Cory John McCrea

April 19, 1977 - May 15, 2024

Cory John McCrea was born April 19, 1977 at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado to Martin and Sheryl (Harms) McCrea.

He graduated from Brighton High School on May 27, 1995. In the Fall of that year he began college at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley and earned a Bachelor’s of Arts with acknowledgment of major achievement in Kinesiology.

Cory was a long term resident of Greeley, residing in Greeley from the time he entered college until his passing.

Cory was a social bug and made many friends everywhere he went. In high school he participated in chorus under Mr. Thomas, drama/musicals under Mrs. Archuleta, and was involved in soccer, diving and wresting, wrestling in the Brighton area from the age of 5 through his Senior Year. After college, he enjoyed playing co-ed softball and golf.

Cory worked for Safeway in high school and college, followed by differing periods of time working for Mr. Neats Formal Wear, Burke’s Cleaners, and with Edward Jones as a Financial Advisor.

While working at the Greeley Mall for Mr. Neats, he met Robin Hill, who also worked in the mall at a shoe store. Cory and Robin were married in the Methodist Church in Greeley on May 20, 2000. They were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Raygen and Ashlynn (now 13 and 9).

Cory deeply loved his girls. They were always excited about spending time together. They were so looking forward to the opportunities summer would bring for spending time together. When they stayed with their Dad they enjoyed fishing, camping, puzzles, playing games like “Throw Throw the Burrito,” which is a Dodgeball Card Game, watched their different favorite TV series and movies, and just plain hung out together with Otto, their 4-legged buddy. They had so many future plans they were working on.

Cory was dearly loved by his family, parents, sisters, brother-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephew, grandparents, aunts, uncles, the Hill family, his close lifelong friends, and so many other friends from K-12, college, and beyond, including his bosses and coworkers.

Cory is survived by his ex-wife Robin and daughters, Raygen and Ashlynn; Parents:  Martin “Marty” and Sheryl (Harms) McCrea; Sisters:  Ariana “Ari” (McCrea) Opp with fiancé Erik Eisenberg and Cassandra “Cassie” (McCrea) Bell with husband Mike; Nieces:  Elissa “Ellie” and Kaitlyn “Katy” Opp, and Kaylyn Bell; Nephew: Blake Bell; Cousins:  Brigette (Bundt, Jones) Fischer (Brigette is also our ‘Bonus‘ daughter) with husband Michael and son Hans and daughter Heidi; Tara (Harms) Turner with husband Patrick and son Will, Chelsea (Harms) Iglesias with husband Julio; Uncles: Terry and Dan Harms, William “Bill” McCrea with wife Linda, and Phillip “Phill” McCrea; and Aunts:  Susan “Susie” (McCrea, Clark) Terry, Sarah McCrea, and Kim Harms.

Cory, since 1999, had seen the passing of his Grandparents: John and Phyllis (Subbert) Harms and Virgil and Marjorie McCrea; Great Aunts and Uncles: Richard and Darlene (Subbert) Barnhill, James “Jim” and Lowell “Bud” Subbert, and Carl Harms; Aunts: Jean Harms and Joleen (Harms, Bundt) Jones, Lucille “Lucy” McCrea; Uncle: Daryl Terry, and ex-Brother-in-Law Michael Opp.

Cory’s Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, June 5, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Landing Place Church (11555 Chambers Rd. Commerce City, CO 80603 - it is in Commerce City but has a Brighton zipcode). A reception with refreshments and food will immediately follow the service.

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