In Memoriam

Karen Colclough of Wilson, Wyoming, died while on a church mission trip in Nicaragua on April 12, 2014. She was 37 years of age.

Raised in Lynnfield, she was the daughter of Douglas E. Colclough and Janet (Russell) Colclough, and the sister of Michael Colclough.  Karen was an honors graduate of Lynnfield High School, and an honors graduate of the University of New Hampshire.

 

GEORGE FELIS 1931 – 2019 

 

After 55 years of active patrolling, George Felis passed away on June 19, 2019 following an eight month struggle with organ failures resulting from a systemic infection subsequent to a minor medical procedure. We know George is now effortlessly skiing the “white smoke” of the Wasatch, always with crisp temperatures and blue bird skies. 

Barbara D. Campbell

Barbara D. Campbell, 85, passed away at her home in Providence on Oct. 17, 2012.

Barbara was an avid skier and joined the Beaver Mountain Ski Patrol as an auxiliary patroller. At the time Barbara joined the ski patrol, auxiliary patrollers were not part of the National Ski Patrol. Barbara encouraged and lobbied the NSP to allow auxiliary patrollers to be part of the system at NSP ski areas.

George W. (Judd) Preston

 

The Beaver Mountain Ski Patrol and the Intermountain Division lost a true icon on May 20, 2019, with the passing of George W. (Judd) Preston.  Judd started patrolling in 1948 when he was 16 for the fledging Beaver Mountain ski area near Logan, Utah. Over the next few years while also patrolling, he assisted the hill owner, Harry Seeholzer, in installing a rope tow, a T-Bar, and finally a chair lift.  He was a member of the Beaver Mountain Ski Patrol for 60 years, except for three years while he was on active duty as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force, when he patrolled with the Terry Peak Ski Patrol in South Dakota. Judd served his first term as Patrol Director from 1953 to 1955.  He was instrumental in the Beaver Mountain Patrol joining the National Ski Patrol system in 1954.

Gary Jay "G.J." Stone, Jr. was born Feb. 3, 1975 and passed away Oct. 20, 2015.

He grew up in Troy, Michigan and from an early age he had a passion for snow and the outdoors. Winter weekends were spent skiing with his best friend, his dad. He was an accomplished Olympic-hopeful mogul skier.

Our dear friend and fellow Park City Mountain Resort patroller Keith Bates passed away at the age of 79 in his home on October 14, 2013. Keith was an original member of Park City Mountain Resort’s mountain patrol since its first season in 1963 (then known as Treasure Mountain). He was the longest tenured patroller at Park City Mountain Resort and made many lifelong friends with a half century of continuous patrolling.