David Douglas Stout (Eagle)

Born: Wed., Mar. 18, 1942
Died: Fri., Apr. 20, 2018

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Fri., May 04, 2018
Location: The Back Bowl

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David Douglas Stout, 76, died Friday morning, April 20, at his home in Eagle, Colorado. He was born on March 18, 1942, to Helene and Herbert Stout in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dave was president and CEO of General Liquors, a wholesale distributor in South Bend, Indiana, for 25 years. Active in the community, he was a founding member of The Samaritan Center and served on various boards. In 1988, he and his wife, Georgia, moved to Vail, Colorado where he purchased The Camera Shop in the former Crossroads. During that time, he became a professional photographer, frequently taking groups to Alaska to photograph wildlife. He led an adventurous life that included sailing, skiing, horse packing, bicycling and traveling around the world. Finally, in his retirement years, he worked for the Town of Vail transportation department.

He was very active in the lives of his children and grandchildren, loving nothing more than to gather the family for great feasting and story telling. Indeed, he was so charismatic that his children all followed him to Colorado.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Dickie and his grandson, Jamie Stout. He is survived by Georgia, his wife of 54 years, as well as his children David Stout (Jacqueline) of Twin Lakes, Margaret Ristow of Edwards, Elizabeth Wilking (Robert) of Morrison, Sarah Shelton (Michael) of Centennial as well as foster sons Minh Nguyen (Joan)of Huntington, Indiana, Binh Nguyen (Mysang) of South Bend, Indiana, and numerous grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Mary Atwood and Susan Silverman, both of South Bend.

He will be remembered as a loving, gregarious, generous man - larger than life. He lit up a room when he entered and was the life of the party wherever he went.

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Marijo (Peck) Huck
   Posted Sat April 28, 2018
It is always with sadness to add another classmate and friend, to our Memorial page. May all the memories you have made as a family comfort you in your loss.

Madeline Kirchheimer
   Posted Sun April 29, 2018
To Mary, Sue, Cindy, Bill & Stout family, Dave was a true "Dynimo". Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Dave. My thoughts & prayers are with you. All My Love, Madeline.

Koren Swanda Scott
   Posted Fri May 04, 2018
Dear Stout Family,
I saw the announcement of David's passing in Christ the King's newsletter. I have so many fond memories of your family. My heart is hurting for all of you and you will be in my prayers. My folks are gone as well, (John and Gwen Swanda). Please know there are people out there that are grieving with you. Much love and grace from God.
Koren Swanda Scott

Harry and Edith Taylor
   Posted Fri May 04, 2018
Our deepest condolences to all of Dave's family.
We always enjoyed his wonderful sense of humor and the stories he told.
He will be missed!
Harry and Edith

Pat Hammon
   Posted Sat May 05, 2018
Georgia, I am so sorry that I was out of town for the Celebration of Dave's life. I would have loved to have been there. I am thinking of you and sending all my very best blessings and prayers with light and love. Holding you in my heart, Pat Hammon

Carl Lindbloom
   Posted Tue May 08, 2018
So sorry to hear of Dave's passing. I was out of town at the time and missed the Celebration of Dave's life. Georgia and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Connie Roscoe
   Posted Thu May 10, 2018
Dear Georgia and family. I was saddened to hear of Dave's passing. My condolences to you and all your loved ones. I will miss his wit, laughter and generous nature.

Louise Hanley
   Posted Mon June 04, 2018
I am so sorry to hear about Dave's passing. I was out of town and am just hearing about this. He was one of a kind and will be missed!

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