Guido Meyer |

Guido Meyer

Guido Meyer, a longtime resident of Aspen, Colo., died Saturday, July 20, 2002, following a brief bout with cancer. He was 85.

Mr. Meyer was born in 1916 in the Swiss town of Aarau. He came to America in the mid-1940s, after serving in Word War II as the cook for a company of American pilots. His first stop in North America was in Canada, but he quickly went to New York, and finally to Aspen, where he took a job as cook and investor at the Golden Horn restaurant.

Mr. Meyer served as a volunteer fireman, as magistrate for the town of Aspen in the 1960s and 1970s, and was one of the town’s original commercial developers.

Mr. Meyer and his wife, Trudi, also a Swiss immigrant, owned and operated the Crestahaus Lodge and owned a ski shop and a gift shop during their careers.

Mr. Meyer is survived by his wife; son Guido Meyer Jr., of Basalt, Colo.; daughter Rosie Wettstein, of Aspen; and grandchildren Stephanie, Alie and Danny Wettstein and Cassie, Conor and Paul Meyer.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. today at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aspen.

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