Kristen Asako Barwick |

Kristen Asako Barwick

Jul 23, 1986 - Feb 07, 2015

Kristen Asako Barwick passed away on February 7, 2015. She was born on July 23rd, 1986 at Vail Valley Medical Center, but called Aspen home for ten wonderful years. She graduated from Aspen High School in 2004 after attending Aspen Middle and Elementary School.

Kristen was a creative spirit who loved a good story, be it a book, movie, or show. She was passionate in each of her varied pursuits which ranged from swinging on the trapeze, to painting, swimming and SCUBA diving. Kristen was a creator of stories, photos, art, and flavors. She designed experiences, and like many who call Aspen home, she was relentless in her efforts to deliver nothing but the best.

To the children of Aspen, she was a loving friend and classmate. To others she was the driving force behind making your morning latte just right. Later, she developed the photographic moments celebrating your life’s special times. So as you look over those photos of moments passed, you might be looking at her efforts and focus. While living in this picturesque valley, Kristen was a subtle but essential player in the force that makes Aspen such a special place.

To those who knew her she was a beautiful daughter, sibling, and friend. While she has left our lives she will always live on in the hearts of those who knew her: parents Steve Barwick and Amy Dickerson. Stepparents Shirley Tipton and Jon Dickerson. Fiancé John Paulsen. Siblings Stuart Barwick, Mary Baty, Elizabeth Baty, Casey and Andy Fisher, Mike Dickerson and Barb Roth. Friends and family all the same, Jan, Karen, Becky, Amy, Jeff, Debbie, Ruthie and Sierra.

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