Wayne Edward Charles Inman
Wayne Edward Charles Inman, of Aspen, died at Valley View Hospital on July 10, 2004, from natural causes. He was 51.Wayne was born in Denver on May 14, 1953, and moved to Aspen in 1956 with his parents, Noreen May and Wayne Alfred Inman, and his older sister, Beverly.Wayne was a colorful character. During his childhood and high school years, he was an accomplished athlete, excelling in baseball, cross-country skiing, ski jumping and hockey. He was infamous for his beautiful dives into the Grottos and was well-known for many years on the softball fields around Aspen. Wayne had no fear and relished attempting hard and/or impossible not-well-known athletic feats. He worked construction most of his life and will be remembered for his love of pitching in to help friends with their projects. Wayne loved entertaining children and was a wonderful playmate for them. He had recently been building and working in the “Mother Earth” Garden, located on Oklahoma Flats in Aspen. He was a good person and good friend who lived life on the edge, and he will be missed sorely by his many friends. Wayne was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aspen Aerie No. 184.The Wayne Inman Memorial Fund has been set up by the Aspen High School Alumni Association at Community Banks of Colorado to cover costs of internment. Contributions are welcome and appreciated. Questions regarding services, contributions, etc., may be directed to Kim Wille at 704-9535.A Prayer Vigil for Wayne will be held Monday, Aug. 9, at 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aspen. Please bring your pictures and stories to share. A potluck reception will follow at Oklahoma Flats, near the home of Michael Mayer; no alcohol please. On Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 4 p.m., the funeral Mass for Wayne will be offered by Father O’Brien, also at St. Mary’s. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his sister, Beverly Holbrook, of Byron, Calif.; his niece, Tamara Lynne Wilder, and great-nephew, Gaige Taylor Trench, of California; cousins John and Pat Larsen, and their three children, of Australia; and aunt Edith Yates, of Jackson, Miss.Wayne, we’ll miss your laugh, your helping hand, your loving spirit, your attempts at new feats, your stories and your undying friendship.
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