In Memoriam

Hal Richardson

1943 ~ 2021

Harold (Hal) Richardson passed away on June 1, 2021 after a lengthy illness and almost 30 years of service with the Jackson Hole Snow King Ski Patrol, National Ski Patrol (NSP).  Hal was born in Salt Lake City, UT where his family owned and operated a small dairy farm and he developed his extraordinary work ethic, commitment to duty and loyalty to family – characteristics that served to provide him with a strong identity throughout the remainder of his life.

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.

Michal John Hoellein

1947 ~ 2021

Mike Hoellein, 73, passed away on May 18, 2021 at his home in Roy, UT. Mike began his 40+ years of patrolling in 1980 with the Heidelberg Ski Patrol of the European Division, National Ski Patrol.  While in Germany he also attained his National Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) registration in the pilot program for the area and served as Assistant Patrol Director and Treasurer for the Heidelberg Patrol, 1982-1983.  The Heidelberg Patrol recognized his service with the Outstanding Dedication Award.

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.

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.



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.