Steven Patrick Welsh |

Steven Patrick Welsh

Steven Patrick Welsh passed away April 27, 2008, at his home in Steamboat Springs. He was 36.

Steve grew up in Half Moon Bay, Calif., where he learned to surf in the Pacific Ocean. He moved to Colorado in 1996 and lived in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley for about six years, and Steamboat Springs for the past five.

Steve grew up surrounded by the outdoors and enjoyed fly-fishing, hiking, biking, surfing, camping, waterskiing, snowboarding and skiing. An avid outdoorsman, Steve spent much of his free time in nature, using his love of these many outdoor sports as a time for reflection, challenge and meditation. In the winter, it was his quest to balance powder days and work; he was truly at home on a pair of skis, and his love of speed and dominance of any mountain was a huge part of who he was. The rest of the year he spent fly-fishing many rivers in Colorado and saltwater flats throughout the Caribbean Sea.

Steve worked for Beverage Distributors Company as a sales associate. The passion for his chosen career and knowledge of wine brought out the best in him. He recently was gifted the opportunity to travel to Europe, where his knowledge of wine grew beyond most. Steve was known to brighten any room he walked into with a big smile, and held dear many special relationships with local businesses in Steamboat, Aspen and beyond.

Steve is remembered as a loving son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and best friend. He is survived by his parents, Richard and Marianne Welsh, of Steamboat Springs; brother Tim Welsh, sister-in-law Kimberly and nephew Ryan, of Carbondale; sister Crystal Welsh and niece Avery, of Steamboat Springs; uncle Frank Welsh, of Sea Ranch, Calif., and many relatives in California and New York.

He cherished his time spent with family and friends, and lived by his motto, “Enjoy life to the fullest.” All who knew him will never forget his kindness, big heart and beautiful smile, and remember lots of love surrounding him.

A celebration of Steve’s life will take place Saturday, May 31, at Sunpie’s Bistro in Steamboat Springs, noon to 4 p.m. Fore more information, call Kimberly Welsh, 618-9151.

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