Sean M. Dawkins died March 23 |

Sean M. Dawkins died March 23

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

Dawkins was born at Fort Bragg, N.C., and later joined the U.S. Army’s Special Forces. He graduated from Hampden Sydney College and earned an MBA from Emory University.

Dawkins worked in finance, with companies including Smith Barney, Gulfstream and Brunswick Corporation.

Dawkins and his family first visited Vail in 1973. During college, he spent a year working as a lift operator on Chair 7 in Game Creek Bowl and on the construction of Golden Peak Lift the following summer. He also spent a year building homes in Africa.

Dawkins was an experienced skydiver with over 1,300 freefall parachute jumps and also was a pilot, family and friends said.

Dawkins volunteered regulary at his children’s schools and led a Cub Scout pack.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Dawkins is survived by his wife, Winkie Dawkins, and his three children, Miller, Reilly and Caroline. He is also survived by his parents, Brigadier Gen. (Ret.) and Mrs. Peter M. Dawkins, and his sister, Noël Dawkins Mihalow.

Donations can be made to the Vail Veterans Program, (serving amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan), P.O. Box 6473, Vail, CO, 81658; or The Sean M. Dawkins Memorial Fund, Sacred Heart Model School, 3177 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY, 40206.

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