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Vail obituary: Joyce A. McLean McCarthy, Jan 20, 1936, to May 1, 2017

May 8, 2017 — Joyce McCarthy's college yearbook summed her up the best: Tall girl with a short bob. Lover of the great outdoors. Favorite saying, "Let's get the show on the road." Born Jan. 20, 1936 in Medford, Massachusetts, Joyce McLean grew up across the street from the […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Don Bissett, July 26, 1953, to April 21, 2017

May 4, 2017 — It is with great sadness that we share the news of Don Bissett's passing on April 21, 2017. He died unexpectedly while vacationing in Mexico with family and friends. Don grew up in Kenedy, Texas, attended Southern Seminary in Kentucky, and lived in Texas and […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Don Bissett, July 26, 1953, to April 21, 2017

May 4, 2017 — It is with great sadness that we share the news of Don Bissett's passing on April 21, 2017. He died unexpectedly while vacationing in Mexico with family and friends. Don grew up in Kenedy, Texas, attended Southern Seminary in Kentucky, and lived in Texas and […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Alberto Linares

May 3, 2017 — Alberto Linares, fallecio pacificamente el 28 de Abril de 2017 despues de una valiente lucha contra el cancer. Nacio en Puebla, Mexico. El y su familia se trasladaron al valle de Vail en 1994. El trabajo por 15 anos en la ciudad de Avon. De […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Susan Carole Bloomer Kanne, Oct. 15, 1958 to April 16, 2017

May 1, 2017 — Susan Carole Bloomer Kanne, 58, of Gypsum, died April 16, in Grand Junction from a glioblastoma. She passed peacefully with her husband, sister and brother nearby. Susan was a professor of nursing at Colorado Mountain College and a registered nurse at the Vail Valley Surgery […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Peter D. Behrendt, Nov. 27, 1938 to April 26, 2017

May 1, 2017 — Renowned for his wit, warmth and wisdom, Peter D. Behrendt passed away April 26, at the age of 78. Born in Berlin, Germany, Nov. 27, 1938, to Gerda Keller Behrendt and Martin Behrendt, Peter spent most of the first five years of his life hiding […]

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Vail Daily Obituary: Karri Lee Willemssen

April 28, 2017 — Vibrant. Caring. Chatty. Those who knew Karri knew her as all of these things — and more. Born in Hartsville, South Carolina, Karri lived briefly in Colorado and Japan before spending most of her childhood in the San Diego suburb of Rancho Bernardo, California. She […]

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Travis Jerome Speck1992 – 2017

April 28, 2017 — Travis Jerome Speck "TJ", age 24, passed away Wednesday April 12, 2017 in Gunnison, Colorado. Travis was born on July 9, 1992 in Vail. He went to school in Eagle and Montrose and graduated from Montrose High School in 2010. He attended Western State Colorado […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Ingrid Rittner

April 16, 2017 — It is with sadness that the family of Ingrid Rittner announce her passing on April 7. She was at home with her son by her side. Ingrid was born in Brandenburg on the Havel in Germany to an extended family. After surviving World War II […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Megan Elise Dickie, 1981 — 2017

April 10, 2017 — It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Megan Elise Dickie — our daughter, sister, niece, cousin, friend, colleague and mentor. Megan was a passionate champion of our earth and a crusader for those less fortunate than she. She touched many lives around the world […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Carol LaVerne Packard Gibbens

April 10, 2017 — Carol Packard Gibbens was born Dec. 22, 1933 in Buena Vista to LaVerne Larkin Packard and Walter Packard. She passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord at home surrounded by loved ones on April 4. She is survived by husband Pete Gibbens, son Joe […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Justin Edward Tarr, 1981-2017

April 7, 2017 — Justin Tarr was born Oct. 1, 1981, and was called home on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Justin, affectionately known as "Oafie" to those who were close to him, he was the embodiment of love, loyalty, compassion and forgiveness. He was known for his love of […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Norma L. Bautista

March 29, 2017 — Norma L. Bautista, 48, of Edwards, passed away on Saturday, March 25. A visitation will be held Monday, April 3, at Gracious Savior / Centro Christiano Vida Nueva, 33520 U.S. Highway 6 in Edwards from 6 to 10 p.m. A funeral service will be held […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Norma L. Bautista

March 29, 2017 — Norma L. Bautista, 48, of Edwards, passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017. A visitation will be held on Monday at Gracious Savior and Centro Christiano Vida Nueva, 33520 U.S. Highway 6 in Edwards from 6 to 10 p.m. A funeral service will be held […]

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Vail Daily obituary: David Kirk Lorzenzen

March 28, 2017 — David Kirk Lorenzen, 54, of Rifle passed away as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident March 17, in Lincoln County. David was born June 20, 1962 to Terre and Mary Jo (Nichols) Lorenzen in Traverse City, Michigan. It was David's wish to […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Marjorie E. Chandler

March 27, 2017 — Marjorie E. Chandler, 90, of Eagle, died March 21, in Eagle. Services will be May 27 at 11 a.m. at Golden Eagle Ranch, 3905 County Road 241, New Castle. She was a Family Nurse Practitioner. Survivors include three daughters, Susan Chandler-Reed of Montrose, Kathy Chandler-Henry […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Gretta Parks, 1928-2017

March 23, 2017 — Gretta was an avid sportswoman, but it was skiing that was her ultimate passion and it was that passion that brought her to Vail. Gretta opened one of Vail's earliest businesses (with her friend Lorraine Higby) in time for Vail's first ski season. Gretta passed […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Patsy Lou Shankel, 1939-2017

March 22, 2017 — Patsy Lou Shankel passed peacefully into the arms of her loving Heavenly Father on March 18, 2017. She was born on Feb. 17, 1939 to Charles and Chloe Wright and from that day forward brought love, life and laughter to all those she touched. Patsy […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Patsy Lou Shankel, 1939-2017

March 22, 2017 — Patsy Lou Shankel passed peacefully into the arms of her loving Heavenly Father on March 18, 2017. She was born on Feb. 17, 1939 to Charles and Chloe Wright and from that day forward brought love, life and laughter to all those she touched. Patsy […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Patsy Lou Shankel, 1939-2017

March 21, 2017 — Patsy Lou Shankel passed peacefully into the arms of her loving Heavenly Father on March 18, 2017. She was born on Feb. 17, 1939, to Charles and Chloe Wright and from that day forward brought love, life and laughter to all of those she touched. […]

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