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Norm Meyer in 2010.
Conifer icon Norm Meyer dies

Norm Meyer, 97, an iconic figure in the Conifer area, died Friday in his sleep.

Meyer, whose ranch property and Midway House act as a gateway into the Aspen Park area, also was an avid pilot. He and the community bid farewell to his Cessna 180 in August 2010 as it flew to its new home in Hotchkiss on the Western Slope. He was inducted into the Aviation Hall of Fame in 2011.

No memorial service is planned. Instead, a community picnic in memory of Norm will be planned for Conifer residents in the early summer of 2015 at the Yellow House.