A life cut short is a tragedy. A life cut short due to emotional illness is double that. John Hastings Rogers Mohr was only 51 when the demons that had plagued him during five months of a first-time, deep depression finally overcame the will to live. Despite this double whammy to our hearts, we celebrate here a life lived full of love and during which a whole host of people came to love John dearly as he loved and served them with his big heart.
First and foremost was his wife, Naomi Catano Mohr. Married since 1999, their two children, Kellan 19 and Finn 14, were the center of their lives. John was a true husband and father to his kids. He loved just being in their presence and listening to them laugh and talk with their mom.
He and Naomi were fun-to-be-around, truly best friends who did basically everything with their boys. When not taking care of the home and a string of too-large canines, the four skied, snowboarded, waterskied, traveled and were almost always together as a tight-knit family.
Ever proud of his boys, John was always up for some backyard lacrosse, playing catch with the football or frisbee even if he was never successful getting them up early enough to "catch" the first chair on the slopes. Whenever they were sick, he was the go-to, ideal caretaker.
When not making Naomi laugh, he was helping cook dinner, doing laundry, or just playing with her hair. He was the ideal husband and his wife’s best friend, always humble, funny and the quiet, strong presence in any room.
John is also deeply missed by his mother, Alba Mohr, who he was always checking up on, his brother, Rob (Teresa) Mohr, nephews Dylan (Micah) Mohr and Collin Mohr. He is preceded in death by his brothers, Tommy and Ted, and his father, Tom Mohr.
John loved playing cribbage And card games. He’d been playing poker with the same group of friends since high school. He also made lasting and close friendships with people far and wide including his co-workers at IHC, University of Utah, and Ogden Regional who remember John as an RN who always, dependably got the job done while remaining cheerful, kind and witty…often in a snarky but fun way. Patients, families, and co-workers all adored him.
He will be deeply missed by not only by his family, but a lifetime of lifelong friends. There is a huge hole that will never be filled, and there will never be another John Mohr. He was truly one of a kind.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 14th at 11am at Washington Heights Church in Ogden, Utah. 1770 East 6200 South Ogden, Utah
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