Dr Virgil Homer Mohr went to be with the Lord Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the age of 94. He was in congestive heart failure and related age problems. He died at home as he requested with compassionate care from his wife; Cascade Home Health; and Cascade Hospice.
Virgil was born August 31, 1918 in Portland, Ore. to Roy and Hulda Mohr. He had two sisters, Rosalind Rowe Bundy, deceased, and Delores Carr, Hot Springs, Alaska.
He spent his early years in Hays, Kan. and when Virgil was 15, the family moved to Lodi, Calif. During high school he decided he wanted to be a dentist. He took pre-dental classes in college. Virgil served two years in the U.S. Army during World War II and entered University of Oregon Dental School in Portland, Ore. in 1944 and graduated with honors in October 1946.
Virgil was recalled into the service during the Korean War and made Captain in the Air Force.
Virgil opened his dental practice in Medford, Ore. in 1947 and practiced for 40 years.
Virgil married his high school love, Esther Kessler. They had 31 years of marriage before she passed in 1973. In 1980, Virgil married Precious Patino who had been his patient for 17 years. In their 33 years of marriage they traveled to Europe and took several cruises which they both enjoyed very much. They snow-birded for 19 years to Country Roads Resort in Yuma, Ariz. where they enjoyed many fun times and friends.
Virgil retired from dentistry in 1986 and moved to Eugene in 1999 to be closer to family. There he loved to garden and work in his wood shop where he made many wonderful projects. He loved boating at Lake Shasta and Lake of the Woods. He enjoyed many Bible studies and fellowships at Harvest Community Church and Pastor King.
Virgil is survived by his wife, Precious; three children, Diane Mohr Rosen, of Annapolis, Md., Stan Mohr, of Eugene, and Candyce Mohr Snook, of Eugene; and stepson, Richard N. Patino, and wife, Linda, of Yakima, Wash.
At his request there will not be a service. Contributions can be made in his name to Cascade Hospice or Eugene Mission.
The family would like to thank Cascade Home Health Care and Cascade Hospice and are most grateful to the Lord for Virgil's peaceful journey to Heaven.
Virgil lived a very full life.