Vail Daily obituary: Peter Looms, 1927-2016 |

Vail Daily obituary: Peter Looms, 1927-2016

Peter Looms, of Taos, New Mexico, formerly of Vail and Denver, passed away on Jan. 3 after a brief illness. He was 88.

Born in Denver to Laura Doub Looms and the late George Looms, he attended East High School, the Colorado School of Mines and the University of Colorado at Boulder, earning a degree in architectural engineering in 1951. He practiced architecture in Denver, Vail and Taos for over 50 years. Among his notable projects were the Sandstone 70 and Bighorn residential developments and the Golf Course Clubhouse in Vail. He was an avid skier and an ardent fan of the Denver Broncos and the Chicago Cubs.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sally Black Looms; daughters Nancy Ayres and Sara Fitch; son, George Looms; sons-in-law Don Ayres and Bob Fitch; grandson, Peter Fitch; and yellow Labrador Louie. He was preceded in death by his sister Katie Kelley and numerous beloved dogs.

His ashes will be distributed near Kenosha Pass in South Park, one of his favorite places in Colorado. Donations in his memory may be made to your local animal rescue organization or the charity of your choice.

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