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Stephen "Custy" Custenborder

Stephen “Custy” CustenborderJuly 3, 1948 – May 4, 2004Stephen “Custy” Custenborder, 55, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at his longtime home up the Fryingpan in Basalt.He graduated from Palos Verdes High School in Tucson, Ariz., where he was the state gymnastics champion on the rings. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He then made the Roaring Fork Valley his home for more than 30 years.Custy worked and lived at Gretl’s restaurant on Aspen Mountain in the early 1970s and trained as a carpenter at Colorado Mountain College. He became an expert finish carpenter.A member of the Sierra Club and Trout Unlimited, he was an avid outdoorsman, skier, hiker, backpacker and an exceptional fly-fisherman. Fly-tying, camping, boating and visiting with friends in person or by e-mail were also his passions.He is survived by his mother, Jean Custenborder, and will be greatly missed by friends who held him in great esteem.A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at Fisherman’s park on Two Rivers Road near the upvalley entrance to Basalt. A potluck barbecue will follow at 120 E. Sopris Drive in Basalt. Call 927-3274 for information.A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at Fisherman’s park on Two Rivers Road near the upvalley entrance to Basalt. A potluck barbecue will follow at 120 E. Sopris Drive in Basalt. Call 927-3274 for information.


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