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Janet Selina Sinclair Steed

Janet Sinclair Steed passed away unexpectedly June 15 at her home in Ruidoso, N.M. Janet was born in Aspen April 27, 1953, to Robert and Elizabeth (Oblock) Sinclair. She was raised on the family ranch with her three siblings in Brush Creek, now the Snowmass Golf Course and various subdivisions. Janet graduated from Aspen High School in 1971, then graduated from Western State College in Gunnison in 1977.Janet married Mike Steed on the family ranch on June 5, 1976. She and Mike moved to Ruidoso in 1977 and opened Steeds Ski Sports in 1980. Janet enjoyed raising her two daughters Selina and Skye, skiing and crocheting. Janet was also employed at Ruidoso Downs Race Track.Preceding Janet in death was her father Robert Prior Sinclair of Aspen and her brother, Bruce Prior Sinclair of Emma. Survivors include her mother; sisters Deanne (Phil) Hemman of Parachute and Barb Sinclair of Basalt; her two daughters, Selina (Jim) Schirle of Centennial, and Skye Steed of Gunnison; and Janet’s husband, Mike, of Ruidoso.Janet was an avid animal lover. She was especially proud of all of the Newfoundland dogs she had loved over the years, and of her 4-year-old Newfoundland, Raven.In lieu of flowers or cards, the family requests that donations be made to the Aspen Pitkin County Animal Shelter at 101 Animal Shelter Road, Suite 1, Aspen, CO 81611.A memorial service will be held at the former Sinclair family home at 3477 Owl Creek Road at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19. Attire is casual, and good walking shoes are recommended. A reception will follow at the Blue Lake Pavilion in El Jebel.


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