In Memory of George Lohr

George E. Lohr ’53, a retired Colorado Supreme Court judge, died March 19, 2015, at a care center in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.p30-George-LohrBW

Lohr, 83, of Littleton, Colo., was born Oct. 31, 1931, in Gary to Earl and Gladys Lohr, graduated from Gary High School in 1949 and earned a degree in civil engineering from State. After serving two years in the U.S. Air Force, he married Paula Brewer in 1955 and then attended the University of Michigan Law School, from which he graduated in 1958.

He began his legal career in Denver at Davis, Graham and Stubbs. He later worked for Janns Corp. in California and Snowmass, Colo., then Real Estate Affiliates in Aspen, Colo.

In 1972, he was appointed to the 9th Judicial District, where he served for eight years and also served as chief judge for the district and water judge for Colorado’s 5th water division during the latter part of those years.

In 1980, he was appointed to the Colorado Supreme Court, where he served 17 years. After retirement he participated in Colorado’s senior judge program until 2006, when he fully retired.

Lohr was a member of the SDSU Distinguished Alumni class of 1998. In addition to being an avid outdoorsman, Lohr took interest in travel, reading, and arts and culture.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Paula. Survivors include his second wife, Roberta, whom he married in 1996; three children, seven grandchildren and a sister, Irene Reeve of Monticello, Minnesota.

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