Ramsay Merle Mohr died Aug. 1, 2017, as a result of an accident, while he was vacationing with his wife in Mexico. He was 64.
He was born Nov. 25, 1952, in Ames, Iowa, to Ralph and Ruth Mohr. His family moved to Crystal Lake, Ill., where he spent most of his childhood. After graduating from Cary-Grove High School, he attended the University of Northern Colorado. He graduated with a degree in botany.
He married Ginny Brady in 1976, at Sacred Heart Church in Boulder.
Mr. Mohr worked many different jobs -- carpenter, home project superintendent, irrigation system installer, rancher and truck driver. He moved his family to Hotchkiss in 1990.
He was diagnosed with multiple myeloma the summer of 2005. He survived two bone marrow transplants and the cancer was in remission at the time of his death.
He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, fishing, being in the mountains, camping, boating and snorkeling in the ocean.
He is survived by his wife, Ginny; sons, Brian of Edinburgh, Scotland, Chris (Rachel) of Denver; two grandchildren, Julia and Elliot of Denver; Robin (Deb) Mohr of Cary, Ill.; and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Ruth; his brother, Rick; his sister, Rue Welker; his mother and father-in-law, Bill and Janie Brady; sister-in-law, Mary Kay; and several uncles and aunts.
A celebration of life was held at the home of his son Chris in Denver, and was attended by Ginny's extended family. Another gathering was held at the home he built near Hotchkiss. At his request, no funeral service will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grand Mesa Oncology, DCMH, 1501 E. 3rd Street, Delta, CO 81416; Delta Orthopedics, 257 Cottonwood St., Delta, CO 81416; or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, PO Box 12268, Newport News, VA 23612.
Two fatal accidents occurred in Delta County within a two-day span last week.
Casey Gillenwater, 25, of Delta was killed the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 13, in a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 133 outside of Hotchkiss.