor and no complaints, gaining many new friendships.Stephen is survived by his mother of Alhambra, Calif.; his mother-in-law Cory Craven of Boulder; brother Randolph (Stick) Ware and his wife, Maria J. Aragon, of Boulder; sister Mary Ann Ware and her husband, WIlliam Donnelly, of Portland, Ore.; his nephew, Davis A. Ware and step-nephew, R. Webber Engles; his nieces, Marisa A. Ware, Erin Donnelly and Kira Donnelly; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins living primarily in Illinois and California; and Ellen, Tony, Michael, John, Paul, Dan and Pat Craven, his sister and brothers in-law.
He will be missed by many friends and acquaintances whose lives he touched. Buzzy was one of a kind.A memorial gathering will take place from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Rockies Brewing Co. in Boulder. Donations will be accepted in Stephen’s name for the benefit of the Central City Concern, a Portland nonprofit that serves those suffering from substance abuse, poverty and disability. Mary Ann Ware serves on the board of CCC.