Eugene David Lorig Sr. died at his home in Paonia July 23, 2016. He was 89.
Lorig was born in Telluride Feb. 6, 1927, and grew up in both Telluride and Durango. He served in the Army Air Force following the end of World War II. He graduated from Western State College in Gunnison before working at a gold mine in Telluride and oil fields in Rangely. He then graduated from Westminster Law School in Denver and practiced law in Eagle and Longmont before retiring in Paonia in 1997.
Mr. Lorig enjoyed hiking, mountain climbing, cross-country skiing and bicycling. He also enjoyed travelling with his wife of 58 years.
He was active in several causes supporting the Humane Society in Longmont, a medical clinic in Eagle, and the Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia. He was also instrumental in the successful campaign against the proposed Adam's Rib ski area near Eagle.
He is survived by his wife, Margo; four children, Darrah (Clay) Miller, Dorothy, David and Kenyon Lorig; and four grandchildren, Bryce and Brandon Miller, and Arthur and Madgalene Rickard.
He was a longtime hospice volunteer and hospice attended to him at the end of his life. Donations may be sent to HopeWest, PO Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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