Matthew Albert Buhr 44, of Ordway CO, passed away on August 15, 2018 at his family ranch north of Ordway. Matt was born June 12, 1974 in Raton, NM to Bert and Vickie Buhr.
Matt was a lifelong rancher. He was born into a ranching family and carried on this long family profession. He also served for six years as a Colorado Brand Inspector at the La Junta district. He loved the ranching way of life and the values it stood for, but his true love was sharing it with the love of his life, Melissa.
Matt graduated from Crowley County High School in 1992. His fondest school memory was winning the 2A state baseball title his senior year. He attended Northeastern Junior College for a short time, but knew that ranching was what he wanted to do. Matt loved his community where he volunteered several years to coach youth baseball and basketball, served on the Crowley County Recreational board, served two years on the Crowley County School Board and was serving on the FFA Advisory Board.
On November 27, 1993, he married Melissa, childhood sweethearts that truly were each other's best friends. They were blessed with two children, Dally and Bryce.
Nothing made Matt happier than sharing a joke and a laugh with family and friends. He lived life to the fullest and never met a stranger. He was very proud of his kids and their accomplishments and boasted about his grandkids any chance that he got, they were the apple of his eye.
Survivors include his wife, Melissa; son, Bryce (Corley) Buhr of the family home; daughter, Dally (Kyle) Maier of Cheraw, CO and their two kids, Kayson and Josie; father and mother, Bert and Vickie Buhr of Sugar City; father and mother-in-law, Marlin and Cheryl Mason of Ordway; brother, Dan (Kellie) Buhr of La Junta and their children, Sidney, Wyatt, Weston, Sadie and Sidney’s son Waylon; brother, Shawn (Desta) Buhr of Sugar City and their children, Tritt, Duke and Joni; brother-in-law, Shane (Kaci) Mason of Sugar City and their children, Loganne, Laynee and Landree; and his grandmother-in- law, Shirley Ringle of Ordway.
Proceeding Matt in death are his grandparents, Bob & Marianna Buhr, Frank & Phylis Adams and his grandparents-in-law, Ernest & Betty Mason and Bill Ringle.
Matt leaves behind many friends and family and more than anything else, would want you to celebrate his life with joy and live out your life in this same way.
Funeral services will be Monday, August 20, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the River of Life Fellowship in Ordway with Pastor Jeb Brown officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, August 19, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Peacock Memorial Chapel in La Junta. Graveside service will be Monday, Aug. 201, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. at the Little Patch of Heaven Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home & Arkansas Valley Crematory is in charge of arrangements.