In memory of Deanee Twombly
Deanee, Priscilla Erdine Twombly of Snowmass Village, passed away peacefully at the age of 80 years on Monday June 1, 2015, from complications of a stroke she had several years earlier. She passed with her husband, Vern Twombly, and daughter Penny by her side at her home. Deanee was born on Friday October 13th, 1934 in Revere Massachusetts and was one of five children of Anne McInnis Bell and Joseph Bell. She leaves behind Vern, four children, (Penny, Tim, Greg, and Vern Jr.), five grandchildren (Brett, Chris, Becky, Matt, and Sam), her faithful dog, and endless memories. She was an active Snowmass resident for 35 years.
For those who knew and loved Deanee, she was not shy with her opinions and she lived life large, despite her five-foot, 110-pound frame. She had humble beginnings in Boston, MA, and a privileged end in the beautiful home she created in Snowmass. There are people who change your life forever and we’re lucky to be able to say that Deanee was one of those. She was a wife, a hard worker, a mother, a grandma, a gardener, a hiker and skier, a real talker, a cook, a homemaker and an activist. Most of all, she was a very brave and strong woman.
She taught us so much. She taught us to travel and explore the world, having raised children for a decade in South America. She taught us to appreciate the simpler sides of life, and respect the struggles of others. She taught us to live life to its fullest, and to embrace everyday. She taught us to be independent, to fiercely stand up for yourself, your family and for what you believe in. She taught her grand daughters to be glamorous, without changing who they were. Nearly everything we teach our children, we learned from Deanee and Dad.
We miss our powerful and loving matriarch. Our loss is only matched by the magnitude of the mountains among which she lived. We’ll always love her, and she will always be with us. Now it is time to celebrate her life. Please convey condolences to her husband, Vern Twombly, who is for the first time in 60 years without his partner.
Bye Deanee – Bye Mom – Bye Grandma
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