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Keith Corn, 48, died in skiing accident

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Keith “Kato” John Corn died in a skiing accident on Saturday. He was 48.

Corn was born Aug. 29, 1957, in Wilmington, Ill. to Robert and Ruth (Janda) Corn.

He attended school in Wilmington, then moved to the Tampa Bay area of Florida and worked as a garage door installer. He followed his sister Cindy to Colorado in 1980, becoming a maintenance engineer at the Pokolodi Lodge and remained in the area until his death

He was skiing with his wife, Beth Douglass, when the accident occurred. They had been together since 1982.

Corn was a trim carpenter for AWI in Avon, but mostly worked in the Roaring Fork Valley. He often said If he could stick his paycheck in one of his miter joints, he shouldn’t have a paycheck.

Corn enjoyed spending time on the water as well skiing and camping in the mountains, and was an avid fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers football team, family members said.

Corn’s laugh was contagious and he was very quick with a quip or a joke to keep things light-hearted, family members said.

Corn is survived by his wife, Beth; his sisters, Cindy Thompson of Carbondale and Linda Corn of Ft. Myers, Fla.; his brother, Mike of Sarasota Fla.; stepfather Richard Parlier of Naples, Fla.; nieces and nephews Christie and Ryan Thompson, Sara Corn, Chris and Kyle Collins, Stacy and Maria Douglass; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held at the Snowmass Chapel Thursday at 5 p.m. A celebration of Keith’s life will be held immediately following the memorial at Schermer Hall at Anderson Ranch.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Keith Corn “Kato’s” Memorial Fund at any Alpine Bank in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Vail, Colorado


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