Resa Anne Carp |

Resa Anne Carp

Long-time Aspenite Resa Carp passed away Valentine’s Day, Sunday Feb.14, 2016, in Muscat, Oman. Resa was 69 years old, just short of her 70th birthday.

Resa spent over 40 years in Aspen. She loved the mountains and was one of the original hires at Aspen Ski Tours, now, where she worked for 30 years and where she continued to work until her untimely death from a heart attack.

Resa loved to travel and was known, even at, an organization that has many world travelers, as someone who went on very exotic journeys. Those who worked with her and loved her enjoyed hearing the details of those trips, whether they involved the Trans-Siberian railroad, Asia, the Middle East or even more “mundane” European adventures. She visited China, Russia, Mongolia, Peru, Alaska, Turkey, Iran, Japan, Tibet, and Africa (six times). It is fitting, then, that Resa died while on one of her world odysseys this time in Muscat, Oman.

Resa was born and raised in Baltimore where she attended Milford Mill High School and received a degree in education from the University of Maryland. She was a devoted skier, who started the sport in her teens and was a member of the Baltimore Ski Club. Having vacationed in Aspen several times, she fell in love with the town and decided to make it her home. Resa arrived here in the 1970s, enjoying skiing of course, not to mention riding her horse and hiking. She was a beloved member of the Aspen Jewish Congregation where she attended services.

Resa is remembered for “telling it like it is” and being a friend to everyone, willing to listen to others, interested in their lives, and calling her best friends “da-ling”. She was greatly loved by all who were warmed by her presence.

She is survived by her brother David, nieces Julie and Michelle, and all her friends and unofficial family worldwide, at the Aspen Jewish Congregation and She will be missed by all those who loved her.

A celebration of life will be held at the Aspen Jewish Congregation on March 9 at 2:00 p.m. 0077 Meadowood Drive, Aspen CO.

One of the ways Jewish tradition encourages us to honor the memory of a friend or loved one is through tzedakah, a contribution to a worthwhile cause. If you would like to honor the memory of Resa Carp with a contribution to the Aspen Jewish Congregation, you may make an online donation, or send your donation to the office. The Carp family will be notified of your contribution.