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Attorney John P. Van Ness

September 15, 2019

John P. Van Ness, 79, passed away peacefully in Parker, CO, on Friday, Sept. 6. He formally lived in Aspen, Woody Creek and Carbondale. He was a defense attorney in the Roaring Fork Valley for...


Robert ‘Bobby’ Sharpe

September 4, 2019

On August 28th, Robert “Bobby” Sharpe passed away after a heroic, 4.5-year battle with terminal brain cancer. He died peacefully in his home in Snowmass Village, Colorado surrounded by his family. He is survived by...


Teraha Ann Mattorano

September 3, 2019

Teraha Ann Mattorano was born in Carbondale, CO. She graduated from Roaring Fork High School in 1995 and then earned an Associate in Arts degree at Colorado Mountain College in 1998. Teraha also spent time...


Sylvia Caras

September 3, 2019

Sylvia Victoria Caras died August 28 in Aspen from a rapidly progressive cancer. She leaves a mother, a brother, and many, many friends. Donations to Valley View Foundation, PO Box 1970, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602,...


Steve Hilbert

August 30, 2019

Steven Paul Hilbert, formerly of Aspen, passed away unexpectedly on January 24, 2019, at his home in Kekaha, Kauai, Hawaii. He was 64. Born on May 2, 1954 in Southern California, Steve grew up close...


Robert M. Sharpe

August 30, 2019

Robert M. Sharpe, Snowmass Village, CO; Husband of Deborah Newman Sharpe; Father of Sarah (Fiancée Robert Muegford) Weireter, Jennifer (Charlie) Ridley & Jeremy (Alexis) Sharpe; Son of Rose Jean Sharpe and the late Carl Goodman...


James Douglas Arnold

August 24, 2019

Jamie was the youngest of three kids, and grew up in Lakewood, Colorado with a love of the mountains, hiking, skiing, camping, and outdoor adventures. Jamie moved to Aspen in 1968, to ski and work...


Phil Desmond

August 21, 2019

Please join us for a Celebration of Life Phil Desmond – 1922-2018 Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 11:00 am Aspen Community Church 200 E. Bleeker St. Aspen, Colorado 81611


Steve Hilbert

August 18, 2019

Steven Paul Hilbert, formerly of Aspen, passed away unexpectedly on January 24, 2019, at his home in Kekaha, Kauai, Hawaii. He was 64. Born on May 2, 1954 in Southern California, Steve grew up close...


Robert LeBuhn

August 14, 2019

Robert LeBuhn, 87, of Snowmass Village, Colorado, and Murray Hill, New Jersey, died August 9, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. He was born on May 2, 1932 in Davenport, Iowa, a son of Richard Carl LeBuhn...


Leslie Vought Kuenne

August 13, 2019

Leslie Vought Kuenne, 58, an Aspen native, died at her Princeton NJ home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Wife of Christopher, mother of Olivia (deceased), Peter, William & Matthew....


The Honorable Linda Jane Shoff McCausland

August 7, 2019

After a difficult battle with cancer, long time Aspenite Linda McCausland passed away on June 20th in the comfort and loving arms of her beloved companion and soul mate Peter Nicklin. Linda was born in...


Karl Zeisler

August 6, 2019

Karl Zeisler, 88, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, June 21, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Born in Chicago in 1931 to Dr. Martin Zeisler and Mary (Davis) Zeisler. A long time resident of Chicago,...


Robert Bryan Durkin

August 5, 2019

Robert “Bob” Durkin (65) Grand Junction, CO. passed away suddenly July 24, 2019. In his younger years Bob was a ski instructor at Aspen Highlands, competed in freestyle skiing, and rode bulls in local rodeos....


J. Ronald Blevins

August 3, 2019

Celebration of Life Maroon Creek Club Aspen, CO August 12, 2019, 4:30 p.m.


Karin Christine Speck

August 1, 2019

Karin Christine Speck (nee Schar) passed away in her home from a pulmonary embolism and will be missed very much. She was 82. She was a proud Aspen resident for 45 years! Karin was born...


Simon ‘Sy’ Peter Kelly

July 29, 2019

Simon Peter Kelly passed away surrounded by family on the morning of July 16, 2019. Hours before he mentioned his girl was waiting for him and he wasn’t scared. He was 89 years young and...


Janet Garwood

July 28, 2019

Janet Garwood, whose love of the arts and strong business sense benefitted Aspen and Snowmass Village for more than 30 years, will be honored this week at a memorial service. Garwood died Jan. 30 in...


Carol Lou (James) Foote

July 28, 2019

Carol Lou (James) Foote, 79, passed away July 21, 2019 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, surrounded by family. She was born February 7, 1940 in Hazelton, Kansas, to Arthur Lavelle James and Hazel Edna (Leatherman) James....


Barbara Allen 1936 — 2019

July 25, 2019

Aspen has lost another seminal personage from its previous generation. On May 31, 2019, Barbara Allen, longtime local, passed away unexpectedly. All agreed it was the way she would have wanted it. Her closest friends...