Alice Shaw died at her residence at The Valley Inn, Mancos on May 14, 2021, at the age of 91. Alice was known for her love of the mountains and all things Colorado. She was the founder, designer, and first owner of The Earthen Vessel in downtown Durango. She had a love of working with youth, and in her prime was a swimming instructor for cerebral palsy children, Pioneer Girl leader, piano teacher, and co-leader for a children of a divorce group. She was an avid vegetable gardener, photographer, and classical pianist. Highlights of her life were rafting down the Colorado and Green Rivers.
She was preceded in death by her late former husband, Ronald Yoch and her sister, Evelyn Fuchcar. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah (Charles) Bigelow and son, Randall (Karen) Yoch, as well as four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 10:00 am at Greenmount Cemetery, Durango.
Published in The Durango Herald on May 17, 2021.