Christopher Cameron ‘Cam’ Moore |

Christopher Cameron ‘Cam’ Moore

Christopher Cameron “Cam” Moore, 46, of Carbondale, died in his home on May 10, 2011 after a valiant struggle with esophageal cancer.

A loving, generous man, Cam lived life with passion. Born Jan. 10, 1965 in Invercargill, New Zealand, Cam moved to Denver with his brother Sean and parents Christopher G. (Kit) and Clara Combs Moore while he was still in a pram. When he was 6, his sister Ellie was born. Soon after, the family moved to Montrose.

Naturally athletic, he played football and tennis in high school. After his dreams of being a professional tennis player were quashed by a car accident, he attended Ft. Lewis College in Durango. From there he went to the University of California in San Diego, where he could surf between classes.

Returning to Colorado in 1989, Cam moved to Denver and attended the University of Denver. In the summer of 1992, he and Lilas Rajaee married. Later that year Cam received a BSBA in finance and real estate. For the next several years, he remodeled condominiums in the Capitol Hill area of Denver. His marriage ended in 2004.

He pursued what he found meaningful in life. He loved adventure and was always ready to try a new career, a new environment, a new challenge. A scratch golfer, in 1998, Cam focused his attention on golf, playing in several pro-qualifying tournaments.

After leaving the pro circuit he worked with his dad on various construction projects. He adored his father and was like him in many ways: compassionate, gentle, funny and able to put people at ease.

From a musical family, Cam wrote several songs and cared deeply about guitar and singing, which he took up in early 2000 and found comfort in until shortly before his death.

Cam was a non-conformist and though he put in his time in mortgage finance, international shipping, market trading and product sales, he was happiest at physical pursuits. Cam moved to Carbondale in 2006 and really found his life there. In addition to building his own house, he skied, rode his mountain bike and his motorcycle. He loved the community and the opportunity to raft, play hockey and golf, ride his dirt bike and be with friends. An accomplished cook, Cam liked to host barbecues and movie nights. In Carbondale he met and fell in love with Michelle Girard. Together they traveled to Belize, Arizona and Hawaii; they married April 22, 2011.

Good-humored, sensitive and devoted to family, he liked to tease and protect his younger sister and was a terrific uncle to his seven nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kit Moore. He is survived by his wife, Michelle; his mother, Clara; brother Sean (Melissa) Moore; sister Eleanor (David) Wrench; nephews Tucker and Cortland Moore and Christopher and Ryan Wrench, and nieces Devin and Tanner Moore and Katie Wrench. He leaves 13 loving first cousins; six aunts; six uncles; and numerous devoted friends.

A summer memorial is planned in Carbondale.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley; P. O. Box 3768; Basalt, CO 81621.

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