Gregory Charles Genuit
October 25, 1944 ~ May 19, 2016
Gregory Charles Genuit, 71, of Ouray passed away on May 19, 2016. He was an only child born in Newark, NJ on October 25, 1944 to Charlotte Gregory and Charles Genuit. He grew up in Burbank, CA, but lived most of his life in the beautiful mountains of Ouray.
Gregory began his career as a graphic designer at Lockheed in Burbank, CA. That is where he met his wife, Christina, of 44 years. In 1973, with a sense of adventure, they moved to Ouray along with new baby, Amy. They purchased Ouray Liquors and soon thereafter welcomed their second child, Matthew. Gregory was an active member of the community: a volunteer of the Ouray Mountain Rescue Team and served 20+ years on the Ouray Volunteer Fire Department. He always loved adventure, an avid runner and skier.
Later in life he continued to be a community volun- teer by driving the ambulance in addition to the Neighbor to Neighbor van. Never losing his sense of adventure, he loved to travel. He went on numerous cruises and made a yearly trip to the Indianapolis 500. Among his hobbies, he loved to golf and most afternoons you could find him soaking in the hot springs.
Gregory will be remembered by his conversations. He loved to talk and he was always ready with a story to share. His unique ability to engage people ensured that he was always surrounded by friends.
Gregory is survived by Christina Genuit, daughter Amy (Jeff) Rogers, son Matthew (Jackie) Genuit, and grandchildren, Trey, Griffin, and Sydney.
The family will be holding a private service. Memorial donations may be made in Gregory’s name to: Ouray Volunteer Fire Department, Ouray Mountain Rescue Team, Ouray County EMS, and Ouray Police Department.