Gary James Ceriani
Born October 1st, 1947 in Kremmling, CO and delivered by his Father (Dr. Ernest Guy Ceriani), deceased, and to his Mother (Bernetha Maxine Ceriani), deceased. Passed away June 11th, 2023. He is survived by his wife Marianne, his brother Philip Ceriani, wife Jean and by his two daughters Kelly McPherson, husband James and Barb Steyeart, husband Mike, and four grandchildren Scotty and Ryan McPherson & Camille and Charley Steyeart.
Gary attended Colorado College and earned his undergraduate degree. While at Colorado College, he was a manager of the Colorado College Tour Choir. He remained connected to the choir over the years, attending many reunions.
After also spending some time at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, he attended the University of Colorado where he received a Juris Doctor Degree. In 1978 he partnered with Rick Davis to found Davis and Ceriani, LLC. They successfully ran the law firm together for 35 years. Throughout his career, he received numerous outstanding lawyer awards and was highly respected by many in the law community, including opposing lawyers.
After school while living in Denver, he met the love of his life Marianne. Their mothers were nurses in the war together and introduced them after realizing they lived in the same building. After one month they were engaged and spent 50 years together. On their first anniversary, Gary & Marianne joined the Club at Rolling Hills making life-long friends. With those friends, there were many trips, countless rounds of golf, poker and gin games, hunting and fishing trips, guitar playing sessions and amazing memories shared over the years.
Growing up in a small mountain community, Gary was a cowboy at heart. He loved spending time at the family property outside of Kremmling, CO. You could find him spraying thistle, spotting bears, repairing fences, four wheeling, building huge bonfires and fishing with the grandkids. However, there was nothing he loved more than sitting around a campfire playing his guitar. He was most at peace when surrounded by mountains, streams, and most importantly...family.
Gary will be missed for his infectious smile and his cowboy mentality. He could make friends with anyone and often disarmed others with his quirky sense of humor. He had a way of making everyone feel special and important and his family will carry that legacy forward.
Please make memorial contributions to any of the following charities in honor of Gary
The Epilepsy Foundation
Grand County Search and Rescue
Mountain Family Center