Services Saturday for Rex ‘Skip’ Emery |

Services Saturday for Rex ‘Skip’ Emery

Nicole Formosa

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the Silverthorne Elks Lodge for Rex “Skip” Emery, a longtime resident of Summit County who died Monday of heart failure.Emery was raised in Leadville and moved to Summit County in 1984. He worked at Eddie Bears in Silverthorne and most recently was the bookkeeper at the Conoco in Dillon. “He had a lot of friends in Summit County,” said Emery’s hairdresser and friend Tina McGow. “He was like a fixture around here.”Emery’s favorite hangouts of late were Pug Ryan’s and Bob’s Grill on the Hill in Wildernest.He had worked at the Conoco for many years and was a familiar face for those stopping in for a cup of coffee or a newspaper.”He was just always there. He was never late to work. He never missed a day of work,” McGow said.Emery was born Oct. 29, 1946, in Danville, Va., and lived in Scottsbluff, Neb., until 1963, when the family moved to Leadville.He graduated from Lake County High School in 1965 and from Adams State College in 1970.Following his college graduation, he returned to Leadville, where he lived until 1984.Emery joined the Elks in 1968 and was an active member of both the Silverthorne and Leadville clubs. He was elected exhaulted ruler in 1988.He is survived by his mother, C. Jean Emery Sullivan of Westminster; his sister, Sharon Emery-Johnstone of Highlands Ranch; and two brothers, Bruce C. Emery of Westminster and Mark P. Emery of Steamboat Springs. Other family members include stepbrother Mike Sullivan, stepsisters Kathi Sullivan Del Norte and Marti Sullivan, Travis Bartell, Rex C. Emery, Carrieann Stutz, Tamara Bartell and Heather Mason.A reception will follow the memorial service. Memorial contributions can be made to the Silverthorne Elks Lodge or the Leadville Elks Lodge.

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