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Obituaries

Obituary: Phil Turner, 73

April 20, 2018 — Phil Turner, 73, died of a heart attack Friday, April 13, outside of Westminster. Phil began ski patrolling in Vermont, where he earned a national recommendation for saving a boy's life. He was patrol director at Okemo, Mount Hood Meadows and Wolf Creek. He patrolled

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Obituary: Bill Clinkenbeard, Jan. 18, 1928, to April 6, 2018

April 12, 2018 — Bill was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Gail and Marie Clinkenbeard. Bill and his twin sister, Betty, joined a brother (also Gail) who was eight years older. Bill joined the Army right out of high school and then attended Colorado School of Mines to

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Celebration of life is April 27 for Tim Heslinga of Eagle-Vail (obituary)

April 10, 2018 — Tim Heslinga, age 52, of Eagle-Vail, a 31-year resident of the Vail Valley, passed away Monday, April 2. Tim grew up in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in forestry in 1987 and headed west. Tim was a

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Obituary: Kevin “Butch” Nickolite, Feb. 13, 1962 — April 3, 2018

April 9, 2018 — Kevin "Butch" Nickolite, age 56, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at his home in Vail. Butch was born Feb. 13, 1962, in Columbus, Nebraska, to Richard and Angeline (Kula) Nickolite. He graduated from David City Aquinas High School in 1980. Butch attended the Lincoln College

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Obituary: Mark “Elby” Christopher Cossette, Sept. 6, 1963 — March 28, 2018

April 9, 2018 — Mark "Elby" Christopher Cossette passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at Denver Health Medical Center in Denver. Elby will be remembered by his family and countless friends as a free spirit who loved travel, adventure and sharing his passion for inline skating and

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Obituary: Richard M. Beitling, June 27, 1950, to April 2, 2018

April 4, 2018 — Richard M. Beitling, 67, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018, at the Kansas City Hospice House. Richard was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on June 27, 1950, and graduated from Southwest High School in 1968. He attended the University of Missouri,

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Obituary: Roy I. Lawler, April 11, 1936, to March 22, 2018

April 3, 2018 — Roy I. Lawler died peacefully with his family by his side Thursday, March 22, 2018. He was 82 years old. Roy was born in Superior, Wisconsin, on April 11, 1936. His parents were Valborg Rondesvedt and Ronald S. Lalwer. Roy spent his childhood in Gordon,

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Obituary: David Ray Henson, March 25, 1960, to March 15, 2018

March 31, 2018 — David Ray Henson, known to most as Dewey, age 57, of Rotonda West, Florida, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at his Charlotte County residence. Born on March 25, 1960, in Dallas, to the late Robert and Jeanine Combs Henson, he had been a

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Obituary: Lucie DiNorscia McGlinn, 1920 to 2018

March 31, 2018 — Lucie McGlinn died Feb. 19, 2018, in Lancaster, California. Lucie McGlinn was born Lucia Cecilia DiNorscia in 1920 to Sopino DiNorscia and Frances Gale DiNorscia in Madison, Maine. She was one of six children, with four sisters, Gemma, Mary, Inez and Anne; and one brother,

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Obituary: Louiseanne Clarke Young Hoyt, Jan. 10, 1968, to March 24, 2018

March 29, 2018 — Louiseanne Clarke Young Hoyt, of Vail, died peacefully at Vail Health Hospital with her husband, Brian, by her side on Saturday, March 24, after a 22-year battle with ovarian cancer. Louise was born in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 10, 1968, and resided in Potomac, Maryland,

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Obituary: Robert Dean Paine Jr., Oct 7, 1964, to Mar 20, 2018

March 26, 2018 — Robert Dean Paine Jr. passed away at his home on Tuesday, March 20, at the age of 53. He was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to parents Bobby Mapp and Dean Paine on Oct. 7, 1964. By the age of 2, he moved to Glenwood

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Obituary: Harley Green Higbie Jr., Oct. 23, 1924, to Mar 18, 2018

March 26, 2018 — In both sadness and celebration, we announce that Harley Green Higbie Jr. passed away, at 93, in his home on Sunday, March 18, surrounded by his family and, outdoors, by freshly falling snow. Harley was born at home in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Oct. 23, 1924,

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Obituary: Dr. Miles Brent Collett, Jan. 9, 1957, to March 17, 2018

March 22, 2018 — Dr. Miles Brent Collett, 61, of Parker, peacefully passed away on Saturday, March 17, surrounded by his loved ones. Miles was born in Glenwood Springs on Jan. 9, 1957, to James Fred Collett and Margaret Beasley Collett. Miles grew up in Gypsum before moving to

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Obituary: H. Duane Guettler, Jan. 15, 1952, to March 15, 2018

March 20, 2018 — Henry Duane Guettler, 66, of New Castle, passed away on March 15, 2018. He was born Jan. 15, 1952, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, to Henry and Lorene Weedman Guettler. He graduated from Melbeta High School, Scottsbluff Community College and California State University Northridge, where he was

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Obituary: Fred Rumford, June 9, 1933, to March 14, 2018

March 20, 2018 — It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Fred Rumford. Fred passed away at the age of 84 in his home on Wednesday afternoon, March 14, 2018. The irony of Fred passing on Pi Day (3/14) speaks directly to the quintessential mathematician

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Obituary: Duane Guettler, Jan. 15, 1952, to March 15, 2018

March 19, 2018 — Duane Guettler, 66, of New Castle, passed away Thursday, March 15. Duane was born Jan. 15, 1952. A celebration of life for Duane will be Saturday, March 24, at 1 p.m. at Coal Ridge High School in New Castle. A full obituary will follow.

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Obituary: Ned Edward Goldsmith, April 12, 1938, to March 10, 2018

March 17, 2018 — Ned Edward Goldsmith passed away at the Kline Hospice House in Mount Airy, Maryland, on Saturday, March 10, 2018, just shy of his 80th birthday. He was born April 12, 1938, in Charleston, West Virginia. He grew up there amid his siblings, many cousins and

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Obituary: Steve Baird, Feb. 1, 1943, to March 10, 2018

March 15, 2018 — Steve Baird, 75, of Edwards, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, March 10. Born in Richmond, Indiana, on Feb. 1, 1943, to the late Robert and Dorothy Baird, Steve graduated from the University of Michigan in 1964. Baird never shied away from hard

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Obituary: Clara Belle Nofziger, Jan. 30, 1920, to March 10, 2018

March 13, 2018 — Clara Belle (Allen) Nofziger, 98, of Gypsum, passed away March 10, 2018, after a short illness, at St. Mary's Hospital, in Grand Junction. Clara was born to S.J. and Clara Allen on Jan. 30, 1920. She was united in marriage to Dwight Evin Nofziger on

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Obituary: Bear Johnson, Sept. 5, 1936, to Feb. 10, 2018

March 9, 2018 — With a lifelong passion for skiing and sailing, fine rum and propagating exquisite roses, the Bear (David) moved to San Juan Island, Washington, in 1982 from the ski slopes of Vail, where Bear's Bowl Patrol gained fame. A graduate of Michigan State with a degree

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