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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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Vail Daily obituary: Deborah Taft Cummins, 1958-2017

March 21, 2017 — Deborah Taft Cummins, of Atlanta, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, on March 19, 2017. Deb lived her life with grace and beauty. Her exceptional selflessness, warmth and kindness nurtured deep relationships with friends and family. Deb's smile and laugh were […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Dr. Leslie Parker, 1939-2017

March 20, 2017 — Dr. Leslie Parker of Edwards, Colorado, beloved husband of Emsie and father of Mark, Emme, Ian and Julia, passed away peacefully on March 5 after 77 years of bringing inspiration and joy to family, friends and colleagues. He was born in Consett, County Durham, UK […]

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Vail Daily obituary: James (Jim) Kelly, 1959-2017

March 20, 2017 — James (Jim) Kelly, age 57, passed away March 11, 2017, in Colorado Springs. Jim was born in Artesia, California, to Barbara and Clarence Kelly on Aug. 4, 1959. He went to school at Savanna High School in Anaheim, California. He married Sherry on Dec. 1, […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Faye Allison Taylor Lowe

March 18, 2017 — Faye Allison Taylor Lowe, 80, passed away March 14, 2017. A native of Mineral Springs, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Gaither Coan Taylor. Faye was also preceded in death by her husband, John W. "Bill" Lowe and by five […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Jennifer Erin Pinkus, 1974-2016

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

March 17, 2017 — Kenneth "Kenny" Friedman passed away on Jan. 4, 2017. Please join us in a celebration of his life on April 2, beginning promptly at noon at Donovan Pavilion, 1600 South Frontage Road West, Vail. The parking lot will be dedicated to only those attending the […]

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

March 17, 2017 — Kenneth "Kenny" Friedman passed away on Jan. 4, 2017. Please join us in a celebration of his life on April 2, beginning promptly at 12 p.m. at Donovan Pavilion, 1600 South Frontage Road West, Vail. The parking lot will be dedicated to only those attending […]

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Vail Daily obituary: June Elizabeth Frazier, 1926-2017

March 17, 2017 — June Elizabeth Frazier was born on May 6, 1926, in Hills, Minnesota, to Randolph Herreid and Bessie Janet Lindstrom. June Passed away March 13, 2017 in the woodlands of Texas, at the age of 90. She was preceded in death by her parents, Randolph and […]

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