Webster "Web" Atwell II, 51, died Thursday at his home in Vail. Web is survived by his father, Anthony Atwell, of Dallas; his mother, Anne F. Atwell, of Austin, Texas; his stepmother, Susan L. Atwell of Dallas; his brothers and sisters, Anthony Atwell, Jr., of Santa Fe, N.M., Christopher D. Atwell, of Austin, Texas, Peggy Herrington, of Laguna Beach, Calif., and Mimi Rodgers of Aledo, Texas; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Web grew up in Dallas, where he attended both St. Marks School of Texas and Highland Park High School. Web graduated from Highland Park High School. He then enrolled at University of Denver, where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, majored in business and construction management and graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1984. Web then moved to Vail in 1984, where he lived for the rest of his life.
In Vail, Web worked in commercial and residential construction over the years and built or renovated several homes in the Vail Valley. Web was an accomplished and avid skier. Web guided raft trips, taught skiing at Vail Mountain and pursued all of his interests intensely. He lived a full life despite medical setbacks over the years. Web loved Colorado and Vail, his close friends there and elsewhere, the mountains and the outdoors, hunting, fishing, boating, rafting and most of all skiing. He was also a fine artist and worked with both acrylics and ceramics. Web was also interested in emergency medical services and achieved a rating as an emergency assistant.
Wherever Web was, in Dallas, Denver or Vail, his personal warmth, generosity and gracious nature attracted many lasting friendships. Those friendships, along with his family, were the most important of all to him, and he cherished his many friends and the life he had with them. Web enriched others' lives, and for that he will always be loved and remembered.
A memorial service celebrating Web's life will be held at the Vail Chapel in Vail at 11 a.m. Wednesday, and a reception after the service will be at the Sonnenalp Resort in Vail. Donations in Web's memory may be made to the Vail Valley Foundation, P.O. Box 309, Vail, CO 81658, or a charity of your choice (with any acknowledgements to be sent to 3901 Turtle Creek Blvd., No. 6, Dallas, TX 75219).