Guido Meyer (June 27, 1955 — July 9, 2017)
Aspen native Guido Meyer, left us too soon on Sunday, July 9th. His kindness and generosity touched so many people. Guido was a loving father, devoted husband, and an amazing friend. His strength, wisdom and understanding guided his family and extended family.
Guido was born in Aspen on June 27th, 1955. He grew up in downtown Aspen and helped from a young age in his family restaurant. He had a colorful childhood as the son of Guido and Trudi Meyer, the owners of Guido’s Swiss Inn, also infamously known for “no hippies allowed.” After being a leader and talented athlete at Aspen High School, he then graduated from the University of Colorado.
He led a full and interesting life. He did everything from being a commercial fisherman in Alaska, to a general contractor, running a cabinet making business, managing commercial property, tree nursery owner, landscaper and rancher.
Guido was an avid outdoorsman, horseback rider, snowboarder/powderhound, and animal lover. His adventurous spirit led him to travel extensively around the world and he was fluent in several languages. He loved to learn throughout his life and was always trying new things, such as recently taking up bee keeping. He was a true renaissance man, possibly “the most interesting man in the world.”
He had a fun-loving spirit and a contagious laugh. Guido could make friends anywhere, even standing in line. It seemed he could converse about anything with anyone. Friends fondly remember stopping by for a beer at the ranch picnic table. Guido always had a positive, can-do attitude. He contributed to the community as a football, baseball and basketball coach and was involved in many other community projects.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Trish Meyer and children Conor (Jessica), Cassie (Riley) and Paul, his sister Rosie Wettstein and nieces and nephews, Stephanie, Danny, Ali and James.
His family is grateful for the outpouring of love and support from the community. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, July 15th, from 1:00- 4:00 at the Meyer Ranch located at Colorado Tree Ranch, 23655 Two Rivers Rd., Basalt. In lieu of flowers and gifts, please pay it forward in Guido’s spirit.
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