Maurice Rees "Mo" Bray

February 8th, 1956December 2nd, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family and friends of Maurice Rees “Mo” Bray, announce his sudden passing in Lafayette on December 2.

Mo always had a smile and was happy to see you. He was a mentor and coach to many, encouraging people in sports and in business. A gentle spirit and loyal friend, Mo always had time to listen and lend a hand.

A loving & proud father, Mo is remembered first as a dog whisperer, then after his daughter Zoe was born, a baby whisperer.

Mo is also remembered for his love of biking, safe roads for all and alternative transportation. In 1991, he was one of the founders of Boulder Off Road Alliance (now Boulder Mountainbike Alliance), a grassroots solution to preserving and enhancing local trail networks for mountain bikers.

He played important roles in bringing bicycle polo to Boulder, Colorado and to help establish the “Share the Road” signs that make the roads safer for bicyclists.

Mo loved snowboarding and volunteered as an instructor with the National Sports Center for the Disabled. A beautiful snowboarder who enjoyed skiing the trees, Mo would often say it wasn’t a good day unless he “drew blood”.

He was a great friend, whether joining folks at a brewpub, at the movies, or at Costco. He never walked out of a movie, no matter how bad it was, and always had a large popcorn and a large refillable drink. If you needed help, you knew to call Mo.

“Cranky but caring” fit him perfectly.

Mo treasured time with his daughter, going to movies, traveling and being outside in nature.

Mo was born in Orleans, France on February 8 to Dorothy Myra Rees and Albert Neil Bray. Formerly of Davenport, IA, Mo was a graduate of Colorado State University in Fort Collins. He is survived by his daughter, Zoe Kovener Bray, sister Annetta Bray-Wagner (Ron Wagner), brother David Bray and former wife, Lisa Kovener, along with a legion of loyal friends and family.

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It saddens me to think of losing Mo. I remember his smile and enthusiasm when we all ran through the Bray back yard so many years ago. I see by all of his community activities that his was a life well spent in service of the greater good for his community. Rest in peace Mo.