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Everett Leonard Irwin

Everett Leonard Irwin, of Carbondale, passed away Monday, Aug. 29th, 2005, after suffering a stroke on Aug. 21.

Raised in Wheaton, Ill., Everett trained in the U.S. Army before making a career as a Journeyman Ironworker. When he moved to Aspen in the late 1960s, he discovered his true home. As a night manager of the Steak Pit restaurant, co-owner of the Redstone Inn and maitre d’ at the Sopris Restaurant, Everett surrounded himself with scores of lifelong friends.

Further travels to Arizona, South Dakota and back to Illinois eventually led Everett back to his Colorado home recently, where he settled into retirement surrounded by friends old and new. He enjoyed good conversation, and his beloved dog, Cheyenne.

Everett is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Nelson; granddaughters Jessica and Emma, of Virginia; his dog; and his larger family of friends in the Roaring Fork and Crystal Valleys.

There will be a celebration of Everett’s life from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Carbondale Senior Housing Commons Building No. 4 (1250 Hendrick Dr.) Please come and share all the stories, fond memories and humorous anecdotes we know are out there from 35 years filled with a circle of friends.

Contact his stepson, Ted Churchill, at 625-2886 to assist with the celebration, share information or ask for details.

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