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Vail Daily obituary: Wilma Medina, 1951-2014 (1)

July 20, 2014 — 

Wilma Medina, 63, of Pueblo, passed away Thursday in Grand Junction at St. Mary’s Hospital with family by her side. Wilma was born in Pueblo to Eloy and Martha Medina. …

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Vail Daily obituary: Timothy N. Fred, 1965-2014 (2)

July 17, 2014 — 

Timothy N. Fred, aka Bronco, was born on Mother’s Day, May 9, 1965, in Laramie, Wyoming. He left this earth on Tuesday. He lived life to the fullest with many …

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Vail Daily obituary: George Thomas “Geo” Forster, 1959-2014 (3)

July 16, 2014 — 

George “Geo” Thomas Forster, a longtime resident of Grand Junction, passed away July 6 at St. Mary’s Hospital at the age of 55. George was born on Jan. 13, 1959, …

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Vail Daily obituary: Garrett Tyler LaForce, 1988-2014 (4)

July 11, 2014 — 

Garrett Tyler LaForce, teacher at Eagle Valley High School, passed away July 5, in a car accident near Telluride. Garrett had just finished his first year as a STEM teacher …

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Vail Daily obituary: Brandon J. White, 1986-2014 (5)

July 11, 2014 — 

Brandon J. White, Dec. 6, 1986-July 7, 2014. Born in Southern California but Colorado was his home. He was bright, caring, loving and could make any situation better with his …

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Vail Daily obituary: Michael John Dooher, 1923-2014 (6)

July 9, 2014 — 

Our hero, Col. Michael Dooher, is now soaring with the eagles. He was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Mike was a fighter pilot in the RAF, joining at age 17. …

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Vail Daily obituary: Elizabeth “Lisa” McGraw Webster, 1926-2014 (7)

July 7, 2014 — 

Elizabeth “Lisa” McGraw Webster, 88, died June 28 at her home in Sun Valley, Idaho. Born in New York City to Elizabeth Murtland Woodwell and Curtis Whittlesey McGraw, Lisa was …

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Vail Daily obituary: Sandy Miller Lewarton (8)

July 5, 2014 — 

Sandy Miller Lewarton passed away June 3 after living a life filled with adventurous sports that could have been lethal. Instead, she spend much of the last year of her …

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Vail Daily obituary: Jim Jarolimek, 1926-2014 (9)

July 4, 2014 — 

They called him the Montana Hairbag, and during the 1970s, he was a fixture on the deck by the old Golden Peak Ski School office. Jim Jarolimek had spent his …

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Vail Daily obituary: Betty Jo Schmidt, 1921-2014 (10)

July 4, 2014 — 

Betty Jo Schmidt passed away on June 25. She was preceded in death by her daughter, her husband, her brother and her sister. She is survived by her son Jack …

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Vail Daily obituary: Jo Brown, 1929-2014 (11)

July 4, 2014 — 

One of Vail’s strongest heartbeats, Jo Brown, a 45-year resident of the Vail Valley, died while surrounded by her family on June 26 of lymphoma, which she battled for 10 …

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Vail Daily obituary: Sandra Joetta Davies (12)

July 2, 2014 — 

Sandra Joetta Davies, 71, peacefully passed away Thursday. She is survived by her husband, Doug Davies; her mother, Lydia M. (Velasco) Montoya; her sister, Lynda (John) Jodrie; her son, Brett …

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Vail Daily obituary: A. Jean Waddell, 1924-2014 (13)

July 2, 2014 — 

A. “Jean” Waddell, 90, of Traverse City, Michigan, passed away on Monday. Born Feb. 15, 1924, in Oil City, Pennsylvania, she married her best friend, John “Jack” Waddell, on July …

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Vail Daily obituary: Cinda Rau, 1953-2014 (14)

June 30, 2014 — 

Cinda Rau, age 60, of Scottsdale, Arizona, passed away on Thursday at her home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 31, 1953, in …

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Vail Daily obituary: Chris Frame, 1930-2014 (15)

June 26, 2014 — 

Chris Frame, longtime Vail resident from 1970 to 2003, passed away June 4 due to complications from leukemia. Frame was born Oct. 10, 1930, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She lived in …

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Vail Daily obituary: David Christopher Willis, 1987-2014 (16)

June 12, 2014 — 

David Christopher Willis died on Monday after an eight-and-a-half-year battle with leukemia. He passed away peacefully at primary Children’s Hospital with his family and friends by his side. David was …

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Vail Daily obituary: Gail Diane Prindiville, 1937-2014 (17)

June 10, 2014 — 

Gail Diane Prindiville, 77, of McKinney, Texas, was ushered to heaven by angels on May 31. She was born Feb. 11, 1937, in Yuba City, California. Gail was the daughter …

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Vail Daily obituary: Curt Chase, 1922-2014 (18)

June 9, 2014 — 

Longtime Aspenite and skiing legend Curt Chase, 91, passed away Friday at his Silverthorne home. Born Oct. 3, 1922, in Manchester, New Hampshire, he served in the 10th Mountain Division. …

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Vail Daily obituary: Julie L. Fox, 1964-2014 (19)

June 6, 2014 — 

Julie L. Fox (Antonuk), 50, went to be with the Lord on May 28 in Eagle after a courageous, 11-month battle with adrenal cortical cancer. Julie was born in Rhinelander, …

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Vail Daily obituary: Martha Veronica ‘Betty’ Garcia, 1938-2014 (20)

June 3, 2014 — 

Martha Veronica “Betty” Garcia, April 3, 1938-June 1, 2014. Martha Veronica “Betty” Garcia passed away Sunday. Betty was born April 3, 1938, in Durango. Betty loved to cook and share …

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