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Family mourns "˜Tigger'

July 20, 2009
Steamboatpilot.com: By all accounts, land-surveyor-in-training Brian “Tigger” Stothart was an elite boater, a funny guy and a thoughtful friend. But his real passion, friends said, was his wife, Valerie, and their children, Samuel and Sophia.

By Blythe Terrell

Steamboatpilot.com: Steamboat Springs - By all accounts, Brian “Tigger” Stothart was an elite boater, a funny guy and a thoughtful friend. But his real passion, friends said, was his wife, Valerie, and their children, Samuel and Sophia.

“In all the things he enjoyed doing, he was best at being a family man, being a dad,” Valerie Stothart said.

Steamboat Springs resident Brian Stothart, 35, disappeared June 13 while running the Encampment River in southern Wyoming with four others. Stothart was a C-1 boater, which meant he paddled a canoe. The group he was with found his boat, and Carbon County Sheriff’s officials found nothing.

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