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Vail Daily column: John Gregory, 1953-2016 (1)

February 11, 2016 — 

John Gregory, born May 23, 1953, died Feb. 5.Twenty years ago, John found the Back Bowls of Vail and fell in love. He came over for the Christmas week every …

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Vail Daily obituary: James Hockett Stephens (2)

February 10, 2016 — 

James Hockett Stephens died on Jan. 31.Stephens is survived by his wife, Jean Gates Stephens; daughters, Cindy Webb, Deborah Burford and Lynn Laramore; brother, William A. Stephens; grandchildren, Jacob, Christopher …

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Vail Daily obituary: Roseline Ransom, 1945-2016 (3)

February 10, 2016 — 

Roseline Ransom, 70, of Gypsum, passed away on Jan 30 at Larchwood Inns.She was born on July 13, 1945, to Epifano and Mary Garcia in Taos, New Mexico. Roseline was …

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Vail Daily obituary: Joyce Gedelman-Viers, 1948-2016 (4)

February 9, 2016 — 

Joyce Gedelman-Viers was born on Jan. 1, 1948, and quietly slipped away at home on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, (which Joyce would have found humorous) after a long-fought battle with …

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Vail Daily obituary: Peter Looms, 1927-2016 (5)

February 4, 2016 — 

Peter Looms, of Taos, New Mexico, formerly of Vail and Denver, passed away on Jan. 3 after a brief illness. He was 88.Born in Denver to Laura Doub Looms and …

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Vail Daily obituary: James Hockett Stephens (6)

February 3, 2016 — 

James Hockett Stephens died on Saturday. Survived by his wife, Jean Gates Stephens; daughters, Cindy Webb, Deborah Burford and Lynn Laramore; brother, William A. Stephens; grandchildren, Jacob, Christopher and Travis …

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Vail Daily obituary: Roseline Ransom, 1945-2016 (7)

February 2, 2016 — 

Roseline Ransom, 70, of Gypsum, passed away on Saturday at Larchwood Inns.She was born on July 13, 1945, to Epifano and Mary Garcia in Taos, New Mexico. Roseline was a …

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Vail Daily obituary: Alexander Dean Parsons, 1968-2016 (8)

February 1, 2016 — 

After experiencing a tragic fall, Alexander Dean Parsons, 47, passed away peacefully on Jan. 24. He was surrounded by family and friends.Born to proud parents Edwin and Elisabeth, Alex began …

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Vail Daily letter: Theodore ‘Ted’ C. Despos (9)

January 29, 2016 — 

Theodore “Ted” C. Despos, 74, passed away Wednesday at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.Born in Fort Wayne, Ted graduated from South Side High School and attended Indiana …

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Vail Daily obituary: Robert M. Galvin, 1964-2016 (10)

January 14, 2016 — 

Robert M. Galvin, 51, died peacefully on Wednesday at home in Mountain Star, surrounded by family and friends after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He left this world as …

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Vail Daily column: Diana Williamson, 1922-2015 (11)

January 11, 2016 — 

Diana Williamson, 93, of Dallas, passed away Dec. 23. Diana was born on May 17, 1922, to Arthur and Emma Alice Gordon in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She graduated from Barnard …

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Vail Daily obituary: Philipp Douglas Hoyos, 1964-2016 (12)

January 5, 2016 — 

Philipp Douglas Hoyos, 51, of Edwards, born in New York City on Feb. 24, 1964, passed away at his home on Saturday.He is survived by his beloved children, Alexa and …

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Vail Daily column: An affluenza defense? (13)

January 5, 2016 — 

OK, admittedly, I don’t know all the details. Nonetheless, what follows has my undies in a bunch. In part, because this sort of silliness — sort of like the O.J. …

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Vail Daily obituary: Rose Horn, 1930-2015 (14)

December 17, 2015 — 

Rose Horn, 84, passed away peacefully in her home on the family ranch in McCoy.Rose was born in Arvada on Dec. 20, 1930, to Otto and Bertha (Olson) Ramstetter.She grew …

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Vail Daily obituary: Duane ‘Duke’ Fehringer, 1945-2015 (15)

December 13, 2015 — 

Duane “Duke” Fehringer, 70, of Avon since 1989, passed away Dec. 1 in Houston.He was born on April 15, 1945, in Humphrey, Nebraska, to Andrew and Rose Fehringer. He married …

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Vail Daily obituary: Alice May Koonce, 1920-2015 (16)

December 12, 2015 — 

Alice May Koonce, 95, died at home in Grand Junction on Nov. 27.She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Winston Koonce; her oldest son, Harold (Hal) Winston Koonce …

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Vail Daily column: Cordelia Doveri, 1934-2015 (17)

December 9, 2015 — 

Cordelia Doveri was called home to eternal rest on Friday. She was surrounded by her family when she peacefully passed away at her daughter Annette Anderson’s home in Edwards.Cordy was …

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Vail Daily obituary: Billy Parker, 1953-2015 (18)

November 30, 2015 — 

Billy Parker, 62, died Nov. 12 at his home in Grand Junction.Billy loved playing his guitar and singing country-Western music at numerous locations while he was living in the Vail …

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Vail Daily obituary: Tom Pitcher (19)

November 24, 2015 — 

Tom Pitcher died Nov. 14, a bright sunny day in Colorado, the kind of day that was good for flying, hiking, fishing and skiing, all of which he loved to …

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Vail Daily obituary: Carol Higgins Knight, 1957-2015 (20)

November 23, 2015 — 

Known to her many friends in this area as Carol Anderson, she passed away unexpectedly at her home in Boulder on Oct. 15. She was born March 24, 1957, in …

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