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Taylor Gamblin

Taylor Gamblin's memorial Mass will take place April 22 in Aspen.

Granville Taylor Gamblin Sr. died April 11 in his home at Truscott. He was 75 years old.

Taylor originally moved to Aspen in November 1966 to work for the Janss Corp. as a real estate broker, marketing residences in what is now Snowmass Village. Gamblin would later become general manager of Aspen Square and vice-president of the Hodge-Oliver Management Co.Taylor was born in 1930 in Salem, Mo., and graduated from the Country Day School of St. Louis in 1948 and Washington University with a B.S. in business administration in 1952. He became active in St. Louis real estate development in the late 1950s and continued his career after moving to Colorado in the late 1960s.

In addition to his work in Aspen, Taylor was a founding partner in the Glenwood Springs real estate firm Valley Realty. He returned to Aspen during his retirement and was known for his many letters to the editor to the local papers, where he would reflect on numerous subjects from historic Aspen tidbits to personal political views.

He was preceded in death by his son G. Taylor Jr. Survivors include his former wife, Katherine Hoffmann-Gamblin; his children Briggs A.H., J. Bradford, Marquard, John Estes, Christian F., Paula Burkey and Mary Hackmann; and his 12 grandchildren.A memorial Mass will be held Friday, April 22, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary Catholic Church in Aspen, with Father O’Brien officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions should be sent to the Pitkin County Senior Center or St. Mary Catholic Church.

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