Lucy Burford Reed Hibberd
Lucy Burford Reed Hibberd was born January 2, 1941 in Austin, Texas, the second daughter of Roberta Purvis Reed Crenshaw and Malcolm Hiram Reed. Lucy died at her home in Aspen, Colorado, on November 21, 2016 surrounded by loving friends and family. She was preceded in death (1997) by her beloved son, Frederick Hyde Hibberd III , her sister Roberta Reed Burns (2002) and both her parents (1945 and 2005).
Lucy graduated from Hockaday High School in Dallas, Texas, then attended Institute Le Rosey in Rolle, Switzerland and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin where she studied philosophy and liberal arts. Lucy was a loyal and lifelong Longhorn attending football and basketball games as often as possible and supporting a variety of initiatives over the years.
Lucy led an adventurous life circling the globe in pursuit of her many interests and outdoor challenge. Lucy loved the mountains and made her home in Denver and finally Aspen. She was proud to say she climbed all 52 Colorado Mountains over 14,000 feet. She knew most of the huts in the same mountains and often led ski-in sleep overs with her more daring friends at these cabins in the dead of winter. She enjoyed skiing the Colorado Rockies, Swiss Alps and Canadian Bugaboos earning multiple million feet seasons during the early years of CMH.
She loved to plan and lead expeditions trekking, paddling, and horseback riding to almost anywhere or anytime of the year. Her travels touched every continent. Lucy was fluent in three languages and enjoyed conversing with a wide variety of friends from every age, religion, and race.
Lucy piloted her own plane for years and flew extensively in her “Moonie.” Lucy was an entrepreneur, choosing to pursue business interests in real estate, ranching and investments. She founded the companies Lola Savannah Coffee and Cat Tequila/Mezcal. She wrote and produced a feature film “Donde Fue Juan Jose” and produced a musical album.
Among her joys were her Charro Ranches located in Gardner, Colorado and Dripping Springs, Texas She loved her red cows and paint horses. Lucy was at times tough as nails and witty to boot. She would hold the line very well and rarely gave up in life, her passing ends an era in which things were simple, straight forward and filled with exceptional opportunity. She gave much more than she ever took and stuck to her guns always.
Lucy donated 60 acres of land to the City of Dripping Springs for use as a non-lighted park and personal reflection or quiet area then proceeded to upgrade and improve the many trails to her standard of “done right” while working closely with the city. That park is now called The Charro Ranch Park.
She is survived by her nephews, Reed Burns , Holton Burns, His wife Maite, their three children, Malcolm, Hiram and Cawthra and a niece, Farish Burns Stevens and her two sons, Lindsey and Berenger Stevens.
Lucy will be dearly missed by her many friends and family. Donations can be made to The City of Dripping Springs for the Charro Ranch Park , The Umlauf Sculpture Gardens, Austin Texas , or the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative . Please mail donations to 4412 Spicewood Springs Rd Suite 300 Austin, Texas 78759.
Service will be held in Aspen, Colorado, Spring of 2017.
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