Sanctuaries in the Snow

The Lollie Shrine (Snowmass)

The Lollie Shrine is on Snowmass. 

She was born on March 13, 1940 in Peoria, IL, and died on March 9, 2016 in Basalt, CO.

A celebration of her life was held on August 7, 2016 in Snowmass Village, CO.

This obituary appeared in the Aspen Times on April 11, 2016:  Lollie Schweitzer.  Lollie Schweitzer, born in Peoria, IL 3/13/1940 – 3/9/2016.  She is survived by her five daughters, Staci Marie Stokes of Snowmass Village, CO Lisa Bellamy of Denver, CO, Jennifer Stark of Milwaukee, WI, Laurel Carini of Sherman Oaks, CA and Melissa Murrel of Newport Beach, CA.  She is also survived by her six siblings, Bill Morrisey of Jupiter, FL, Kay Morissey of Chicago, IL, Carol Kaphingst of Milwaukee, WI, Martha Morrissey of San Diego, CA, Paula Lerch of Basalt, CO and Patti Haney of San Diego, CA.  Lollie graduated from Appleton High School in Appleton WI and Marquette University’s School of Dental Hygiene.  Shortly after she married Joseph Carini of Milwaukee, WI where they made their home for many years and had five daughters.  Lollie came to Snowmass Village, CO in 1974 with her five girls and make their home there after the dissolution of her marriage to Joe Carini.  In 1982, Lollie married Boone Schweitzer and they lived in Snowmass Vlg. until they were divorced.  Lollie then moved to Basalt, CO where she made her home until her death.  In the 1980’s Lollie took the position of director of religious education at St. Mary’s Church in Aspen.  There she taught children and adults and supervised the other teachers.  When the Snowmass Chapel opened in 1987 she became the first director of that establishment.  There was no protocol at the time so they were figuring it out as they went along and Lollie was the bookkeeper, scheduled events, taught Sunday school and even did some of the services. She also started teaching “A Course in Miracles”.  After leaving the Snowmass Chapel, Lollie continued teaching the miracles course and started to provide spiritual counseling, her first love, and for many years wrote a column in the Snowmass Sun called “Love Lines” where she helped people solve the problems of life from a more loving perspective and hopefully find peace in their lives.  She eventually published her book, “Liberation Through Love” in 2011.  She enjoyed skiing, biking, hiking, golf, watercolor painting, her flower garden, reading and writing poetry and especially spending time with her grandchildren (who she described as the greatest joy of her life).  She also enjoyed being a tutor for English in Action and going to Music Festival concerts.  She will be missed by many.  A memorial service will be held in summer.  Donations can be made online to

Thanks to Staci Stokes for her help with this page.

Here are photos (taken in January 2017) of her Shrine (click on images to enlarge):


See below regarding the celebration of her life, which was held on August 7, 2016 in Snowmass Village, CO.  (Click on images to enlarge.)

Sanctuaries in the Snow

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