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Tracy McLain died as the result of a car accident near Basalt on Dec. 16, 2005.

She was born June 24, 1960, in Denver to Doug and Arlyce McLain. Tracy lived in the Roaring Fork Valley all her life.

Tracy was a brilliant musician, forming her own band at the age of 17. She played with many of the musicians in this area as well as in several states, and has recorded several CDs. More recently, Tracy had become a beloved guitar teacher for many Basalt, Aspen and Carbondale school students. She enjoyed their musical accomplishments in the concerts she presented.

Tracy was an accomplished horseperson, going to state high school finals in barrel racing and winning many championships. She also taught western riding and barrel racing. One of her greatest pleasures was being horseback and riding in the wilderness.

Her two precious daughters, Kelley and Chelsea, were the biggest joy in her life, and she gave her unselfish devotion to them. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Tracy is survived by her daughters; mother Arlyce Kaufman; father Doug McLain; sisters Pamela and Afton McLain; brother Travis McLain; and her previous husband, Paul Scrivens.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Julie McLain.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to any Alpine Bank to the Tracy McLain Educational Fund for Kelley and Chelsea Scrivens, or mailed to 0016 Pinion Drive, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. Jan. 7, 2006, at the Basalt Middle School Auditorium, 51 School St. in Basalt.

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Farnum-Holt Funeral Home.

Ellis E. “Henry” Wallace, Lt. Col Ret. USAF

November 5, 1934 ” December 16, 2005

Henry Wallace passed away at his home in Eagle on Dec. 16, 2005.

Henry was born in Ratler, Texas, and raised in Miami, Ariz., where he met and married his wife of 50 years, Georgia “Gus” Woodburn Wallace.

Following graduation from Arizona State University in 1957 with a commission in the U.S. Air Force, he completed pilot training and spent 22 years serving in various flying and command situations. He retired in 1979, spent four years in Washington, and moved to Eagle in 1983.

Following retirement, Henry spent his time focusing on his greatest joy in life, his family. With his friendly and open manner he provided a model of integrity, kindness, involvement, and humor for everyone in his circle of contact. He will always be a presence with those he left behind.

Survivors include his wife; daughters Lori (Mark) Taylor and Tina Wallace; sister Pat (Howard) Baldwin; brother Wade (Gladys) Wallace; sister-in-law Lee (Mark) Stevenson; nephews James (Kim) and Grant; and grandchildren Ben and Jack Taylor.

In the spring, the family will have a memorial service in Arizona on the ranch where he was raised.

The family requests donations be made to the Vail Valley Mountain Hospice, P.O. Box 40000, Vail, CO 81658 or the Shaw Regional Cancer Center, 322 Beard Creek Road, Edwards, CO 81632.

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Farnum-Holt Funeral Home.

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