Gary Alan Mohr - Class of 2017 Inductee


Gary Alan Mohr, M/D., is a 1970 graduate of Rice Avenue Union High School. Gary was a leader of his graduating class, serving as President of Student Council and Junior Class President. Gary graduated with honors and was a candidate for the National Merit Scholarship. Gary participated in many clubs and activities and was a member of the cross country and track teams. Gary married Christina (Wiser Kimmy), also a 1970 graduate of Rice Avenue Union High School, after they reconnected at a class reunion. Together they have eight children and nine grandchildren. 

Graduating from Penn State University in Pre-Med and Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia with his Medical Doctor Degree and completion of his family practice residency at Saint Vincent Health Center in Erie, Gary established a family practice in Colorado. Until 1998 Gary's family practice also included obstetrics. Gary is proud to say that he has delivered approximately 1000 babies. Not only has Gary maintained a successful private practice, Gary has worked with other local agencies providing care to those in need. Gary served for ten years as the Medical Director of ClearView of Colorado, a national referral center for treatment of women with substance abuse, eating disorders and co-dependency. Gary also served as the medical consultant for the Canon City office of the Colorado Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation for five years. Gary was the medical advisor to the Florence Volunteer Fire Department, the Penrose Volunteer Fire Department and the Andrew Ambulance Company for various periods throughout the 1980's. Gary was the Medical Director for the Canon City Pregnancy Center and the Medical Director for the Lighthouse Pregnancy Center in Westcliffe, CO. He published a weekly medical news column in the Canon City Daily Record.

Gary's love of the outdoors developed during his high school years continues and his hobbies are camping, backpacking, fishing, alpine skiing, mountain climbing, rafting, snorkeling, whitewater rafting, scuba diving, bike riding and shooting. Gary combined his love of climbing with his physician's degree by volunteering to be the physician providing medical support to the climbers on Mt. Everest in 2008 on the 35 mile trek from Lukla, to Nepal the Base Camp. Gary remained at base camp there to insure the climbers were covered for all medical needs. Gary "summated" Kala Pattar which was at 18,192 ft. above sea level. Gary has also climbed 25 of Colorado's 54 mountains that are 14,000 or greater feet above sea level. He "summated" Mt. Kilimanjaro in October of 2000. Gary used his skills as a skier to attend injured skiers as a member of the Monarch Ski Patrol and participated in the second largest search and rescue effort in Colorado history on Tanner Peak. 

Other interests of Gary include astronomy, genealogy (generated a family tree covering 12 generations, over 500 individuals), and coin collecting (collected 1406 of 1411 20th century American non-gold coins). Gary is listed in many publications of Who's Who and is a member of Mensa. Gary has been an active member of the Hope Lutheran Church since 1987 and currently serves as the Chairman of its Board of Elders. He has previously served as a Sunday school teacher, participated in Sunday worship in many roles, was involved in the youth and family ministries, and visited the Holy Land in 1998. Gary continues to live in Westcliffe, CO with his wife, Christina, and is still enjoying his work in his family practice and his many hobbies.

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