November 11, 2004
Dr. George J. Detko Jr. died Oct. 25 in Palm City, Fla. He was 57.
He was born Dec. 10, 1947, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He graduated from the University of Montevallo and the University of Alabama Hospitals and Clinics in Birmingham. He was a staff anesthesiologist at Indian River Memorial Hospital in Florida from 1975 to 1993.
He founded MD Anesthesia in August 1983 to provide hospital anesthesia by a group of board-certified anesthesiologists. He developed the recovery room patient evaluation score, developed the recovery room protocol and assisted in the development of IV team training.
George also developed the epidural narcotic protocol, assisted in the implementation of the hospitals' outpatient center and was involved in the startup, and was a provider of anesthesia care at two freestanding ambulatory surgical centers in Vero Beach.
He was a diplomat with the National Board of Medical Examiners and a diplomat with the American Board of Anesthesiology. He was licensed to practice medicine in Alabama, California and Florida.
He moved to Aspen in mid-1993. Although he never wore a pair of skis until his mid-40s, he learned quickly. He became a ski instructor at Buttermilk beginning in November 1996. He was a skilled and highly motivated athlete who competed in the Aspen Cycling Club and was a member of the Aspen Running Club. He received many awards for his high-place finishes in local races.
He was a fierce and knowledgeable environmentalist and he always shared his observations and knowledge of the outdoors with his companions. He was always amazed that some could not see what he saw - signs of wildlife and the elk, deer and bears. He was a "closet eco-terrorist" and he would venture out of the closet once in a while and share his very strong opinions.
Several years ago, George appeared regularly before the Aspen City Council, urging the city to stiffen its regulations on garbage containers and to crack down on businesses and individuals whose trash was attracting bears. He feared - correctly - for the lives of problem bears.
George never let anything go without a comment. Regardless of whether you agreed with him, he always made you think.
George served on the board of directors of the Roaring Fork Transit Agency and also was a bus driver for RFTA. In early 2004, he returned to the practice of medicine in Florida.
He is survived by his parents, George and Mary Detko, a brother, Tom Detko, his sisters, Cathy Gibbs and Suzanna Dee, a daughter, Kadie Lyle Fry, one granddaughter, many friends and his beloved golden retriever, Annie.
A memorial service and celebration of his life will be announced in the coming months.
Lucille Jenkinson Price-Schock
November 17, 2004
Lucille Jenkinson Price-Schock died in Aurora at Beth Israel Nursing Home. She was 97.
Born in Aspen, she was the third of five children of Eva Shimmin and Frank Jenkinson, who emigrated from the Isle of Mann, England. She graduated from Aspen High School in 1925 and went on to earn a degree from Western State College in Gunnison.
She was an elementary teacher in Aspen and taught piano to children and adults. She was married to Dr. Ligon Price, M.D. for 36 years, and remarried in 1992, following her first husband's death, to Elroy Schock, a family friend for 60 years.
Lucille was a founding member of Aspen Christ Episcopal Church and church organist and state organist for Eastern Star.
She was a caring sister to Eva Robinson, Mona Frost, Earle Jenninson (her twin) and Pauline Hollenbeck Davis. Survivors include her husband, Elroy, of Denver and her nieces and their spouses, Ann and David Crockett of Los Altos Hills, Calif., Pauline Marshal of Georgetown and Allene Teglia of Reno, Nev. Private services will be held at the Fairmount Cemetery in Denver.
Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donor's choosing or the Alzheimer's Association.
David Kendall Danciger
November 19, 2004
David Kendall Danciger died Saturday, Nov. 13, at his Tybar Angus Ranch in Carbondale. He was 81.
Born Sept. 15, 1923 in Kansas City, Mo., to Abraham and Clara Bess Danciger. David was a decorated B-17 captain in the 550th Squadron, 385th bomber group. He flew 35 missions over Germany, the Ardennes, and Central Europe during World War II.
After the service, he completed his education at Harvard (Class of �46) and joined the Danciger Oil and Refining Co. of Fort Worth, Texas. He was later owner and president of Petrochemicals Corporation and Camp O�tel Inc. of Forth Worth.
Following his passion and great love for Black Angus cattle, he founded the Cedar Hill ranches in 1950 outside of Dallas and Oklahoma. In 1980, he founded the Tybar Angus ranches in Carbondale and Rifle. A pioneer in artificial insemination and computerized selective breeding, he participated in agricultural research studies with the University of New Mexico, University of Arizona and Colorado State University.
He has been a leader in the elimination of pulmonary hypertension, or high-altitude disease, in cattle. He was named Conservationist of the Year by the Garfield County ASCS, and, in 2003, David was recognized by the American Angus Association for 52 years of �innovations and improvements that have occurred in the Angus breed.�
He was an avid supporter of the arts and education, and many students from across the country received assistance from the Danciger Educational Foundation. He served on the Board of Education in Midlothian, Texas, and was a longtime trustee at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale.
David was a member of the Texas Society of Mayflower Descendants, Flying Farmers of America, the American Angus Association, the Colorado Angus Association, and the Western Colorado Angus Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Bradley Murray, and son Phillip Danciger. He is survived by his wife, Emma Alvis Danciger, sons Joseph Danciger and Matthew Danciger, daughter Melissa Danciger, and four grandchildren.
A private family graveside service with military honor guard will take place Friday, Nov. 26, and a memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at the Tybar Angus ranch, in Carbondale. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for the Roaring Fork Hospice, Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, Bookcliffs Council on Arts and Humanities in Rifle, or the Dan Danciger Jewish Community Center of Fort Worth.
October 22, 2004
Joel Zane, an avid skydiver, died Saturday, Oct. 16th, doing what he loved. He will be remembered by many for his tender heart, his soft voice, his sense of adventure and chase for adrenaline, his giving and generous nature, and his sage advice. He was 52 years old.
Born and raised in Tulsa, Okla., he spent many years motorcycle racing, developing his love of flying and mastering the skills of carpentry. He moved to California where he obtained a degree in psychology from the University of Southern California.
In the 1970s, Joel migrated to the Aspen area where he started Airborne Inc., an air charter service. He also operated a skydiving drop zone in Rifle for many years. In the 1980s and 1990s, Joel worked for the Basalt Rural Fire Protection District as a volunteer EMT and firefighter. In his current business of nearly 20 years, Creative Concepts, he was a meticulous master woodworker whose loyal clients often became his friends. Joel's extraordinary woodwork graces many of the Aspen areas homes and businesses as well as St. Benedict's Monastery
Skydiving became Joel's passion. He jumped over many Aspen air shows and town festivals, often trailing the American Flag. He was also invited to jump in special events around the nation. Joel was a member of the "Wild Humans, " who were some of the best in the world at "canopy formation." In 2003, Joel was part of an elite team of skydivers who broke a world record by making a 70-person parachute formation. The skydiving community and weekend adventures were a big part of his life.
On the slopes of Aspen, Joel made dreams come true for many special-needs skiers by doing volunteer ski instruction for Challenge Aspen.
Life became richer for Joel after he met Laurie, his wife of two-and-a-half years. Through the marriage, he also became a stepfather to Laurie's daughter Arielle (13). To Arielle he was a role model and friend whose family relationship was important to both of them.
Laurie and Joel's love for each other was obvious and romantically inspiring to everyone around them. He brought her flowers each week and they were spotted dancing just about anywhere they had the chance. They delighted in each others company and in planning their travel and dreams together.
Joel is survived by his wife, Laurie Shipe-Zane, stepdaughter, Arielle Shipe, mother, Mary Holcomb, brothers, Gary and Tim Zane, along with a huge number of family, extended family and dear friends who will hold close the memories of their times with Joel. A brother to friends and family alike, his presence, his heart and his wisdom will be greatly and sorely missed by all.
A memorial service will be held Friday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. at the Snowmass Chapel, 5307 Owl Creek Rd., Snowmass Village.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Joel Zane Memorial Fund, Alpine Bank, P.O. Box 5490, Snowmass Village, CO 81654.
Evelyn O. Rehmann
November 24, 2004
Evelyn O. Rehmann of Carbondale died Tuesday in Glenwood Springs at the age of 87.
Rehmann was born in Chicago on March 2, 1917, to parents who had immigrated from Denmark. She married Niels Hargen Ohlrich, who died in 1971, and Harold Rehmann, who died in 1990. She lived in Illinois, California and Maryland before settling with her sons in Colorado in 1997.
Rehmann worked as an executive secretary for many years, both in Illinois and California, and loved to sew and cook at home. She spent her final days in Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale.
She is survived by her sons, Warren Ohlrich of Basalt and Jim Ohlrich of Grand Junction, sister Betty-Ellen Mason of Schaumburg, Ill., and her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her family will greatly miss her and cherish her long and wonderful life.
Instead of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO, 81601. A service will be planned for a later date.
Betty Lou Skoog
November 24, 2004
Betty Lou Skoog died Monday in Basalt. She was 86.
A memorial service in celebration of her life will take place at 11 a.m. today at 1176 Emma Road in Basalt. The Rev. Terry Maner will officiate. Burial will take place at 2 p.m. Friday at Milbank City Cemetery in Milbank, S.D.
Betty was born Jan. 18, 1918, in Clayton County, Iowa, the daughter of Edward and Nellie (Smith) Witt. She spent her childhood and graduated from high school in Edgewood, Iowa. On July 8, 1939, Betty married Earnest Herman Skoog in Cedar Rapids. He preceded her in death on May 15, 1998, in Carbondale.
Betty was a homemaker and Basalt resident for 24 years. During her life, she also lived in Cedar Rapids; Minneapolis; Morrill, Neb.; Haxtun, Colo.; Rochester, Minn.; and North Platte, Neb.
Betty was a member of Grace Church of the Roaring Fork Valley in Basalt. Her special interests included her church, her family and studying and memorizing scripture. She loved sports and was an incredible prayer warrior.
She is survived by a son, Mark Skoog of Santa Fe, N.M.; daughters Linda Ewing of Tulsa, Okla., and Pamela Alexander of Basalt; a sister, Naomi Nanke of Gastonia, N.C.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many friends in many places.
Farnum-Holt Funeral Home in Glenwood Springs is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Church of the Roaring Fork Valley Building Fund, 1776 Emma Road, Basalt, CO, 81621.
Robert B. Dunlop
December 3, 2004
Robert B. Dunlop of Basalt peacefully passed away at his home on the morning of Thanksgiving.
Bob was born Feb. 26, 1947, in Denver, the son of Dr. Stuart and Dorothea Dunlop. He attended his junior year at Basalt High School and then graduated from George Washington High School in Denver. He graduated from Western State College in Gunnison with a degree in history, education, and business. While at Western State, he met and married his best friend and loving wife, Doreen. In 1969 they moved to Aspen, where he was a student teacher at Aspen High School before commencing his trade in the construction business. Bob was fortunate to have owned and operated three businesses over 29 years and was very proud of his contribution to the growth of Aspen and the surrounding valley. He also served with the board of examiners and appeals in the 1980s. He was the consummate perfectionist who took great pride in his work and expected the same of those he worked with.
Bob was an avid supporter of the Aspen Junior Hockey Association. He loved to participate in many facets of the hockey association, including being a fantastic supporter and fan of his two sons while they played. Following their graduation from the ranks of junior hockey he continued to support Aspen Junior Hockey by coaching young children. Bob also enjoyed participating in many different sports. He was an avid gun collector and an amateur photographer; these activities provided him with a great deal of happiness and many fond memories.
Bob is survived by his wife of 37 years, Doreen, who loved and cared for him throughout their years together. His sons, Bryan of Kalispell, Mont., and Colin of Mesa, Ariz., also survive him, along with his daughters-in-law, Julie and Lara. Bob also leaves behind four loving grandchildren, Samantha, McKenna, Kieran and Elizabeth, who he loved and cherished. His brother Dennis, of Denver, also survives him.
His friends and family will miss Robert Dunlop tremendously. He will always be remembered as a gracious and selfless father who would give anything for "his boys" and their families. Although they are young, Granddad left an indelible impression on his grandkids. His memory will be in all our hearts forever.
A private family memorial will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4. The Dunlop family will host a celebration of Robert's life between 2 and 5 p.m. the same day at his home, 235 Columbine Court, Basalt. The family asks that any donations be made to the Aspen Junior Hockey Association Robert Dunlop Scholarship Fund.
November 23, 2004
Sarah Glassier died Sunday at the Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale.
She was born March 15, 1919, in Emma to John and Melanie Vasten. She graduated from Basalt High School in 1937 and married Pete Glassier on Dec. 4, 1938.
Sarah loved gardening, her grandchildren, polka dances and accordion music. She enjoyed attending the senior meal program, participating in their activities and extending a welcome to new senior members.
Sarah is survived by her sister, Freda Glassier, two sons, Hugh (wife Judean) and Randy (wife Wendy), four grandsons, Tony, Gary, Jerad and Flint, and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete, on June 4, 1993, and her brother, Art Vasten.
Sarah was a member of the Basalt Methodist Church.
Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Farnum-Holt Funeral Home chapel. Internment will be at the Rosebud Cemetery.
Patricia M. Detweiler
December 6, 2004
Pat Detweiler came to Aspen as a refugee from the riots in Washington, D.C., in December 1969. She met her husband, Fay, and they were married Jan. 12, 1972.
Pat loved the outdoors and she and her husband spent 2 1/2 months in Idaho, he as a guide and she as the camp cook. They slept under the stars; Pat loved waking up with frost on her hair.
She bought the Holiday Inn gift shop in 1972. She also owned the Gazebo in Aspen Square. After selling both shops, she became manager and then owner of Mephisto shoes.
She retired from retail in 1993 because of arthritis. She lived in Carbondale for 12 years before her death.
She is survived by her husband, Fay; a brother, R. Alan Porreca; a sister, Roberta R. Porreca; another sister, M. Dale and brother-in law Lew Blass; nephews Kevin M. McMenimer, Andrew S. McMenimer, Matthew D. McMenimer and Scott A. Comeau; nieces Brooke M. Wright and Priscilla Hicks; and seven grandnieces.