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Gary L. Bohrer

March 14, 1940 — July 15, 2023

Ramah, Colorado


Gary Leon Bohrer, 83, of Ramah, Colorado passed away July 15, 2023 at home.  Gary was born March 14, 1940 at Las Animas, Colorado to Raymond and Lena Bohrer. He joined the National Guard at an early age and served 3 years. After his service, he moved to Simla, Colorado where he became a welder for Nichols Tillage Tools until the company moved. He worked evenings and weekends at the Smithfield Angus Ranch. Gary was a Certified Ferrier.

Gary married Harelita Zentz June 15, 1963. They made their home in Ramah, Colorado. Gary served on the town council and was Mayor of Ramah for 10 plus years. Gary retired in 2004 from the El Paso County DOT, where he was a truck driver.

Gary enjoyed raising and breaking horses, riding bulls at the county fair, traveling, camping, fishing and hunting. He was thrilled when his grandson Rusty and his wife Shayna made him a great grandfather to triplet daughters, Ava, Becca and Layna.

Gary is survived by his wife of 60 years, Harelita; Son Kelly and his wife Brenda and their sons Mathew and Tyler and his wife Mar and their son Nolan; grandson Rusty and his wife Shayna and their daughters Ava, Becca and Layna; brother Larry and his wife Kandy; sister Nita Hess; brother Ronnie and his wife Bonita and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by son Gregory; parents Ray and Lena Bohrer; parent in-laws Harold and Dorees Zentz; sister in-law Evelyn Spaulding.  

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Saturday, July 22, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Mountain time)

Liberty Plains Baptist Church

604 Summit St., Simla, CO 80835

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