Roy Darrell Loehr
1937 - 2021
BORN
1937
DIED
2021
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Callahan-Edfast Mortuary & Crematory - Grand Junction
2515 Patterson Rd.
Grand Junction, CO
Roy Darrell Loehr

December 11, 1937 - October 11, 2021

On October 11, 2021, Roy Darrell Loehr, the sweetest, kindest, man left this earth to join his wife. His joyful presence will be greatly missed by those who loved and knew him.

Roy was born in Montrose, Colorado, December 11, 1937, to Frank H. Loehr and Faye Thomas Loehr. He spent much of his childhood at the Homestead Family Ranch with his Aunt Esther and Uncle Clarence Wilkins. After graduating from Montrose High School in 1956, he attended Colorado, A & M, (CSU). He then went to work hauling uranium in Uravan, Colorado, where he met his soul mate, Audie Ruth Johnson, at the Soda Shop. They married June 21, 1959, and were inseparable until her death in December 2019.

Roy began driving for Rio Grande Motorway in 1963 and moved his family to Alamosa where he and Audie raised their four children on a small farm. In 1978, they moved back to the western slope, settling in Grand Junction with their family. After Rio Grande Motorway closed its doors, Roy drove for Ward Transport until his retirement in 2000.

Roy was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He loved the Lord and was active in his church. He will be remembered for always lending a helping hand, providing words of encouragement, and always listening with an open heart.

Roy was preceded in death by his wife; parents, and sister, Almina Skalla. He leaves behind his children, Cristal Loehr (Steve Phillips), Brenda Girodo (Tony), Darren Loehr (Cam), and Amy Kansgen (Mike); four grandchildren, whom he adored, Jace Kansgen, Ariel Girodo, (Chris) Ashley Girodo (Evan), and Stephen Phillips; nephew, Steve Skalla (Cindi), and cousin, June Harbig.

In lieu of flowers and food, please send donations to HopeWest. A private family service will be held at a later date.

Published by The Daily Sentinel on Oct. 24, 2021.
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