Mary Catherine "Bunny" Rohrig
Bunny Rohrig of Rifle passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at her home surrounded by family and friends her last days. She was 63. Bunny fought a courageous battle, never losing her faith or sense of humor.Bunny was born April 9, 1944, in Leadville to Francis Michael and Emma (Fox) Cross. She graduated from Rifle High School in 1962. She married her high school sweetheart, Larry R. Rohrig, on April 14, 1963. She was a lifelong resident of Rifle. She worked at the Rifle Supper Club for many years and with her father in his local jewelry and microplastics businesses. She and Larry, along with her brother Bob Cross and other business partners, opened the Rusty Cannon Motel in 1981. She managed the business until the present.Bunny was a strong woman of faith. She was a longtime member of the First Assembly of God Church, taught Sunday school to children for many years, and was attending the New Creation Church. Bunny was blessed with the gift of playing the flute like no other and played on the church’s praise team for many years. She had a song for any occasion. She was always willing to lend a hand and touched many lives. She was a strong prayer warrior. She loved her grandchildren deeply, and they were the sparkle in her eyes. She will be greatly missed by her many family and friends.Bunny was preceded in death by a son, Raymond Deb Rohrig, and her father. Bunny is survived by by her husband, Larry; her mother, Emma Grantham, of Grand Junction; her daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Genaro Suarez of Rifle; her son and daughter-in-law, Bo and Traci Rohrig of Rifle; grandchildren Dallas and Colt Rohrig and Gabriel, Eliana, Miah and David Suarez; her brothers and sisters-in-law Bob and Judy Cross of Fort Worth, Texas, and John and Vicki Cross of Florence, Mont.; sisters and brothers-in-law Marsha Buske of Encinitas, Calif., Norma and Ron Becker of Florence, Mont.; many nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, Hooch.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at New Creation Church in New Castle, with Pastor Mark Bintliff officiating. A reception dinner to celebrate Bunny’s life will follow burial, officiated by Pastor David Ross.Memorial contributions may be made to the Missions Fund at New Creation Church.Farnum-Holt Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
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