Gregory Scott Mount
On January 10th, 2016, Gregory Scott Mount, age 47, made an uncharacteristically quiet exit from his earthly life after a heroic three year battle with cancer, likely bounding into his forever home with a smile and a joke or two. Greg, or G$ to many, was born on March 9, 1968, in Newark, Ohio, to Richard L. and Patricia (Hess) Mount.
Greg attended Saratoga High School in Northern California, graduating in 1986. Greg then moved to San Diego to play football and transferred to Colorado State University.
Fort Collins became a permanent home for Greg after meeting Bethan S. Usrey while working at May Telemarketing. These two married on August 1st, 1998, and celebrated their 17 year anniversary last summer. Interestingly enough, their first date was at a little Italian restaurant named Cable’s End now known as Taps. Greg was an amazing son, brother, husband, father, coach and friend. Anyone who was lucky enough to know Greg knew how special he was. He could change the mood of a room just by being present. He made everyone feel at ease, comfortable and confident that they truly mattered. His quick tongue and sense of humor were hard to compete with.
His four children: Cody (16), Kaylee (12), Savannah (6) and Scarlett (4) all possess many of his wonderful attributes. Cody demonstrates his loyalty, Kaylee his generous spirit, Savannah his quick wit, Scarlett his iron will. Greg loved his entire family with his whole heart and was so proud of everyone he loved. Early on the Mount family motto became “Mounts never give up!” He was extremely close with his parents and younger sister (#1 sister) Brandi as well her husband, Justin. He loved his in-laws Ruth and Terry, his brother- and sister-in-law Dylan and Wendy and their children Kris and Elizabeth.
Sports were a huge part of Greg’s life, starting at an early age. In his younger days, G$ played baseball, basketball and football. As he got older, he focused his passion on his favorite sport, football, playing all four years at Saratoga High School (#53) and making lifelong friends during that time. If you knew Greg, you knew NOT to mess with THE Ohio State Buckeyes, CSU Rams, Cincinnati Bengals and, of course, The Fort Collins High School Lambkins, where he has coached for the last six seasons. Even while battling this horrible disease, Greg found so much happiness and joy in coaching the players at Fort Collins. He was proud to be a member of that team and loved his athletes like family. “I think being able to coach is incredibly therapeutic to me. Our whole team is a bunch of fighters. I’m trying to not let cancer dictate my life and the things I enjoy doing.”
Greg was extremely involved in the community and looked for opportunities to give back, especially to cancer organizations and charities. His favorite charity is Ram Strength in Fort Collins, Colorado, which supports local cancer survivors. He contributed a lot of his time working with this great organization.
Greg is survived by his wife, Bethan; his four children of Fort Collins Colorado; his parents, Patricia and Richard Mount of Carbondale Colorado; his sister, Brandi Cirell and her husband, Justin Cirell of Honolulu, HI; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, his niece and nephew.
A celebration of Greg’s life will be held at Harmony School in Fort Collins, Colorado, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2016, with a reception to follow. Please come dressed in your favorite sports team attire. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Greg’s name to ramstrength.org. Please visit Greg’s online memorial at http://www.allnutt.com.
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