Gerry D. Strom, an amazing man and friend to many, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 7, 2015 at St Luke's Hospital in Denver CO. He was 56 years old. Gerry is survived by his sister, Jeanette Strom and her husband Bob Holmes. Although he rarely showed it, Gerry had not been in good health for quite some time, and had seen many specialists in an attempt to understand and recover from this mystery. He was admitted to Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado on November 25, 2015 and diagnosed with "amyloidosis", a rare blood disorder. During a medical procedure on December 7, Gerry went into cardiac arrest and did not recover. Gerry was born in Laramie, Wyoming on April 27, 1959. He was raised on a sheep ranch on the outskirts of Laramie and graduated from Laramie High School in 1977. Growing up, Gerry had many friends and was involved in 4H, played baseball, and enjoyed cars. Over time, Gerry's true love became Bull Riding. He always said his friends were his family! He loved his dogs Deacon Blues and Butkus, After attending a real estate seminar he began buying rental properties in Laramie and maintained a successful property management company there. During the late 1980's, a persistent cough developed while working construction in Colorado. A visit to doctors in Laramie resulted in the removal of one of his lungs, ostensibly for cancer and changed him forever. When not riding bulls, he worked drilling water wells and in construction. Gerry owned and operated Specialty Roofing in Laramie through 1993, He later moved to Palmer Lake, Colorado and was a partner in Specialty Homes through 2002. Everyone respected his work ethic, responsibility and skill. Through Bull Riders Only, Gerry helped grow televised bull riding and was as at ease with the riders as he was with the "suits". While traveling with Bull Riders Only in Brazil he fell in love with the country and the people. Gerry traveled to Brazil as often as he could and had plans to live out his years there. Over the last decade Gerry spent countless hours working cattle and riding his horse Jake on Noe's Eagle Mountain Ranch north of Palmer Lake. He held others to a very high standard and inspired them to live up to it, and was also able to forgive even when others could not. His integrity and honesty could not be impeached. Those who were privileged to know him are better people for it. Until the last day he retained his warm and bright smile and quiet nature bravely taking each step as it came and always thanking those caring for him. Gerry will be remembered for his integrity, his commitment to doing the right thing, and his warm and genuine smile which captivated everyone that he met.