GARY ALAN MOHR
CLASS OF 1970

 

Gary Alan Mohr, M.D., is a 1970 graduate of Rice Avenue Union High School. He was a leader of his graduating class, serving as Junior Class President and then President of Student Council. Gary graduated with honors and was a candidate for the National Merit Scholarship. He 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.

  After graduating from Penn State University in Pre-Med he attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia where he earned his Medical Doctor degree. Upon completion of his family practice residency at Saint Vincent Health Center in Erie, Gary established a private family practice in Colorado. Until 1998 his family practice also included obstetrics. Gary is proud to say that he has delivered over 1000 babies. Not only has he maintained a successful private practice, he has worked with 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. He 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 1980s. He was the Medical Director for the Canon City Pregnancy Center and is currently the Medical Director for the Lighthouse Pregnancy Center in Westcliffe, CO. He published a weekly medical news column in the Canon City Daily Record. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Medical Society. He is an assistant clinical professor in family medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Gary’s love of the outdoors developed during his high school years and continues today. His hobbies include camping, backpacking, fishing, alpine skiing, mountain climbing, snorkeling, whitewater rafting, scuba diving, bike riding and shooting. Gary combined his love of climbing with his physician’s degree by volunteering to be a physician providing medical support to the climbers on Mt. Everest in 2008 on the 35 mile trek from Lukla to Everest Base Camp. Gary remained at base camp to insure the climbers were covered for all medical needs. While there, he summited Kala Patthar which is 18,514 feet above sea level. Gary has also climbed 25 of Colorado’s 54 mountains that are greater than 14,000 feet above sea level. He summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, 19,341 feet, 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 include astronomy, genealogy, and coin collecting (collected 1408 of 1411 20th century American non-gold coins). Gary is listed in many publications of Who’s Who and is a member of Mensa. He 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.

Individual: (click on name to see inductee’s biography)
Caroline Veith (1956)
Craig Miller (1980)
Gary Alan Mohr (1970)

Posthumous:
Robert H. Bowen (1956)