Dillon resident, Duarte, dead at 37 | SummitDaily.com

Dillon resident, Duarte, dead at 37

Daily News staff report

Michael A. “Eddy” Duarte, 37, of Dillon, died Wednesday at his home.

He was born April 14, 1966, in Leadville. He grew up there, and graduated from Lake County High School. He later attended Mesa State College in Grand Junction for one year, and also attended an automotive specialty school in Missouri.

Duarte moved to Summit County in 1999. He married his wife Laura on Dec. 31, 1999. He loved people, and his 15-year job as a UPS driver allowed him to make many friends.

He loved being a prankster, and was always known for his smile. One of Duarte’s joys was working on classic cars. He was a member of the Elks, the Eagles and Teamsters Local 17.

He is survived by his wife Laura of Dillon; his father Max Duarte and wife Mary of Leadville; his mother Ruth Schafer and husband Henry of Las Vegas; his sister Jennifer Duarte of Laramie, Wyo.; his brother Patrick Schafer and wife Amanda of Denver; his mother and father in-law Carol and Gary Ashurst of Aurora; sisters-in-law Connie Brown and husband Brian of Aurora and Rose Ashurst of Fort Collins; brothers-in-law Shane Ashurst of Bryers and Daniel Ashurst of Missouri; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial Services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Annunciation Catholic Church in Leadville, with Jay Jung officiating. Services are under the direction of Rocky Mountain Funeral Home of Breckenridge, (970) 453-2233.

– Daily News staff report

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