Robert Edward "Teddy" Wetzel (2001 - 2017)

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Robert Edward "Teddy" Wetzel passed away on Aug. 5, 2017.
He was born Dec. 20, 2001, at Rose Hospital in Denver to parents Scot Thomas Wetzel and Charlotte Remick Wetzel of Denver (1994-2012) and Evergreen (2012-present).
Teddy attended Graland Country Day School, Bergen Valley Intermediate School and Evergreen Middle School, and was a rising sophomore at Evergreen Senior High School. A gifted and accomplished athlete in many sports, Teddy loved lacrosse and played the position of long stick midfielder for Evergreen, where he was named MVP. He also ran with the EHS cross country team and raced on the Evergreen ski team.
Skiing Colorado's mountains was a favorite adventure for Teddy, and he was recently selected to be an incoming member of the prestigious Copper Mountain Junior Ski Patrol. He was an accomplished waterskier, wakeboarder, and sailor, having completed sailing school on the Rappahannock River and Chesapeake Bay, where his maternal grandparents spend their summers.
He enjoyed playing golf and swimming at Hiwan Golf Club in Evergreen and Skyline Acres in Denver, as well as mountain biking and long-boarding with his brothers and friends.
Perhaps more than anything, Teddy loved to fly-fish, tie flies and spend time on the water pursuing many species of fish whenever and wherever possible. He was an amazing fly-caster, and his skills landed him fish around the world of all types including bonefish in the British West Indies, striped bass in Nantucket, tiger rainbows on Alaska's Kenai, and most of all, almost every species of trout in Colorado's many lakes and rivers. Those who saw Teddy fly-fish marveled at his fishing prowess and infectious enthusiasm.
Teddy loved spending time with his two brothers Charlie and William, and he was frequently found in the streams, mountains and forests of Colorado hunting, fishing, skiing, camping or exploring with them. They were inseparable and enjoyed true "Three Musketeer" status together in all their adventures.
Teddy's charismatic way and magnetic personality, coupled with his quiet confidence, genuine smile, thoughtful, loving and caring nature, and his truly gentle soul, drew everyone he met to him as a friend. We celebrate Teddy's life and the marvelous enduring legacy he left in the short time he was with us as our loving son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, godson, friend and teammate.
Teddy was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Edward Timothy Remick II of Richmond, Va., and is survived by his parents, Scot and Charlotte; brothers Thomas Charles Wetzel II and William Gwaltney Wetzel; maternal grandmother Katherine Gwaltney Remick of Richmond, Va.; paternal grandparents Thomas Charles Wetzel and Marni Len Wetzel of Littleton; aunts Tamara Wetzel Stone (Todd P. Stone ) of Denver and Kate Remick Kurtz (Patrick J. Kurtz) of Telluride; Uncle Edward Timothy Remick III (Anne R. Remick) of Anchorage, Alaska; and many cousins and extended family members.
A celebration of Teddy's life was held Aug. 11 at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, 1350 N. Washington St. in Denver.
The family invites everyone to contribute pictures to the group link Remembering Teddy: www.flickr.com/groups/teddy.
The family is establishing a new playing field at Evergreen High School to accommodate growing athletics. The site is secured, and plans are in place to install a new synthetic turf surface.
The family has established the Teddy Wetzel Memorial Fund at U.S. Bank in Evergreen and requests that in lieu of flowers, friends and family contribute to the field effort.
Please share memories and condolences at HoranCares.com.

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Published in Canyon Courier on Aug. 16, 2017
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