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Hazel Ann Loushin

Hazel Ann Loushin of Carbondale, a longtime resident of Aspen, died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004. She was 77.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 5, at St. Mary’s of the Crown Church in Carbondale, with internment to follow at Red Butte Cemetery in Aspen. Officiating at the ceremony will be Father Tom McCormick, assisted by Deacon Albert J. Loushin, Father Tom Dentici, Father Tom Bradtke, Pastor Darrel Reeves and the Rev. Marie Gasau.

A potluck reception will be held after the graveside service at St. Mary’s of the Crown Church.



Mrs. Loushin was born March 9, 1926, one of three triplets born to Anna Lambertson and August Anderson. Her mother was an excellent seamstress and her father was a miner at the Midnight and Durant mines.

Growing up in Aspen, she loved to hike and climb the mountains, especially Shadow Mountain. She belonged to the Rainbow Girls and Eastern Star. She enjoyed music, and played clarinet in the high school band, and played piano, along with her brother Ray.



She graduated from Aspen High School in 1944 and went to nursing training at Presbyterian Hospital in Denver, graduating in 1947. She was hired as head nurse at Aspen Valley Hospital.

She married her childhood sweetheart, Frank A. Loushin, on July 6, 1950.

Later in life, she enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. She was a member of the Literary Club, where she had many wonderful friends.

Mrs. Loushin attended Aspen Community Church until she moved downvalley in 1994.

Her greatest joy was being a Universal Grandmother to many different children who brightened her days. They shared hours of laughter and games together.

She was preceded in death by her parents; by sisters Lilly and Ruth; and by a brother, Ray Anderson.

Mrs. Loushin is survived by her husband, Frank A. Loushin of Carbondale; by sons and daughter-in-law Albert Loushin, and Karl and Sharla M. Loushin of Blue Lake; by grandchildren David Marshall and Michael Marshall of Rifle, and Kaela Joy Loushin of Blue Lake; by a sister, Katherine Kaspar of Lakewood, Calif.; and by nieces and nephews Eddie Kaspar, Patti Harrington, Janice Popish, Mark Anderson, Lori Anderson, Tad Anderson, Brent Loushin and Debbie Loushin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Farnum Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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