La Plata County Sheriff's Office said on Friday that no foul play is suspected in a shooting last weekend that resulted in the death of Stacy Fuller Pazell of Vallecito.
Pazell suffered a gunshot wound to her head near the intersection of La Plata County Roads 502 and 501 on the evening of March 28. A handgun was found near her. Her husband, 46-year-old David Pazell was present during the occurrence. He told deputies that his wife shot herself.
He flagged down a passing driver, who called 911.
Stacy Pazell was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center, then flown to St. Anthony's Hospital in Denver, where she died Sunday, the sheriff's office reported.
An autopsy was performed Tuesday. While the results of toxicology reports are still pending, "the sheriff's office investigation does not indicate any criminal activity related to the incident," Lt. Dan Bender, a sheriff's spokesman, said in a press release.
David Pazell said he and his wife had been at a pool tournament at the Lake House at Vallecito.
The Pazells have two college-age children. Son T.J. was an athletic standout in football and track at BHS, graduating in 2013, while Mariah was an honor roll student.
Stacy Pazell worked at Amerigas, where she was known to many customers as a friendly customer service representative.
In an obituary in the Times, her family wrote:
"Stacy was a loving mother and a devoted wife. Stacy adored her children and was a passionate supporter of their many social and athletic activities. She also enjoyed camping, fishing and socializing with her friends."
No services are being held at this time.