Early Summit settler dies | SummitDaily.com

Early Summit settler dies


Alex D’Meza passed away on Feb. 24 in Evergreen after a long and valiant battle with Parkinson ‘s disease.He was 83 years old.D’Meza was a decorated veteran of World War II, and settled in Summit County in the early 1950s. He taught grade school in the old town of Dillon and was an instructor for the Willie Schaeffler Ski School at Arapahoe Basin. He later taught skiing at Silver Creek in Granby as well. Throughout D’Meza’s career in skiing, he managed ranches in both Summit and Grand counties where he merged his passion for horses and the Colorado outdoors. He was an unforgettable character and will be greatly missed. A memorial gathering will be held at the Old Dillon Inn in Silverthorne at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 23 to celebrate D’Meza’s life. Memorial gifts in Alex D’Meza’s name can be sent to: Colorado Horse Rescue, 10386 North 65th. St. Longmont, CO 80503.

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