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Vail Daily obituary: Jeffrey Scott Auxier, 1961-2017

February 27, 2017 — Jeffrey Scott Auxier, Attorney at Law and resident of Salida, passed away unexpectedly at the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Feb. 21. He is the son of part time Vail residents, Dr. Brian and Sonja Craythorne. Jeff served in the Army, 82nd Airborne, […]

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Vail Daily obituary: John William Bronn, 1938-2017

February 25, 2017 — John William Bronn was born in 1938 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He and his high-school sweetheart Earline were married on Feb. 16, 1957, in Long Beach, California. He was an incredibly involved father of their three children and led Cub Scouts and coached all of their […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Peter L. Frechette, 1937-2017

February 25, 2017 — Peter L. Frechette, 79, retired chief executive officer and chairman of Minnesota based Patterson Companies, passed away suddenly on Feb. 22, 2017, just five months after the passing of his beloved high school sweetheart and wife of 55 years, Patricia O'Brien Frechette. Pete was born […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Peter L. Frechette, 1937-2017

February 25, 2017 — Peter L. Frechette, 79, retired chief executive officer and chairman of Minnesota based Patterson Companies, passed away suddenly on Feb. 22, 2017, just five months after the passing of his beloved high school sweetheart and wife of 55 years, Patricia O'Brien Frechette. Pete was born […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Joyce O’Leary Wilson, 1952-2017

February 21, 2017 — Joyce O'Leary Wilson was an adoring wife, a proud mother and a faithful friend. Joyce passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Joyce was born at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia, on May 20, 1952 to Jerry and Ruth O'Leary. She spent most […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Judith Wright Dawkins, 1938-2017

February 21, 2017 — Judith "Judi" Dawkins, 78, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, surrounded by family and friends. Judi was born in Washington, D.C., the only child of Dorothy and Leroy Wright. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 1960 with a degree in textile design. […]

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Vail Daily obituary: William Edward Leake Jr., 1967-2017

February 21, 2017 — William "Billy" Leake Jr., 49, of Eagle-Vail, passed away due to complications of cardiac arrest on Feb. 7, 2017. Billy was a lifelong resident of the Vail Valley and a 1986 graduate of Battle Mountain High School. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Carl Dietz, 1937-2017

February 18, 2017 — While riding up a chairlift with a tourist, Carl Dietz explained how he left a good paying job in a family business to move to Vail, Colorado in 1971. After talking a while , the tourist remarked, "Wow, I've never met a Jewish pioneer." Carl […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Earlene Ellen McGinnis, 1940-2017

February 16, 2017 — Earlene Ellen McGinnis, born July 22, 1940, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at her home in Eagle. Earlene was a longtime local of the Eagle community and spent the majority of her working life in banking at The First Bank of Eagle County, […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Jodie Rae Thatcher, 1956-2017

February 15, 2017 — Jodie Rae Thatcher, age 60, died Feb. 11, 2017, after battling cancer for nearly six years. She was born in Denver and was the daughter of the late Alvin Earnest Wilson and Muriel June Wilson. She married James Wallace Thatcher on Oct. 5, 1980, and […]

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Vail Daily column: Lyall D. Ryden, 1931-2017

February 10, 2017 — It is with heavy hearts that we say farewell to one of the most passionate men that many of us had the pleasure and honor to know. Lyall DeWayne Ryden, 85, of Denver passed away on Jan. 21, 2017. Lyall was born on Aug. 10, […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Kay R. Mattson, 1950-2017

February 6, 2017 — Kay passed away at her home in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Wednesday after an extensive illness following open heart surgery. Kay Robertson was born in Roseau, Minnesota, to Dr. J.C. and Mildred Robertson on Feb. 22, 1950. She grew up in Roseau and Alexandria, Minnesota, and […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Terry Lind Carter

February 4, 2017 — On Jan. 24, the valley mourned the death of a native. Terry Lind Carter left us to join his father Russell, sister Linda, brothers Dave and Ricky along with his uncles Sammy and Frank, cousins and friends. Terry was a native of the Eagle Valley […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Tony Perry, 1937-2017

February 4, 2017 — Tony Perry died Jan. 21 peacefully in his beloved Colorado home in the arms of his loving family. To find words to summarize Tony's life is daunting, as he accomplished so much. He was a complex man, memorable and loved. He was born May 13, […]

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Robert Richard Pegg1935 – 2017

January 26, 2017 — Robert Richard Pegg, 81, of New York, New York and Edwards, died peacefully Sunday with members of his loving family at his side. Bob is survived by his wife, Joyce, and his first wife, Judy, two children, Richard (daughter-in-law Ellen) and Ann (son-in-law Collin Biddle), […]

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Christopher Ray Hanson1946- 2016

January 26, 2017 — Christopher Ray Hanson, of Castle Pines Village, a part-time Vail resident, passed away in hospice care at Highlands Ranch from Alzheimer's disease on Dec. 29, 2016, with his wife, Linda May Green Hanson, at his side. Chris is survived by his wife of 49 years, […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Thomas ‘Teep’ Blevins, 1956-2017

January 18, 2017 — Although Teep was indeed a gifted U.S. Marine, deft outdoorsman, skilled craftsman and proud American, all of these were overshadowed by his excellence as a father, husband, son, brother and friend. Teep was a man that would drop everything he was doing, no matter what […]

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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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