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Stephen Custenborder

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Stephen “Custy” Custenborder died on May 4 at his longtime home up the Fryingpan River. He was 55.Custenborder graduated from high school in Arizona, where he was a state gymnastic champion on the rings. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Colorado and shortly thereafter moved to the Roaring Fork Valley, where he lived for the rest of his life.Custenborder lived and worked at Gretl’s Restaurant on Aspen Mountain in the early 1970s and trained as a carpenter at Colorado Mountain College.He was a member of Trout Unlimited and the Sierra Club, and was an avid outdoorsman. His passions included skiing, hiking, fly-fishing, fly tying, camping, boating and visiting his friends. He is survived by his mother, Jean Custenborder. He will be greatly missed by all of his friends. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday at Fisherman’s Park on Two Rivers Road, near the upvalley entrance to Basalt. A potluck will follow at 120 E. Sopris Drive in Basalt. For more information call 927-3274.


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