Nicola Carr, 57, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on July 30, 2014, at her home in Woody Creek, Colorado, after a brave battle with ovarian cancer.
She adored the mountains and all their varied activities, enjoyed her tennis, devoured Ian Rankin novels, was an avid viewer of Masterpiece Theatre, but, most of all, she loved people.
Nickie had a good word and a good thought for everybody she met — she was totally undemanding and always put the needs of others above her own. She had the fastest wit, the brightest twinkle in her eye and the most infectious and joyous laugh that captivated all who were with her. The 4 p.m. hour would always find her relishing her afternoon cup of tea.
Nickie was born in Elgin, Scotland, but moved to London in the late 1970s where she pursued a career as a Personal Assistant to a Managing Director at Shearson Loeb Rhodes. While in London she met her husband, Richard, and in the late 1980s, they moved to the East Coast of the U.S. where she established and ran a successful flower shop, Blooms of Westport.
She returned to the UK in 1993 and concentrated on raising her three much beloved children in a small village near Warwick Castle. Seven years ago the family took the huge step of emigrating to Snowmass Village and she moved finally to the home she had designed and built (she had an unerring eye for architectural form and pragmatic design) on a plateau in Woody Creek with spectacular views of the mountains she treasured. She is survived by her husband, Richard, and her three children, Melissa, Gordon and Olivia (and her faithful Golden Retrievers, Pickles and Millie), her mother, Norma, her sister, Karen, and her brother, Graeme. She is much loved.
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Her funeral will be held on Monday, August 4, 2014, at 4 p.m. at the Christ Episcopal Church in Aspen with a reception to follow. All her friends are welcome. In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to the wonderful Oncology Department at Aspen Valley Hospital.
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