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    Jane Gillespie Leddy

    Jane Gillespie Leddy passed away peacefully on August 12, 2019 at Heritage Park Nursing Home in Carbondale, Colorado after 95 years of an amazing life. She was Born in San Francisco May 21, 1924, but was never a city girl, joining the Sierra Club at an early age and learning to ride horses. She attended Stanford University beginning in 1942, but interrupted her studies to join the Navy Waves in 1944. At the end of WWII she returned to Stanford where she met John Thomas Leddy, and they married shortly after her graduation. They moved to Eureka, California, where John practiced law, and they had two children. Their stay was…

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    Attorney John P. Van Ness

    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 over 40 years. John was the oldest son of Helen and Paul Van Ness, born in Newark, NJ, the tenth generation of Dutch immigrants. He graduated from Montclair College High School, Yale University, and New York University Law School. He was a world-class duplicate bridge player having won dozens of tournaments around the country, including the 1976 American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) NABC Amateur Pairs. He was an ACBL Diamond Life Master and Certified Bridge…

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    Robert ‘Bobby’ Sharpe

    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 his 101-year-old mother, Rose Jean Sharpe; his wife, Deborah; three children: Sarah, Jennifer, and Jeremy; their spouses: Robert Mugford (Fiancé), Charles Ridley, and Alexis Sharpe; and his sisters, Vicki Bacal, Linda Sharpe, Margie Hayes, and Deborah Sharpe. Bobby also leaves behind two grandsons: William and James Ridley. Born and raised in Minnesota, Bobby’s incredible career took him to the movie business in Los Angeles and the garment industry in Minnesota before being drawn to Tucson,…

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    Sylvia Caras

    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, 970.384.6620 or Cancer Research Institute, National Headquarters, 29 Broadway, Floor 4, New York, NY 10006-3111, 800-992-2623

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    Teraha Ann Mattorano

    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 in Rifle and New Castle before returning to Carbondale, where she worked as a Home Care Professional and had recently completed a Certified Nursing Assistant program. Her interests included photography, art, travel, music, the outdoors, and spending time with her extensive family. Teraha is survived by her daughter, Beverly Patton, and her parents, Tamar and Pete Mattorano of Carbondale, CO. She also had several devoted aunts, uncles, cousins, stepchildren and other relatives. In addition, Teraha…

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    Robert M. Sharpe

    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 Sharpe; Brother of Vicki (Herb) Bacal, Linda Gail Sharpe, Marjorie Sharpe Hayes & Deborah Sue Sharpe; Grandfather of William Robert Ridley & James Newman Ridley. Service, Friday, August 30th, 11:00am at the Chabad Jewish Community Center followed by burial on Cemetery Lane. Contributions to National Brain Tumor Society Via www.braintumor.org or check mailed to 55 Chapel Street, Suite 200, Newton, MA, 02458. Donors can enter Bobby’s name as a memorial recipient or via the memo…

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    James Douglas Arnold

    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 as a carpenter. He met the love of his life, Debbie, while building a horse barn in Old Snowmass in 1975, and they married in 1977. They have been married for over 42 years. He enjoyed ski racing for a few years, and later began ski mountaineering and going on hut trips, and coaching kids in ski racing. There are many stories of him skiing Mount Sopris, Mount Hayden, and others, long before AT gear…

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    Phil Desmond

    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

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    Leslie Vought Kuenne

    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. Daughter of Barbara Vought Harbach and Peter Vought, sister of Victoria. McCarter Theatre Center board president, community leader, artist, gardener, true friend. Her memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 17 at 4 pm at Trinity Church, Princeton.

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    Steve Hilbert

    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 to the water and loved to fish. He received his captain’s license as a young man and ran charter fishing trips out of Dana Point, CA before moving to Aspen in 1981. Known by nicknames “Hilby” and “Stevie Hi,” he was a familiar face behind the bar at the Motherlode and Smuggler Land Office restaurants in Aspen and at El Jebowl. He loved to golf, waterski, fish, play softball; he loved going to Lake Powell…

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    Robert LeBuhn

    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 and Mable (Blom) LeBuhn. He attended Davenport public schools, received a BS degree from Northwestern University in 1954, and went on to earn a MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1958. In 1954 Mr. LeBuhn married Jo-Ann Fitzsimmons, who died in 1991, and in 1995 he married Elaine Lindley Woody. Following his graduation from Northwestern, Mr. LeBuhn served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. After Wharton he began his long business…

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    The Honorable Linda Jane Shoff McCausland

    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 Los Angeles, California to Leonard and Mary Shoff, early California residential real estate developers. After graduating from UCLA, Linda taught kindergarten for several years before joining her mother in the commercial real estate investment business in Santa Monica and West Los Angeles. Linda resided in Santa Monica until she relocated to Aspen, Colorado in the early 1970s. Always an active participant in the political process, Linda spent six years splitting her time between Aspen and…

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    Karl Zeisler

    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, IL, Aspen, CO, Portland, OR, LaJolla, CA, among others. He was preceded in death, in December 2018, by his loving and faithful wife Joan (Crane) Zeisler, who he married in 1954 in Wilmette, Illinois. Karl is survived by his only daughter Karen; Godchildren: Scott (Anne) Frerichs, Kathy (David Beal) Frerichs, Great Godchildren: Zimmie and Porter Frerichs, his dear friend George Frerichs, almost daughter Jane Senkpiel as well as God Grandchildren: Brittany (Travis) Denny, April (Martin)…

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    Karin Christine Speck

    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 in Zurich, Switzerland, and grew up in St. Gallen by the Bodensee (Lake Constance), which borders Switzerland, Austria and Germany. She went to Handelsschule (the business track) for high school. She spoke fluent Swiss German, German, English and French plus conversational Italian and Spanish. She moved to New York City in 1956 to work for National Cash Register. In 1957, she married Donald Jay Speck, whom she had met a couple years before, while he…

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    Robert Bryan Durkin

    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. He still loved skiing, golf, water skiing and bike rides, but what he loved most was helping other people of all ages. In 2013 he reunited with the Williams family after 30 years, and married his lifelong sweetheart, Julee. Bob lived each day to the fullest, never taking a day for granted. His generosity and ever present smile was evident to all. He gave back by doing service for others, such as volunteering with the…

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    Simon ‘Sy’ Peter Kelly

    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 kept a room laughing through his last days. He was born and raised in Chicago where he met, pursued and married his wife of 53 years Nora Kelly. Very shortly after they loaded up their belongings and moved to Colorado where they would raise their three sons. In 1967 they moved their family to Aspen where Simon’s entrepreneur spirit blossomed through multiple business ventures which he would love to tell you about. He will be…

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    Barbara Allen 1936 — 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 expressed disbelief and sadness at the blank space left by her departure. Her life was an important addition to the story of Aspen. She was a very private woman, who friends alternatively describe as endearing, generous, irascible, deeply sensitive, spiritual, adoring of children, an intellectual, and a lover of the arts. Barbara Allen was born on April 3, 1936, in Denver, where she grew up. As a young adult, she embarked on a course that…

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    Janet Garwood

    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 Florida and will be honored Saturday at a service in Aspen. Garwood, who at one time was the business manager for The Aspen Times, also helped get the conference center in Snowmass, the Red Brick Arts Center in Aspen and the Living Arts Foundation established, among a variety of other jobs and efforts. All this when she was near her “retirement age.” In 1984, she left her ancestral roots on the East Coast and drove…

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    Carol Lou (James) Foote

    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. Carol had two younger siblings, Judith Lynn James and Stephen Richard James. Carol was married to Norman Eugene Foote on April 21, 1961 in Grand Junction, Colorado. To this union were born three children, Mary Coleen (Michael) Wayne, Brian James Foote and Stephen Wayne (Shannon) Foote. Norman and Carol spent most of their lives in the Roaring Fork Valley before moving to Colorado Springs. While in Aspen, Carol worked for 34 years at the Pitkin…

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    Tyler Joseph Mitchell March 25, 1995 — July 15, 2019

    On July 15, 2019, Tyler Joseph Mitchell, 24, left this world. He was the beloved son of Heidi and Joe, brother of Jake, wife of Veronica and grandson of Bob Braudis. Tyler grew up in the Roaring Fork Valley and loved spending time with his family and friends snowboarding, wakeboarding, dirt biking and camping. He and his family especially loved Rabbit Valley and some of Tyler’s ashes will be scattered there. Tyler was sensitive, intelligent and creative. He grew to be a skilled carpenter and was so strong and such a hard worker. He leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter, wit and a fierce effort to overcome his troubles.…

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    John Thomas Kelly

    John Thomas Kelly, 74, of Aspen died peacefully July 17 at Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale. John was born July 18, 1944 in Topeka, Kan. to George J.M. and Harriet Howe Kelly. He grew up in Denver and developed a love of Aspen during family trips to the area. John graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder and earned his law degree at the University of Denver. John’s passion for skiing, fishing and the Aspen area brought him back to the Roaring Fork Valley where he practiced law for more than four decades. He was a proud member of the Aspen Elks Lodge #224. He is survived by sons Sean…

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    Edward John Daniel

    Edward J. “Eddie” Daniel III passed away March 16, 2018 at his home in Largo, Florida. He was born on July 30, 1948 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Edward J. Daniel Jr. and Ruth (Graham) Daniel. They moved to Grand Lake when Eddie was eleven. He graduated from Tech High School in St. Cloud in 1966 gathering many friends along the way whom he remained close to throughout his life. After serving in the military Eddie spent several years in California before settling in Aspen, Colorado with Christa Luckemeyer, owning a jewelry store together and ultimately raising three daughters from Eddie’s previous marriage. Eddie was a proud member of the…

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    TO MY SON …

    John, it’s been one year today since you left us after a heroic act to try and save the life of someone else. You gave yours without a hesitation. I am so proud of you for that but the moments of grief and loss are still as countess as the stars. We are trying to “carry on” as it goes with one of your favorite sayings, but it’s been almost impossible. Your absence in our lives echoes endlessly which nothing will ever fill. You know that we love you and I trust, because of your selfless act, you are resting in the arms of our Lord. Love and prayers forever,…

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    John T. Kelly

    John T. Kelly, 74, of Aspen passed away on July 17, 2018. John is survived by his sons Sean and Ben Kelly and 3 siblings. He was preceded in death by his wife Doris Peterson. Memorial Services will be announced at a later date. A full obituary will follow. Services are entrusted to Farnum Holt Funeral Home of Glenwood Springs.

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    Marilyn Cook

    Marilyn Cook was born on December 4, 1940, and passed away peacefully on June 30, 2019, after a three-year battle with cancer. Those closest to her knew her by her Native American name ‘Sleeps With Dogs’ due to her love of her dogs and her job as a dog sitter. Marilyn was born and raised in Rockford, Il but was a resident of the Roaring Fork Valley since 1987 and was a book keeper for a few local construction companies throughout our valley. Marilyn was deeply loved by her 3 children, Ray, Julie and Steve, her granddaughter, Tia Cook, her nephew, John Wyman and many other friends and family members,…

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    Wayne R. Pecjak

    A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 20th, at 1 p.m. at Coby and Mindy Sextons’, 711 Owens Drive, Silt, Co. Please join us in sharing our memories of Wayne. We will be providing lunch.

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    Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Kinney

    On Sunday, June 16th, 2019, Roberta “Bobbie” Lynn Kinney (Goodhard) passed away at the age of 57, in her home of Aurora, Colorado. Bobbie was born the youngest of five in Aspen, Colorado to a loving family on October 17th, 1961. She was always in good company with her family and friends, as she recalled these memories throughout her life with the warmest affections. She attended college at Regis University in Denver to study business where she met Tim Kinney. They inevitably bonded to create a beautiful family together over the years, relocating to Southwestern Michigan. During this time in Michigan, a time which Bobbie referred to as the best…

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    Joan Darrow

    Joan Darrow of NYC died peacefully on July 2nd, 2019 after a difficult struggle with esophageal cancer. Born Nov. 24th, 1929 in Montreal, Canada, Joan was a Singer, and Image Consultant. She lived in Aspen, Colorado in the 1980s. Joan graduated from NYU and later received her M.A. in Divinity from Nyack College. She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Rubin, her daughter Heidi Maurer and her husband Jeff, her granddaughter Melissa, her grandson Christopher and his wife Kristen, and two great grandchildren. Services will be held at The United Nations Chapel at 777 First Avenue at 44th St. at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019.

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    Mary Emily Symes Anderson

    Mary Emily Symes Anderson quietly passed away on July 3, at her Woody Creek home surrounded by her children. She was one month shy of turning 97. She had a long and full life. Mary’s mother, Esther, traveled from their home in Cuba, to Andersonville, Indiana, where Mary was born on August 3, 1922. Mary spent her childhood in Cuba and Florida, and graduated from Emerson high school in Gary, Indiana. She worked at the steel mills during World War II, and after graduating from Sweet Briar College, went to work at the American Embassy in Rio de Janeiro. In the early days of commercial air flight, Mary became a…

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    Mark Whitney Kisker

    Mark W. Kisker, 58, of Carbondale died peacefully on June 15, 2019 surrounded by family and friends. He is survived by his mother, Ellen and two siblings, Steve (wife Nina and children Willa and Colten) and Beth (children Graham and Whitney). Mark will be remembered for his love of fly-fishing. There will be a celebration of life on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 2 p.m. on the Satank Bridge in Carbondale.

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    Timothy Leonard Hoffman

    Timothy Hoffman was born on July 4, 1937, in Estherville, Iowa to Dr. Leonard Frances and Rita Hoffman. Tim passed away on June 21, 2019. Tim owned and operated Hoffman Electric in the RFV for over 40 years. He enjoyed old cars, snowmobiling, boating, camping, and riding his jet skis. Tim is remembered with love by: siblings Reggie, Jacqueline, LaNora; children, Michael (Joan Brady), Scotty, Cody; Greg (Linda Prinz), Connor; Holly (Todd Gressett), Dylan, Julia; Tracie (Todd Skoglund), Ryan McFarlin, Taylor, Erika. A private celebration of Tim’s life will be held at a later date.

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    Christopher James Schumacher

    It is with great sadness that we pass on the news that life-long local Christopher James Schumacher, Age 30, passed away June 15th in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a kind, gentle, & loving son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew, & friend to so many. … We find tremendous comfort in knowing that he is at peace after his long struggle with alcoholism. Chris was proud to be an Aspen Native. He attended Aspen Country Day School, Colorado Rocky Mountain School, and his sense of adventure led him to further studies at the University of Montana and the University of Utah. He was a stand-out athlete who excelled in soccer,…

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    Patricia Ann Davis

    Patricia Ann Davis, 79, of Austin, Texas, passed away on June 19, 2019 at her summer home in Aspen, Colorado. Pat was born in Lamb County, Texas, to Otha and Hettie Dent on May 6, 1940. She attended High School in Austin, Texas, and college at Abilene Christian College where she received her Bachelor of Science in biology. She met her husband Don Davis at Abilene and they married on May 27, 1959. Following school she worked as a laboratory researcher working with the first primates to be sent into orbit. She has two children, Dana Bushong and Derek Davis, of Austin, Texas. She was a lifetime member of the…

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    Susan McEvoy Strong

    Susan McEvoy Strong passed peacefully June 12, 2019, at age 60. As she lived every day, Susan squeezed every moment out of life that she could, outliving a terminal cancer diagnosis almost two years prior and continuing her adventures in the mountains of Colorado and Nepal until the very end. Born at Fort Rucker, Alabama, on September 3, 1958, Susan spent the majority of her childhood in North Easton, Massachusetts. She moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 1979 and held a deep fascination and intimate relationship with the mountain communities of Redstone and Marble. In 1993 she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, from the University…

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    Howard L. Stoner

    A beloved member of the Aspen and Snowmass Village community, Howard L. Stoner, age 69 of Port Orange, Florida, passed away Sunday, June the 2nd. Howard was born June 12, 1949 in Springfield, MA to his loving parents Edward and Rose Stoner. Howard moved to the Roaring Fork Valley around 1976. He left the area 10 years ago due to health issues. He worked at the Pokolodi Lodge and Stay Aspen Snowmass for many years. An active member of the community, he played on a local softball league, worked in theater, a participant and sponsor to many in the local AA community and was a member of the Aspen Elks…

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    John Bales Clark

    John Bales Clark passed away peacefully at his ranch in Old Snowmass, Colorado, with his family at his side. John practiced law for many years, holding State Bar licenses in New York, California and Colorado. He owned several Aspen area businesses, served terms as Chairman of the Snowmass Capitol Creek Caucus and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Colorado Rocky Mountain School. John was loved by many and admired for his intelligence, wit, humor and honesty. For those who loved him, he was larger than life and will be dearly missed. John was born in Great Bend, Kansas, August 2, 1936 to Ruth and Dwight Clark. John moved…

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    Sharon Kahn

    Sharon Kahn, a long-time local, died on June 9th at age 77 due to complications related to Alzheimer’s. Sharon moved to Aspen in 1968, after losing her first husband, Air Force test pilot Kenneth Funk to a plane crash due to a malfunction with his plane. In Aspen, Sharon fell in love with the beauty of the mountains and the free spirited and progressive community of the era, and eventually met her second husband, Martin Kahn, in the singles chair line on Aspen mountain, the mountain which she skied religiously until her mid-seventies. Sharon and Marty raised their only son, Ian, in Aspen. Sharon was a truly talented interior designer…

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    Ronald Wesley Rouse

    Ronald Wesley Rouse of Carbondale, CO., passed away peacefully on January 10, 2019, surrounded by loving family. Ron was born on January 21, 1948, in Los Angeles, CA., the middle child of David and Barbara Rouse. Ron spent his youth participating in sports and working at his father’s gas station. He earned a basketball scholarship to the University of California Santa Barbara, and when he graduated in 1970, he held the school record for most games played. He graduated from UCLA law school in 1973 and began a 38 year law career with Luce Forward in San Diego. He was often tapped for leadership roles in the community and served…