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Vail Daily obituary: Elizabeth Wood Knapp, March 3, 1943, to June 20, 2017

June 27, 2017 — Elizabeth Wood Knapp, a pioneer in online interactive computer software, angel investor and philanthropist, passed peacefully in her home in Edwards with her husband, Bud, by her side. She was 74. In the 1980s, the Knapps fell in love with the Vail Valley through their […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Vicki Lynn Eastman

June 23, 2017 — Vicki Lynn Eastman, 58, passed away on June 13, 2017. She was born on Dec. 4, 1958 in Los Angeles, and was a 20-year resident of the Eagle Valley. Vicki is survived by her spouse, Ira Solowitz; her daughter, Marlene and grandchildren Destani, Vanessa and […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Brenda K. Gresham

June 23, 2017 — Brenda K. Gresham, of McCook, Nebraska, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Hillcrest Nursing Home after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was 57 years old. Brenda was born on June 5, 1960 in Casper, Wyoming to parents, John August and Kathreen […]

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Vail Daily obituary: John M. Galvin, Sept. 16, 1932, to June 11, 2017

June 13, 2017 — John M. Galvin, 84, died in his sleep, Sunday, June 11, 2017, at home in Mountain Star. He was born Sept. 16, 1932, in Richmond, Indiana. He was a graduate of Indiana University. Following a brief period in the Air Force, John entered the corporate […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Carole Cecile Jacobsen, Sept. 21, 1940, to June 1, 2017

June 10, 2017 — Carole Cecile Jacobsen, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at Parkside Manor, hand in hand with her husband and daughter, at the age of 76. Born in Chicago on Sept. 21, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Hans […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Joe B. Arellano, 68, of Rifle

June 9, 2017 — Joe B. Arellano, 68, of Rifle, and former longtime resident of Minturn, passed away on June 2, 2017, at his home in Rifle. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Patrick Parish Church in Minturn, with a reception to […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Mark “Hob” Hanson, Oct. 22, 1957, to June 5, 2017

June 8, 2017 — It is with great sadness that we share the news of Hob's passing on June 5, 2017, at his home in Gypsum after a five-year battle with lung cancer. He was born Oct. 22, 1957, in Sydney, Australia, the second son of Desmond Barry Hanson […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Russell C. Beck, Oct. 21, 1933, to May 14, 2017

June 6, 2017 — Russell was born on Oct. 21, 1933, at home in Red Cliff to Earl Ira Beck and Dessie Tomlin Beck. He was the youngest of six boys. He grew up in the house on Water Street in Red Cliff. His father, mother and four of […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Gretta Burdick Parks, Oct. 8, 1928, to March 16, 2017

May 27, 2017 — Gretta was already a licensed pilot when she was still a teenager growing up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. That independent streak drove her life. After graduating from the University of Michigan, she took off for Europe alone, determined to learn to ski, a sport she had […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Ludwig ‘Louie’ Jordan: A life well lived

May 27, 2017 — Editor's note: The following was written by a longtime friend who didn't want to be named. Many fond memories of Louie came to my mind when I was asked to write a few words in his memory after his passing on May 14. The one […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Ann-Margret Eklund, April 16, 2017

May 26, 2017 — Ann-Margret Eklund, 89, peacefully passed away on April 16, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Rune Erik Eklund, Vasterhaninge, Sweden; and her son, Pelle (Chris) Eklund, Edwards; and Anna-Lena (Anders) Olson (Eklund), Musko, Sweden; grandchildren, nieces and nephews and one great-grandchild. […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Carmen Rosalie Morris, Dec. 18, 1928, to April 18, 2017

May 26, 2017 — Carmen Rosalie (Stoelting) Morris, 88, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2017, in her home at Castle Peak in Eagle. Carmen was born to parents Clara and Hubert Stoelting on Dec. 18, 1928, in Circle, Montana, and lived her childhood in Hazen, North Dakota. She […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Bradley Chandler Post, March 22, 1950, to May 14, 2017

May 25, 2017 — Brad Post, 67, a 40-year Eagle resident, passed away May 14 in Glenwood Springs surrounded by family. Brad worked in construction, welding, carpentry and driving. He enjoyed gold panning and mining all around the Western Slope of Colorado. Brad is survived by his wife Lucille […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Eric Rosenquist, June 7, 1959, to May 18, 2017

May 25, 2017 — Eric Rosenquist, a longtime resident of the Colorado Mountain community, died in San Francisco on May 18, 2017. The son of Charles and Margaret Rosenquist, Eric was born in Rockford, Illinois, on June 7, 1959. The family moved to Vail in 1970, and Eric graduated […]

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Vail Daily obituary: Marjorie Chandler, July 25, 1926, to March 21, 2017

May 23, 2017 — Marjorie Chandler died at home with her family by her side on March 21, 2017, from complications of osteoporosis. She was born at the Sample family ranch on East Elk Creek near New Castle. She married George Chandler in 1952 and shared 59 years with […]

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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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