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Obituary: Aspen Leigh Gaswint Resburg

July 26, 1973-July 13, 2013

Aspen was born in Carson City, NV and raised in South Lake Tahoe, CA, with her two sisters Jessika and Amy. She met both her first husband Zachary Child, and second husband John Resburg in Lake Tahoe.

She loved gardening, camping, music, interior design, and was a self-taught naturally gifted painter. Her inspiration came from two of her lifelong loves, art and nature. Inspired by water and light her paintings expressed the many unique ways she viewed her world. She started drawing at a very young age and grew into her sense of experimentation and originality. As a believer that a painting speaks for itself without explanation, art is where she found much joy and peace.

Aspen is survived by Son, Sky Child 21 of Albuquerque, NM; Son, Ashtian Resburg 17 of South Lake Tahoe; Grandson, Sirius 3 of Albuquerque, NM; Father, Lee Gaswint of Lenore, ID; Mother, Misty Tooker-Gaswint of South Lake Tahoe; Sister, Amy Gaswint Foster, Temecula, CA; and Grandmother Betty Cole-Graham of Reno, NV.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Jessika Gaswint Cook in April, 2012; grandparents, Al and Donna Gaswint, and grandfather Warner E. Tooker.

The words to this song sung and composed by John Resburg describe perfectly what she was to us, all her family.

“And blessing the forget-me-nots and little life lessons

You taught us to live boldly, how to love deeply and when

You laugh at something, don’t be half ass, laugh completely.

You are our little wildflower, your Momma’s little wildflower.

Most of all we give thanks for “our” boys, your nieces and your nephews

Who always brought you joy.

You taught them how to live boldly, how to love deeply and when

You laugh at something, don’t be half ass, laugh completely.

You are nature’s real wild child

Mom and Dad’s little wildflower. Aspen Leigh: you will always be

Our little wildflower.”


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Sep 10, 2013 03:51PM Published Sep 9, 2013 03:16PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.