Patty Steinle Grubb, longtime Vail Valley local, 1943-2010
Vail, CO Colorado
Longtime local and Vail pioneer Patty Steinle Grubb died Sept. 26 in Phoenix of cancer. She was 67.
Patty Wilke was born on May 26, 1943, in Conecticut. She and her first husband, Ed Steinle, moved to Vail in 1968. They moved to Lake Creek in 1973, and they were the first people to live in the Lake Creek subdivision.-
Patty worked at the Vail Ski School for many years and made many lifelong friends there and throughout the valley. She was known for her loyalty to friends and her love of life. Those who knew her will always remember her laughter, exuberance and enthusiasm for life, from tap dancing to line dancing to cooking to love of family. Her favorite motto was “exuberance is beauty.”
Patty married C.B. Grubb in 1998 and moved to Florida, where she spread the joy. But she always called Vail her home.
Patty is survived by her husband, C.B., of Florida; beloved son Trapper and his wife, Heather, and grandson Talon of Scottsdate, Ariz.; a brother, Jack, of Aspen and a sister, Lynn, of Connecticut.