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Vail Daily obituary: Anne Bittorf Cox, 1935-2015 (1)

March 26, 2015 — 

Anne Bittorf Cox passed away Monday peacefully with her family by her side at the Kahl Home in Davenport, Iowa.She was born in Sterling, Illinois, Nov. 12, 1935, to Joseph …

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Vail Daily obituary: Diana Lee Isgrig, 1940-2015 (2)

March 23, 2015 — 

A former longtime resident of the Vail Valley, Diana Lee (Dee Dee) Isgrig, of Grand Junction, passed away Jan. 27 at St. Mary’s Hospital.A memorial service will be held at …

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Vail Daily obituary: June Hicks, 1945-2015 (3)

March 22, 2015 — 

June Rosemary Hicks was a large part of the Eagle community, working for 15 years at the Eagle City Market. She worked hard and was a strong-willed and independent woman. …

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Vail Daily obituary: John Rainey, 1941-2015 (4)

March 16, 2015 — 

John Stringer Rainey, 73, of Camden, South Carolina, died Saturday.A memorial service will be held Tuesday at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia, South Carolina, at 4 p.m. The Rev. James …

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Vail Daily obituary: Barbara Jaffee Fey, 1928-2014 (5)

March 12, 2015 — 

Barbara Fey, a pilot and designer of airline interiors, died Dec. 10 in Denver. She was 86.Barbara Florence Jaffee was born in New York City in 1928. She attended the …

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Vail Daily obituary: Marc D. DesRosiers, 1972-2015 (6)

March 10, 2015 — 

Marc David DesRosiers passed away unexpectedly near his home in Gypsum on Sunday morning. He was 42.An avid cyclist and runner, Marc’s greatest passions were his family, friends and living …

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Vail Daily obituary: Gary Leeds (7)

February 19, 2015 — 

My husband, Gary, and I were only married three months when I begged this native Californian to move to Vail with me. Being the unselfish man he was, he hesitantly …

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Ralph Frank Ward 1936-2015 (8)

February 18, 2015 — 

Ralph Frank Ward passed away Feb. 12, surrounded by his family, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Frank was born May 22, 1936, to Ralph and Mary Ward in Siloam …

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Vail Daily obituary: Arthur ‘Artie’ Saiz, 1950-2015 (9)

February 17, 2015 — 

Arthur “Artie” Saiz, of Avon, died unexpectedly on Feb. 6.The eldest of nine siblings, Arthur was born on March 8, 1950, to Tony and Geri Saiz in Santa Fe, New …

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Vail Daily obituary: Juanita Eaton, 1926-2015 (10)

February 17, 2015 — 

Juanita Eaton, 88, of Gypsum, passed away Sunday at Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale, where she had been in ill health for several months.Elsie Juanita Sixkiller was born in …

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Vail Daily obituary: Ralph Frank Ward, 1936-2015 (11)

February 16, 2015 — 

Ralph Frank Ward passed away Feb. 12, surrounded by his family, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Frank was born May 22, 1936, to Ralph and Mary Ward in Siloam …

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Vail Daily obituary: Richard L. Bollman, 1944-2015 (12)

February 16, 2015 — 

Richard Leroy Bollman died after a year-long battle with cancer on Feb. 11 in the Vail Valley Medical Center. He was 70 years old.He was born Aug. 15, 1944, in …

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Vail Daily obituary: Manuel (Manny) Bautista, 1947-2015 (13)

February 9, 2015 — 

Manuel (Manny) Bautista, age 67 years young, died suddenly on Feb. 3 while skiing in Vail. The son of the late Gil and late Consuelo Bautista, and husband of Richard …

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Vail Daily obituary: Brandy Jane Gonzales, 1976-2015 (14)

February 6, 2015 — 

Brandy Jane Gonzales passed away at University Hospital in Denver after a tough fight with cancer. She was 38 years old.Brandy was born to Pete and Mary Jane (Martinez) Gonzales …

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Vail Daily obituary: Ward Mack, 1950-2014 (15)

January 28, 2015 — 

Ward Mack lost his courageous battle with cancer on Dec. 23 with his wife of 30 years, Jane, and his beloved dog, Sadie, by his side. Ward was born and …

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Vail Daily obituary: Daniel Thomas Johnson, 1961-2015 (17)

January 15, 2015 — 

Daniel Thomas Johnson, a longtime resident of the Vail Valley, passed away on Jan. 4 in Denver. He is survived by daughter Nicole, son Jason, sisters Chiyo, Barbara and Catherine, …

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Vail Daily column: Lee Chong Hurley, 1947-2015 (18)

January 15, 2015 — 

Our dear friend Miss Lee Hurley, of Vail, went to her Father in heaven on Wednesday. Born in Korea, Lee came to America and was left to a New York …

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Vail Daily obituary: Billy James Neal (19)

January 6, 2015 — 

Billy James Neal passed away on Saturday at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Billy was born on Nov. 13, 1936, in Chickasha, Oklahoma, to Willie Ollie and Mildred …

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Vail Daily obituary: Jackie Graham Hijmans, 1948-2014 (20)

January 3, 2015 — 

Jacqueline “Jackie” Graham Hijmans, age 66, passed away at home in Edwards on Dec. 27 surrounded by her family. Jackie was born Sept. 28, 1948, in Lafayette, Indiana, to Mary …

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