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Obituaries

Obituary: Herb Richardson, Aug. 30, 1954 – Dec. 25, 2018

January 18, 2019 — The incredibly delightful armchair philosopher has died following his heroic rescue of a bus full of nurses, puppies, and preschool children. OK, not true, but I’m sure he’d like that story rather than the reality of dying from a short illness that everyone seems to

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David K. Jacobson, April 24, 1961 – Jan. 3, 2019

January 15, 2019 — David K. Jacobson is survived by his daughter Sierra Jacobson (Lovato) and three brothers Curtis, Danny and Wayne Jacobson, and mother Norma Jacobson. He worked at a phone company in Eagle, Anchorage, Montana, and Washington for many years. He resided in Hotchkiss Colorado. He will

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Obituary: Megan Elizabeth Lodge, Aug. 16, 2001-Dec. 26, 2018

January 15, 2019 — Megan Elizabeth Lodge, of Eagle, Colorado, died on Dec. 26, 2018, at the age of 17. A native of the Colorado mountains, she spent her earliest years in Gypsum and later moved to Eagle. She was a senior at Eagle Valley High School, with aspirations

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Obituary: Harald Ernst Fricker, Jan. 13, 1960 – Jan. 8, 2019

January 14, 2019 — Harald E. Fricker, 58, of Eagle passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Fricker is survived by his children, Kiah of Denver, and Miles Fricker of Eagle; his sister Susanne Edrington and brother-in-law Don Edrington of Hong Kong; his nieces Kristina Edrington of Orange County, Calif.,

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Obituary: Walt Matthews

January 11, 2019 — The Vail Valley lost one of its adopted sons on Tuesday. Walt Matthews was adopted as a son, adopted Vail as his home, and most importantly was adopted into God's family late in life. Walt had a heart as big and wide as his toothy,

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Obituary: Vern ‘Sunny’ F. Brock

January 11, 2019 — Vern "Sunny" F. Brock died peacefully in his home in Grand Junction. He was 82. He was an instrumental masonry contractor in Vail and Colorado going back to the 1950s, and worked on many of the construction projects in early Vail, as the resort was

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Thomas Francis Mines, Jr.Sept. 30, 1956 – Dec. 23, 2018

January 9, 2019 — Thomas Francis Mines, Jr. was born on September 30, 1956, in Park Ridge (Chicago), Illinois. He passed away in Denver on December 23, 2018. Tommy was the second of seven children born to Thomas Francis Mines, Sr. and Nancy Cecelia McHugh Mines. He is survived

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Thomas Francis Mines, Jr.Sept. 30, 1956 – Dec. 23, 2018

January 9, 2019 — Thomas Francis Mines, Jr. was born on September 30, 1956, in Park Ridge (Chicago), Illinois. He passed away in Denver on December 23, 2018. Tommy was the second of seven children born to Thomas Francis Mines, Sr. and Nancy Cecelia McHugh Mines. He is survived

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Obituary: Bruce Charles Drumm

January 7, 2019 — Bruce Charles Drumm, 70, longtime Vail Valley resident, passed away peacefully on December 20th, 2018, after a long battle with dementia and complications from a recent fall. Born April 29th, 1948, in Kingston, Pennsylvania, to Arthur Drumm and Rosella (Hastings). Bruce was raised in Wilkes-Barre,

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Obituary: Sally Elizabeth Ryan, Sept 4, 1946 Dec 27, 2018

January 3, 2019 — Sally Ryan, 72, of Eagle passed away December 27, 2018 at Vail Health Center in Vail Colorado with her family by her side. Sally was born September 4, 1946 in Cleveland, Ohio to Thomas and Armella (Conn) Heil. Sally is a 1964 graduate of Cleveland

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Obituary: Audrey Louise (Metzgar) Gulick, May 10, 1957 – Dec 22, 2018

January 3, 2019 — Audrey Louise (Metzgar) Gulick, of Eagle, CO passed away December 22nd in her home after a long battle with metastatic melanoma. She was 61. She was born on May 10th, 1957 in East Stroudsburg, PA to Marie Metzgar and the late Robert Metzgar. She graduated

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Obituary: Deanna ‘Dee’ Metzger, May 13, 1950 — Dec. 21, 2018

January 2, 2019 — It is with great sadness that this world lost an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend on Dec. 21. Deanna "Dee" Metzger and her husband, Lou, were here visiting their daughter Heidi Telles (pictured with Dee) and her family for the holidays when

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Obituary: Ilene LaGrow, Oct. 22, 1926 – Dec. 26, 2018

January 1, 2019 — Ilene LaGrow passed away Dec. 26, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elgia LaGrow Jr., and her son, Laddie LaGrow. She leaves behind two sons, Paul LaGrow and Elgia LaGrow III, and one daughter, Ruby Meisner. She also leaves behind many grandchildren

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Obituary: Robert Fowler Fritch, longtime owner of Vail’s Sitzmark Lodge

December 31, 2018 — Robert "Bob" Fowler Fritch, 95, passed away Dec. 26 at his home in Vail, surrounded by his family. He was born July 7, 1923, in Brooklyn, New York, to Carl and Ida Fritch. After serving in World War II as a navigator in the Army

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Obituary: Nell Hunt, longtime Vail Valley resident

December 27, 2018 — Sadly, Nell Hunt passed away on Sept. 30, 2018, after a long battle with dementia/Alzheimer's disease. Born Nell Gabler on July 23, 1937, in Gardnerville, Nevada, she spent her childhood in and around the beautiful Lake Tahoe. She attended South Tahoe High School and graduated

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Obituary: Charles Edsall ‘Chaz’ Fackler, May 10, 1962-Dec. 17, 2018

December 25, 2018 — Beloved son, brother, father and grandfather, Charles Edsall "Chaz" Fackler passed away in his home in Logansport, Indiana, on Monday, Dec. 17. Chaz was born in Burlington, New Jersey, and lived in Vail from the early 1980s to the early 1990s. He worked several years

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Obituary: Laurence Owen Wolfe

December 24, 2018 — Laurence "Larry" Owen Wolfe passed away on Dec. 17 peacefully at home after battling cancer. He was 58 years old. Larry was born in Honolulu and grew up in Lanikai, Hawaii. He spent the majority of his youth surfing along with playing baseball and soccer.

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Obituary: Jacqueline Henneberry Vidmar, 1944-2018

December 17, 2018 — Jacqueline "Jacquie" Henneberry Vidmar, age 74, of Denver, and formerly of Hinsdale and Joliet, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at Rose Medical Center in Denver. Born on Jan. 5, 1944, in Joliet, she was the daughter of Jayne (nee Henneberry) and the late

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Obituary: LaVerne Baca

December 14, 2018 — LaVerne Baca, 61, of Minturn, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. A visitation will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at St. Patrick's Parish Church in Minturn from 1 to 2 p.m., with a rosary service to follow at 2 p.m. A Mass

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Obituary: Gullvi Linnea Blume

December 7, 2018 — Gullvi Linnea Blume, 79, of Vail, and Cheyenne, Wyoming, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 28, after surgery to alleviate her struggle with back pain. Gullvi was born in Stockholm on April 15, 1939, and immigrated to the United States at the age of 9. She

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