February 28, 1965 - February 12, 2018
Service Date: February 17, 2018
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Community Church.
Gary Eugene Krabbe
February 28, 1965 ~ February 12, 2018
Gary Eugene Krabbe, 52 passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on February 12, 2018. While cancer was the cause of his early passing, he did not lose his battle but triumphed greatly in the way he lived each and every day.
Gary was born to Harold and Margaret Tabor Krabbe, on February 28, 1965 in Montrose and was a 6th generation Montrose County resident.
Gary graduated from Montrose High School in 1983, and in 2012 was awarded one of the Montrose High School Honored Alumni. Following High School he spent one year in South Africa as an exchange student with American Field Services. He learned to speak Afrikaans fluently and played Rugby for his High School. He attended Colorado State University and graduated with a Degree in Occupational Therapy and later became a Certified Hand Therapist.
Gary was the Founder and owner of In Motion Therapy. He loved his employees and took pride in working alongside them every day. He touched many patients’ lives with his positive attitude towards healing.
Gary met the love of his life Maryann Coman when they were in Junior High School. They were married on August 22, 1987 and had 30 wonderful years together. They traveled the world, hiked all over Colorado and made a habit of coffee dates every morning. He and Maryann found great joy in coaching many couples through Pre-Marital Counseling.
Gary loved being with his family and often would find adventure skiing, biking, hiking and backpacking with his family, friends, and his beloved dog Tucker. He was active in the Colorado Mountain Biking Association and “Krabbe Mountain Trail” on the Hogback was named in his honor. Gary was a member of Rotary and served a term as Rotary President. He was a Sunday School Teacher, Youth Group Leader, coached youth sports and played soft-ball for a number of years.
Gary is survived by his wife, Maryann and his three children, Lauren (Rob Spiewak) Krabbe, Ross (Catherine) Krabbe and Molly (Jason) Cooper. Also surviving: His parents, Harold and Margaret Krabbe, sisters Onita (Terry) DeJulio and JoAnn (Dave) Yngsdal, Grandmother Wanda Krabbe, as well as numerous beloved nieces & nephews, aunts, uncles & cousins. Maryann’s parents Rog and Marcia Coman and brother, Nick also survive.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Yates and Fern Tabor, Harold H Krabbe and cousin, Jimmy Tabor.
Favorite sayings he used and lived by… “Front row material, kids!” “Hurry every chance you get!” “You can do it!” and to Maryann, “Always kiss me good night!!”
Gary will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing and loving him.
Those wishing to honor Gary’s memory may make a contribution to www.Garykrabbememorial.com
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Community Church. Crippin Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.