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Obituary: David Jackson Shankel, 1936-2020

January 8, 2020

David Jackson Shankel passed away peacefully into the arms of his loving Heavenly Father on Monday, January 5, 2020.  Born on the 7th of July 1936 to Sadie Ransom, he leaves behind a legacy of love,...



Obituary: David Caplan, 81

January 3, 2020

David Caplan, 81, died on Dec. 31, 2019, due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. David retired to the Vail Valley in 1999. He was a ski instructor for many years. He was very involved in...


Obituary: Pauline Foral

December 28, 2019

Pauline Foral, 87, passed away peacefully in Rifle, Colorado, on Dec. 26, 2019. A funeral service will be held in her honor on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Farnum Holt Funeral Home...



Obituary: Nancy Muller, Jan. 21, 1935 – Nov. 30, 2019

December 22, 2019

Nancy Muller, of Eagle, Colorado, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Denver Hospice Treatment Center in Denver, Colorado, on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. Nancy was born in Troy, New York, on January...





Obituary: Mark Swets, June 1956 — Dec. 2019

December 12, 2019

Mark Swets — aka “Ginger” — passed away peacefully December 4 in hospital surrounded by family in his home state of Indiana. Mark moved to Vail in 1989. He worked at numerous restaurants including Cookshack, La...


Obituary: Leroy Lopez, June 1, 1979 – Nov. 25, 2019

December 11, 2019

Leroy Lopez, 40, a lifelong resident of Minturn, Colorado, passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. He was born in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, to Lorraine Lopez. Leroy loved being outdoors, walking his dog Rio, and...



Obituary: Montine B. Hansl

December 9, 2019

Montine B. Hansl died peacefully after a short illness on Nov. 20, 2019, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Montine had careers in public broadcasting, cable, and business, but also found time to travel widely, living...


Obituary: Michael Albert Sachs

December 5, 2019

Michael Albert Sachs, age 67, born in St. Louis, Missouri, passed away on Nov. 29 in Palm Beach, Florida, where he was a resident. Michael is survived by his beloved wife, Louella; son David and...




Obituary: Eve Van Vleck Trumpore

November 22, 2019

Eve Van Vleck Trumpore, longtime local and volunteer, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 13 at the age of 82. Eve was a fixture in the Vail Valley volunteer community: Bravo Vail, Vail Valley Foundation, Betty...