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June 26, 2011
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Marnie Jump, an A-Basin founder, dies at 92

Marjorie Brown "Marnie" Jump, 92, of Denver, formerly of Vail, died Thursday.

She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., to McCleane and Helen Brown. She was educated at the Ethel Walker School and Bennington College. She served in the Navy in World War II

After the war, she moved to Colorado, where she and her husband, Larry Jump, founded Arapahoe Basin Ski area.

Marnie was a member of the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. She became a full-time resident of Vail after her husband's death. She was a beloved member of the Vail community for nearly 20 years.

She attended the Church of Transfiguration. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a volunteer at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and Vail Valley Clinic.

Survivors include son McCleane Jump and daughters Patricia McCray and Alice Jump.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St John's Cathedral in Denver.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Church of Transfiguration in Vail.

Horan McConaty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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