obituary John Bayard Tweedy Denver business executive and lawyer, 78 John Bayard Tweedy, 78, well-known Denver business executive, lawyer and one of the founders of th…e Vail ski resort died on Friday Nov. 5th, 1999. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The service will be at Ascension Episcopal Church, East Sixth Avenue and Gilpin Street. Tweedy fell in love with Colorado after training here in the 1940s with the 10th Mountain Division, a U.S. Army division that trained near Leadville for service in the Alps. Tweedy never served in Europe during World War II, but he was given intelligence training by the U.S. government and served in the Burma jungle. He and friends from the 10th Mountain returned to Colorado after the war and became the nucleus of Vail Associates, which created Vail. Tweedy, whose father was a mining engineer, was born July 31, 1921, in Porto Velo, Ecuador, where his father was working for an American company. When Tweedy was a young child, his family returned to New Jersey, where he attended grade school. He earned his high school diploma at St. Paul's School in New Hampshire, his college degree at Princeton and his law degree at Columbia Law School. He married Helen B. Chenery in 1949, and the couple had four children. Tweedy directed Meadow Stud Inc., the Chenery family thoroughbred racing stable. It produced the 1972 Kentucky Derby winner, Riva Ridge, and the 1974 Triple Crown winner, Secretariat. The Tweedys divorced in 1973. He practiced law in Denver from 1950 until 1971, during which time he also served as chairman, general counsel, treasurer and vice president of Vail Associates. In 1971 he left Denver to become an executive with the Oil Share Corp., which later became Tosco, and he lived in Los Angeles most of that time. He returned to Denver in 1981 when he retired. In 1980 Tweedy married Marjorie S. Sargent, and the couple spent summers at the Madison Fork Ranch house they built in West Yellowstone, Mont. Tweedy was a trustee of the Colorado Nature Conservancy, one of the organizers of Colorado Outward Bound School and a trustee of the Rocky Mountain Center for the Environment. He was an avid skier and golfer and loved to hunt and fly-fish. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Sarah T. Manning of Englewood and Katherine T. McGrath of Littleton; two sons, Christopher C. of Denver and John B. Jr. of Boulder; a sister, Elizabeth Sykes of Knickerbocker, Texas; three stepdaughters, Crispin Sargent of Denver, Dorothy Long of Fayetteville, Ark., and Barbara Mayo of Littleton; two stepsons, Ralph Sargent III of Denver and W. Frederik Sargent of Littleton; and six grandchildren. Contributions may be made to the Colorado Nature Conservancy or another charity. Posted 29-Nov-99 Obituaries are written by Denver Post staff members based on information provided by mortuaries and/or family members or friends. Obituary information may be sent to Newsroom, The Denver Post, 1560 Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80202. Please write the word Obituary on the envelope. From the Princeton alumni weekly .
John Bayard Tweedy class of '43 Published in July 5, 2000, issue .
Jack died of stroke complications on Nov. 5, 1999, at the age of 78. Born in Ecuador and raised partially in New Jersey and Texas, he was one of the original organizers of the Outward Bound School. Jack prepped at St. Paul's. On campus he was a member of Ivy Club. During WWII he fought with the OSS, operating behind Japanese lines in Burma. A graduate of Columbia law school, Jack practiced business law in Denver from 1950-71. He later became an executive with the Oil Shale Corp. He served as chief legal officer, acquired two of its major refineries, and ran its coal division. Jack availed himself of the many friendships he had made while training with the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo., to bring into being the famed Vail Ski Resort. In 1950 he married Helen B. Chenery, with whom he had four children. A divorce ended that union in 1973. In 1980 Jack married Marjorie Sargent, who survives him. Also surviving are two daughters, Sarah Manning and Katharine McGrath, two sons, Christopher and John Jr., his sister and her husband, Dr. and Mrs. Edwin M. Sykes Jr. To the entire family we offer our deepest condolences. The Class of 1943. ( Full Answer )