Meet the PEOPLE behind the counter
Over the last 84 years, many faces have appeared behind The Taffy Shop counter all working hard to prepare and serve a great old recipe introduced by Lowell Slack in 1934. Too many faces to share here, but if you like this kind of stuff, take a look at the video we did for the 80th anniversary, and listen to some of the old timers tell stories for a sweet trip down memory lane (link below).
TOP LEFT: Lavona & Lowell Slack (she was the funny one) in about 1981
TOP RIGHT: Sharon greets customers while tidying up the store (2019)
BOTTOM RIGHT: Erin models the current apron, and Dave takes a break from wrapping (2016)
BOTTOM LEFT: Kathy sets up the window in her uniform dress and apron (1970s)
VIDEO: Watch past customers and employees
talk about their time at The Taffy Shop
More stories and videos about The Taffy Shop
Rest in Peace, Lavona
An end of an era has come for the Slacks, founding family of The Taffy Shop. Founder Lowell Slacks second wife, and only remaining Slack family member, Lavona, died at her home Sunday August 25, 2019. She was 92 years old. Lavona Ellen Graham was born December 30, 1926 in Fannin County near the community of Hudsonville, TX. In her earlier days, she was a model for Nieman-Marcus. Lavona moved to Estes Park in 1960. On March 4, 1964 she married widower Lowell Slack at the Community Church of Estes Park (now the site of The Old Church Shops in downtown Estes Park). Lavona joined Lowell in running the original Taffy Shop downtown and the two were involved in Estes Park social and civic activities. The couple traveled extensively throughout the world. Memorable trips were aboard the Queen Elizabeth II and earlier this year to Ireland. Lavona was preceded in death by Lowell and daughter Thana Kurrle and son in law Buzz Kurrle, her parents, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Lavona’s life will be celebrated on Sunday September 29, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at her home at 850 So. St. Vrain Avenue. (Image above: Lavona, during her 'bucket list' trip to Ireland earlier this year)

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