Paul R. Wurr, 70, Highlands Ranch, Colorado, was born on December 16, 1949, to Ivan Wurr and Delores Wenck. He passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020, after a 4-month battle with Stage 4 Melanoma.
Paul was born and lived in Iowa until he was drafted into the Air Force after High School. He was a trainer for the weather squadron and was stationed in Illinois, California, and Greenland.
After his Honorable Discharge from the Air Force he earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Economics at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California.
While completing his degrees he married his wife of 45 years, Sally Schaefer. During their 7 years in Eugene, Oregon, they had their daughter Meredith.
He went on to work for Traveler's Insurance Company for 18 years. He was transferred from Santa Barbara, California; then on to Eugene, Oregon; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and finally Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
Shortly after moving to Colorado he was given two choices, move to California or go out on his own. On January 1, 1995, he opened Paul R. Wurr and Associates, Inc. He went on to build a wonderful company and continued to do what he did with Travelers but on his own. The agents he worked with were his heart and soul. He enjoyed every moment of it.
In his final hours he was content to listen to the Boston Red Sox / New York Mets baseball game. We knew he would have preferred it to be his favorite St. Louis Cardinal. But they were not playing.
Paul was preceded in death by his father, Ivan, mother, Delores, step-mother, Joyce, brother, Dan, mother-in-law, Barbara Schaefer, and nephew, Paul Ryan.
He is survived by his wife, Sally and daughter, Meredith, father-in-law, Eugene Schaefer and his sisters: Wanda (Arizona), Debby (Iowa) and LuAnn (Wyoming), and many nieces and nephews.
Paul will be cremated, and his remains will be interred in the safe keeping of Horan & McConaty Cremation Gardens at 5303 E. County Line Road, Centennial, CO 80122.
He will be overlooking the Rocky Mountains that he dearly loved. Their spectacular cremation garden offers the serenity of flowers and water features. He loved working in his yard and will appreciate the beauty he will be surrounded with. He loved Colorado and we know he will rest in peace and would not want to be anywhere else.
Tremendous gratitude to the staff of kind and compassionate care givers with the South Metro Fire and Rescue, Littleton Hospital, Rocky Mountain Oncology and Dr. Lisa Gidday with New West Physicians/ Arapahoe Internal Medicine. This journey was filled with hope, compassion, and a fighting spirit. We cannot thank everyone enough for the outpouring of support.
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