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obituary john Bayard Tweedy Denver company executive and also lawyer, 78 man Bayard Tweedy, 78, famous Denver organization executive, lawyer and also one of the co-founder of the Vail ski resort died on Friday. A memorial organization will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The company will be at Ascension Episcopal Church, eastern Sixth Avenue and Gilpin Street. Tweedy dropped in love with Colorado ~ training here in the 1940s with the 10th hill Division, a U.S. Army department that trained close to Leadville for business in the Alps. Tweedy never served in Europe during civilization War II, however he was given intelligence maintain by the U.S. Government and also served in the Burma jungle. He and also friends from the 10th mountain returned come Colorado after ~ the war and also became the nucleus of Vail Associates, which developed Vail. Tweedy, whose father to be a mining engineer, was born July 31, 1921, in Porto Velo, Ecuador, where his dad was functioning for an American company. Once Tweedy was a young child, his household returned to new Jersey, whereby he to visit grade school. That earned his high school diploma in ~ St. Paul"s college in brand-new Hampshire, his college degree at Princeton and also his law degree at Columbia legislation School. That married Helen B. Chenery in 1949, and also the couple had four children. Tweedy directed Meadow Stud Inc., the Chenery household thoroughbred racing stable. It created the 1972 Kentucky Derby winner, Riva Ridge, and also the 1974 Triple Crown winner, Secretariat. The Tweedys divorced in 1973. That practiced law in Denver from 1950 until 1971, throughout which time he likewise served together chairman, basic counsel, treasurer and also vice president of Vail Associates. In 1971 that left Denver to end up being an executive through the Oil re-publishing Corp., which later came to be Tosco, and also he stayed in Los Angeles many of the time. He returned to Denver in 1981 once he retired. In 1980 Tweedy married Marjorie S. Sargent, and also the pair spent summers in ~ the Madison Fork Ranch house they built in West Yellowstone, Mont. Tweedy was a trustee the the Colorado Nature Conservancy, among the organizers the Colorado external Bound School and a trustee that the Rocky Mountain facility for the Environment. He was an avid skier and also golfer and also loved come hunt and fly-fish. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, sarah T. Manning the Englewood and Katherine T. McGrath the Littleton; 2 sons, Christopher C. That Denver and also John B. Jr. That Boulder; a sister, Elizabeth Sykes the Knickerbocker, Texas; 3 stepdaughters, Crispin Sargent that Denver, Dorothy lengthy of Fayetteville, Ark., and Barbara mayo of Littleton; 2 stepsons, Ralph Sargent III that Denver and also W. Frederik Sargent that Littleton; and also six grandchildren. Contributions may be made come the Colorado Nature Conservancy or an additional charity. Post 29-Nov-99 Obituaries room written by Denver post staff members based on information listed by mortuaries and/or household members or friends.

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