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Briece A. Arlian

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March 13, 1908 – November 1, 2004Briece A. Arlian, 96, passed away Monday, Nov. 1, in Yuma, Colo.Briece was born March 13, 1908, to Laurent and Josephine Arlian in the village of Saguignod near Aosta, Italy. He arrived in America with his mother and two sisters, Margaret and Jennie, in 1914 one day after his sixth birthday. Two sisters, Palmira and Linda, were born in Aspen after the move to America. He grew up on a ranch on Little Woody Creek near Aspen. He married Della Stringer on May 16, 1942. In 1946 they bought the Arlian Ranch at El Jebel (which is now the Blue Lake subdivison), where they raised a family of six children and ranched until 1966. He lived in the El Jebel area until 1986, then moved to Denver to be closer to his children.Briece is survived by four sons: Douglas and his wife, Sharon, of Anchorage, Alaska, Larry and Nancy of Yellow Springs, Ohio, Ronald and Shalah of Broomfield, and Alvin of Foxfield; a daughter, Elaine and Ray Nieslanik of Yuma; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Linda Nelson of El Jebel; four nieces and nephews; and many friends.Briece was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years; daughter Peggy; daughter-in-law Dottie; and sisters Margaret Arlian, Palmira Favre and Jennie Arlian.Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at Farnum-Holt Funeral Home, 405 W. Seventh St., Glenwood Springs, with interment in Red Butte Cemetery in Aspen.Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at Farnum-Holt Funeral Home, 405 W. Seventh St., Glenwood Springs, with interment in Red Butte Cemetery in Aspen.


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