Barry Gaugler, 1949-2005 |

Barry Gaugler, 1949-2005

Former Routt County resident Barry Gaugler died Jan. 16, 2006, at his home in Maine after a brief battle with brain cancer. He was 56.

A Pennsylvania Dutch wood craftsman, Barry worked as a carpenter on numerous projects in the Yampa Valley, including the construction of Three Forks Ranch, the first phase of the Christie Club Condos, Eagle Ridge Lodge and the initial development at Lake Catamount. He also built houses in the Green Mountains of Vermont, Washington’s Puget Sound and the mid-coast of Maine. Barry lived in Routt County from 1990 to 1992 and from 1996 to 2003.

As an avid naturalist and bird watcher with a bachelor of science degree in biology, Barry reveled in the solitude of wild and desolate places, especially the high country of Northwest Colorado.

Barry is survived by his longtime companion, former Steamboat Springs attorney Bridget O’Rourke; his sisters, Linda Weber of Tunkhannock, Pa., and Susan Pirollo of Bristol, Pa.; and his brother, Mark Gaugler of Laureldale, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Stephens Indian Mission Foundation, P.O. Box 278, St. Stephens, WY 52425. Cards may be sent to 351 Lincoln Ave., Gardiner, ME 04345.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, 198 Western Ave. Augusta, ME 04330, or (207) 626-8100.

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