Colby Ray Kramer

A celebration of life for Colby Ray Kramer will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the Performance Center at Mancos High School. Colby was born on March 14, 1991 in Cortez to Darren and Peggy Kramer. Colby was called home to the Lord on Saturday, April 21, in Mancos.

Colby enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved all people and had a passion for cooking. He was a graduate of Anaconda Culinary School, in Anaconda, Montana. While there, he met numerous other friends. Colby touched numerous lives.

Surviving Colby are his parents, Darren and Peggy Kramer of Mancos; brothers, Billy Hicks-Kramer and wife Joshalynn of Mancos and their children Danna, Darren, and Adam, Jerry Kramer and wife Niki of Mancos and their children Destiny and Chelsey; grandparents, Charleen Randoldph of Cortez, Virginia and Gary Bane of Cortez and Bill and Charlie Reed of Tucscon, Ariz.; uncles, Jody Randolph of Cortez, Randy and wife Melissa Mathews of Mancos and their children Hannah, Sierra, Cutter and Zane, and Cody Reed and wife Honey and children of Meeker, Colo.; aunt Kierra Fury and husband Danny of Mancos and their children Cameron and Colt; cousin, Courtney Grauberger and husband Lee of Cortez; special brother, Tyler Jones of Mancos; and numerous other extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please contact the family if you would like to contribute to a memorial fund in Colby’s name that has been set up. Following the ceremony there will be a potluck dinner. Arrangements are being made through Ertel Funeral Home. For further information or to send condolences log on to