Phillip Paul Henke |

Phillip Paul Henke

Phillip Paul Henke, son of Cecelia Centnarowicz, was born in Chicago Illinois, the middle child of three. He met his wife Rose in Chicago in 1951 at a dance and were married soon after on January 17, 1952. They celebrated 65 years of marriage and had four children: Scott, David, Kimberly and Nancy; two grandchildren: Amber and Brandon and two great grandchildren: Allison and Christopher.

He brought his family to Aspen in 1969 to start a new life and remained in the Valley ever since. There was no job he wouldn’t tackle and no friend he wouldn’t help. He helped create many memories for long time locals at his two establishments; Little Nells in Aspen and the Relay Station in Carbondale. For his Chicago friends,the fun memories of Mothers and Shenanigans bars will always be remembered. He loved skiing, packing his horse for a ride up to Gold Hill and Sawyer Lake. In his later years he loved to go fishing with family and friends and talk about the old times and the one that got away that day. Blue Mesa was his favorite. He particularly loved a good camp out with family and friends. He was a maker of campfires and great memories. We’ll hold each gentle memory in our hearts evermore. This Colorado Cowboy now rides the high country into eternity. The good Lord said to him “ Let’s Ride My Friend!”

A viewing will be held at Farnum Holt Funeral Home, 405 W. 7th Street, Glenwood on Saturday November 18th between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. The Celebration of his life will be held at the Orchard Church, 110 Snowmass Drive, Carbondale on December 2nd 2:00 p.m. Sharing of memories are welcome. A gathering of family and friends will be held after the ceremony.

Flowers may be sent to the Orchard Church.

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