Obituary: Karl Howard Easterly |

Obituary: Karl Howard Easterly

Karl Howard Easterly


Karl Howard Easterly, 95, passed away in Silverthorne on New Year’s Day 2015. He was preceded in death by his brother Verald Easterly.

The Easterlys were expert skiers and featured in a television episode of “You Asked For It,” skiing behind a helicopter and doing stunts now considered extreme skiing. Karl was a member of the Over the Hill Gang and skied until he was 90. They both skied at Arapahoe Basin the first week it was opened. Karl and Verald Easterly participated in many Senior Center activities.

Karl enlisted in the Navy during World War II and he and brother Verald served together as radiomen on the USS DE Thomas in the South Pacific. He was able to go on an Honor Flight for WWII veterans to Washington, D.C., in May 2013.

A military service is planned for Memorial Day weekend in Gunnison.

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