Sanctuaries in the Snow

The Mother Alicia and Sister Norma Bench (Snowmass)

This bench is located in the Snowmass Mall.  A photo of it is below.

The following is stated on the back of the bench:  "In Loving Memory of Our Mother Alicia 'Mama' and Dear Sister Norma.  May They Rest In Peace."

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For a related item, also see this bench in Aspen near the corner of Garmisch and Main Streets.  A plaque on the back of this bench reads as follows:  "In Loving Memory of Our Mother Alicia 'Mama' & Dear Sister Normia.  May They Rest in Peace."  This is very similar wording to the bench in Snowmass, except that the Snowmass bench says "Norma" instead of "Normia."  Photos of this bench are below; click on images to enlarge.