Julie Zweck-Frascht

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Julie Zweck-Frascht, a resident of Durango and Mancos, died May 20, 2011, in Durango of internal bleeding related to liver and kidney failure. She was 46.

Ms. Zweck-Frascht was born to Gwendolyn and John L. Zweck on May 6, 1965, in Denver.

Ms. Zweck-Frascht graduated from Erie High School and later earned her associate’s degree from North Iowa Community College in 1997.

Ms. Zweck-Frascht was married. The marriage ended in divorce. The spouse’s name was not disclosed.

She later moved to Denver, where she worked as a governmental affairs assistant for United Airlines.

After moving to Durango in 2004, Ms. Zweck-Frascht worked as a customer-service representative for Frontier Airlines. She and her family moved to Mancos about a year ago.

A nature lover, Ms. Zweck-Frascht enjoyed hiking, camping, fishing and horseback riding. She also fondly remembered her days running both as a hobby and on her high school track team.

“Julie was beautiful inside and out. She loved her daughters unconditionally and was an incredible single parent and devoted grandmother,” her family said. “Her smile and laugh could light up any room.”

Ms. Zweck-Frascht loved unconditionally and lived her life to the fullest, her family said.

Ms. Zweck-Frascht is survived by her mother, Gwendolyn George, and stepfather, Stuart George of Durango; daughters, Chelsi Frascht of Mancos and Brandi Frascht of Fort Collins; sisters, Shari Rucker of Durango, Laurie Zweck of Eaton, Kathy Zweck of Hope Mills, N.C.; brother, Dan Zweck of Queen Creek, Ariz.; and a grandson.

A celebration of life will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Hood Mortuary in Durango. A reception will be held afterward.