Tracy Kay McLain
Tracy McLain died in a car accident near Basalt on Friday, Dec. 16, 2005. She was 45 years old.She was born on June 24, 1960, in Denver, to Doug and Arlyce McLain. Tracy lived in the Roaring Fork Valley all of her life.
Tracy was a brilliant musician, forming her own band at the age of 17. She played with many of the musicians in this area, as well as in several states. She also recorded several CDs. More recently, Tracy had become a beloved guitar teacher for many Basalt, Aspen and Carbondale school students. She enjoyed their musical accomplishments in the concerts that she presented.Tracy was an accomplished equestrienne, going to state high school finals in barrel racing and winning many championships. She also taught western riding and barrel racing. One of her greatest pleasures was being on horseback and riding in the wilderness.
Her two precious daughters, Kelley and Chelsea, were the biggest joys in her life. They were the loves and light of her life, and she gave her unselfish devotion to them. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.Tracy is survived by her daughters, Kelley and Chelsea Scrivens; mother, Arlyce Kaufman; father, Doug McLain; sisters Pamela and Afton McLain; brother, Travis McLain; and her former husband, Paul Scrivens. She was preceded in death by her sister Julie McLain.
Cremation has taken place, and there will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Basalt Middle School Auditorium, 51 School St. in Basalt. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to any Alpine Bank, to the Tracy McLain Educational Fund for Kelley and Chelsea Scrivens, or mailed to 0016 Pion Drive, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.
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