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Memories & Milestones

Ann L. (Kohley) and John W. Spencer Jr. of Basalt recently celebrated their 50th anniversary.They were married Jan. 20, 1962, at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Naperville, Ill.Their children are John Spencer III of Basalt, Katherine (Doug) Spencer Inskeep of Longmont, Christine (Mike) Patch of Glenwood Springs, and Paul (Julia) Spencer of Basalt. There are seven grandchildren.Ann worked at Sunshine Preschool in Basalt for many years, and John founded Spencer Construction in 1975, building custom homes throughout the Roaring Fork Valley for 27 years. Now retired, Ann and John have volunteered as ambassadors on Snowmass Mountain for 16 years. Ann is active in her bible study, sewing group and sorority. John is involved in Lions Club and other volunteer organizations in the valley including Habitat for Humanity. They both enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, camping, travel and time spent with their children and grandchildren. They are members of St. Vincent Catholic Church in Basalt.Ann and John celebrated their anniversary with a family trip to the Oregon coast in August 2011 and a trip to Costa Rica in January.

Forest and Melissa Matis, of De Beque, are tickled pink to announce the birth of their sweet baby girl, Adalyn Mae Matis. Adalyn arrived at 7:33 p.m. Sept. 2, 2011, weighing 7 pounds, 8.5 inches, and was 201⁄4 inches long. Adalyn Mae is so loved by her Mommy and Daddy, as well as grandparents David and Debbie Miller of New Castle, grandparents Alan and Marge Mackey of De Beque, grandpa Russ Matis of De Beque, Uncle Jorge, Aunt Nicole, and big cousins Dominic, Derrick and Dakota Centeno, of Silt. Adalyn is a blessing from above, and lights up the world one gummy grin at a time.

Marge from the Garfield County Clerk & Recorder. Congratulations after 37 years with Garfield County (and 12 years with Lake County). Feb. 3 will be her last day.



Liz Velasquez and John Gacnik of Glenwood Springs are so excited to announce that their daughter, Sara Velasquez-Gacnik, has accepted the marriage proposal of her longtime boyfriend, Matt Banas. A fall celebration is planned. Sara is a CSU graduate currently working at Summit High School.Matt is also a CSU graduate. He works at Copper Mountain. His parents, Chris and Dawn Banas, live in Breckenridge.


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