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Vail Daily obituary: Kenneth O. Friedman, 1957-2017

January 6, 2017 — It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to longtime Vail Valley local Kenneth Friedman, known as Kenny to his thousands of friends. Kenny lost his battle with cancer on Jan. 4, 2017. Kenny was the beloved son of Evan and Susan O. Friedman, […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Kenneth O. Friedman, 1957-2017

January 6, 2017 — It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to longtime Vail Valley local Kenneth Friedman, known as Kenny to his thousands of friends. Kenny lost his battle with cancer on Jan. 4, 2017. Kenny was the beloved son of Evan and Susan O. Friedman […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Jack R. Crosby, 1926-2016

January 4, 2017 — Jack R. Crosby passed away peacefully on Dec. 30, 2016, at the Arbor at Westminster in Austin, Texas. He was surrounded by his family, and was visited in his final days by loyal friends from decades of entrepreneurship and civic involvement. He inspired legions through […]

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David ‘Dave’ Andrew Nelson 1960-2016

January 3, 2017 — Dave Nelson, 56, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood after an apparent heart attack. He was an avid outdoorsman, a skilled fisherman, an expert skier, natural horseman and a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Nanci Richardson, 1948-2016

December 27, 2016 — Nanci moved to the Vail Valley over 40 years ago and passed peacefully on Dec. 20. Nanci will be most remembered for her vibrant smile, sparkling personality and seemingly endless energy. Nanci had a heart of gold, a never-ending strength, a generous and thoughtful personality […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Zoanne Lee Smith Terry, 1961-2016

December 22, 2016 — Zoanne Lee Smith Terry was born to Dr. Ronald and Luanne Smith on Feb. 15, 1961, in Pueblo, Colorado. She was raised in Applewood, Colorado, where her parents moved in 1965. She attended Maple Grove and Tanglewood Elementary Schools, Manning Jr. High and Wheat Ridge […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Zoanne Lee Smith Terry, 1961-2016

December 22, 2016 — Zoanne Lee Smith Terry was born to Dr. Ronald and Luanne Smith on Feb. 15, 1961, in Pueblo, Colorado. She was raised in Applewood, Colorado, where her parents moved in 1965. She attended Maple Grove and Tanglewood Elementary Schools, Manning Jr. High and Wheat Ridge […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Dick Pownall

December 22, 2016 — Dick Pownall passed away on Dec. 6, 2016. His passing was peaceful, fitting for the man he was; humble and gentle. Dick had a lifelong affair with gravity. As a child in Iowa, he climbed trees and windmills, which evolved into mountains when Dick got […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Aggie Givren, 1937-2016

December 18, 2016 — On Dec. 9, 2016, our beloved mother, Aggie Givren, passed away with her son Mark by her side. In many ways, Aggie’s life was that of an innocent, romantic dreamer. For much of her life she split her time between Harwichport, Massachusetts, and Vail. At […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Juan Mondragon, 1930-2016

December 2, 2016 — Juan A. Mondragon (AKA Apache) of upper Ojito and a former resident of Red Cliff passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the age of 86. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfredo Mondragon and Eliseria Chacon; two brothers, Jose A. Mondragon […]

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Jean Achille Marcellot

December 1, 2016 — Dr. Jean (John) Marcellot passed away at Vail Valley Medical Center Nov. 10, 2016, from cardiac and pulmonary disease. He graduated from Lyon Medical School in France, and was in the French Army Medical Corp. in the Algerian War. He was wounded in combat. John […]

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Alan Hassman, 1939 – 2016

November 30, 2016 — Alan Hassman, 77, of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, and Big Sky, Montana, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, at the Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Born Nov. 2, 1939 in Hew Hampton, Iowa, he was the son of the late Elmer and Ina (Zierath) […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Douglass Cady Cogswell, 1945-2016

November 26, 2016 — Douglass Cady Cogswell died peacefully after a 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease on Nov. 20, 2016, in Colorado Springs. He was born October 9, 1945, at Mare Island Naval Base, Vallejo, California, to the late Dr. Walter Ferris Cogswell and Heather McLeod Cogswell. He is […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Bernice Busse White, 1924-2016

November 21, 2016 — Bernice B. White passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at her bedside in Dallas on Oct. 6, at the age of 92. She was born in Brenham, Texas, to Herman and Hannah Busse ( Quebe ). She graduated from Brenham High School in […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Hans Weibel

November 18, 2016 — Hans Weibel passed away on Nov. 15, 2016, at his home. Services are pending at this time. Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.

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Vail Daily obituary: Phillip Roger Bartoe, 1941-2016

November 16, 2016 — Phillip Roger Bartoe, of Edwards, passed away Oct. 23 at home after a long battle with cancer. He was born July 27, 1941, in Nelsonville, Ohio. He is preceded in death by his parents, Maxwell and Frieda (Hicks) Bartoe and a sister, Billy Shuck of […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Diane Braatz, 1959-2016

November 16, 2016 — Diane Braatz, 57, passed away on Nov. 12 from complications of diabetes. She was the wife of Kerry Braatz and they shared 35 years of marriage. Diane was born in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of Parker and Nellie Schmitz, of Allison, Iowa. She graduated from […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Patricia Erin Coffey, 1946-2016

November 16, 2016 — Pat ended her 41-year fight against metastatic cancer on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. She passed at home under hospice care, attended by Bryan, her husband of 48 years, and sisters Jeanne Keenan and Elaine Stinchfield. She had suffered greatly and is now at peace. Pat […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Jean Achille Marcellot, 1927-2016

November 16, 2016 — Dr. Jean ( John) Marcellot passed away at Vail Valley Medical Center on Nov. 10 from cardiac and pulmonary disease. He graduated from Lyon Medical School in France, and was in the French Army Medical Corps in the Algerian War. He was wounded in combat. […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Jane M. Leader

November 14, 2016 — Leader, Jane M., nee Mary Jane Moody, age 82, of Westlake, Ohio, born in Dallas, Texas, deceased Nov. 13. She is preceded in death by her son James R. Leader; daughter, Pamela S. Leader; and husband, Charles R. Leader, Jr. She is survived by her […]

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