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Michael Ray Worrell

July 30, 1971 — July 11, 2022

Michael Ray Worrell, passed away peacefully at the age of 50 surrounded by family on July 11, 2022, at Mercy Regional Medical Center due to a brief illness.
Mike came into this world on a starry July night in 1971 to Jesse and Louanna Worrell soon to meet his big sisters, Cynthia and Sandra. Mike was only a year old when the family moved to Van Horn and Ingram Texas in 1972. Growing up, Mike was always up to something whether that be sneaking out of the house to hang with friends or playing with water moccasin & copperhead snakes in Texas. He was a rambunctious little boy with not a fear in the world. The family later moved back to Cortez, CO when Mike was four years old in 1974; soon after the family moved into their forever home in 1978.
Mike went on to attended Kemper elementary school, then to the Cortez middle school. One of his many accomplishments was graduating high school in 1989. After graduating he helped his father with their automotive business, which is where he found his love for being a mechanic. The more he collaborated with his father the more he learned about himself and his passion for rebuilding hot rods. Mike had many jobs which included being a hunting guide and carpenter. He was married twice, bringing three children into this world. Mike loved all his kids dearly and would do anything he could to help them. But most of all he loved his children unconditionally. Mike was hardheaded and strong willed but combined with that he was the most loving and caring, kindhearted person you could ever meet. He would go out of his way to help anybody whether you were a stranger or his own blood he would give the shirt off his back if that meant helping. Mike was also a rough and tumble kind of guy, his many loves included hunting up in Boggy Draw every season. If you did not see him working on cars in October, you knew exactly where he was. The other activities he loved was shedd hunting, four wheeling, and camping with his family. To pass the time, Mike liked to cook and spend time with family or take his dogs up to the mountains for the day.
Mike left an enormous impact on so many lives, we are forever grateful to experience his wonderful soul.
Mike is survived by his mother, Louanna Worrell; his sisters, Cynthia Head, and Sandra Worrell-Montano; his children, Jessica Worrell, Mikenzie Worrell, and Austin Stewart; his grandson, Preston Akin; his nieces and nephews, Robin Worrell-Scott, Holly Montano-Hofmann, Clint Montano, Garrett Montano, Sabra Montano; his great nieces and nephew, Kadence Buffington, Peyton Buffington, Lainey Scott, Jocelyn Hofmann, Reigan Hofmann, Kaelan Montano, Kyndahl Montano, Nevayah Stiegelmeyer; and his beloved dogs, Shadow and Walker. Mike was preceded in death by his loving father Jesse Ray Worrell; his grandpa, Louis Worrell; his grandma, Annie Dean; his uncle, Ronny Worrell; and his aunt, Wanda Wartenbach.

We little knew the day that
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn't go alone.
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories.
Your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you
You are always at our side.


Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free.
I'm following the path God has chosen for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call.
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
to laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I've found now peace at the end of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss.
Oh yes, these things, I too will I miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
look for the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much.
good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seems all too brief.
don't lengthen your time with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and peace to thee,
God wanted me now - He set me free.



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