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Alfred & Ruth Vail

Alfred & Ruth Vail

Alfred Dean Vail, 90, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2017, in Northglenn, Colorado. He was born on July 12, 1927, in Medina, NY, to Clarence Dean Vail and Berenice Ellicott Vail. Alfred grew up in a rural area of Shelby Township in western NY. He graduated from Medina High School in 1945 and went on to the University of Colorado in Boulder. He had a notable career in the aerospace industry, enjoyed skiing, and had a passion for automobiles and airplanes.

Ruth Ann (Myers) Vail, 90, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2024, in Arvada, Colorado. She was born on June 17, 1933, in Brooklyn, NY, to Lester James Myers and Inez Ruth (Boyle) Myers. Ruth grew up in western New York, graduated from Medina High School in 1951, and went on to Buffalo State Teachers College. She dedicated her career to elementary school teaching and volunteered at Denver International Airport.

The couple married on July 3, 1955, and moved to Sun Valley, Idaho where they began to raise a family. They relocated to Denver, Colorado a few years later. The family then moved to Northglenn, Colorado, where Al and Ruth would reside for nearly 60 years. Their marriage was marked by shared adventures, extensive travel, and active participation in their community and church. 

Together, they created a loving home and raised four sons. They are survived by two of those sons, three daughters-in-law, grandchildren and a great-grandchild, Al’s sister, Ruth’s brother, nieces and nephews, and extended family. Alfred and Ruth’s legacy continues to be felt through the lives they touched and the family they nurtured.

A graveside committal service to honor both Alfred and Ruth will be held on Saturday, June 15 at 11:00 AM at the Mt Pleasant Cemetery in West Shelby, NY, where they will be laid to rest together, symbolizing their enduring partnership and love.

Local arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. 

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