Obituary: Gregory Acorn |

Obituary: Gregory Acorn

– September 4, 2022

Gregory Frank Acorn (Greg, Corndog, Corn, Acorn) of Blue Lake, passed away after yet another courageous battle 30 years after his original spinal cord injury.

Born and raised in Blue Lake, CA Greg spent 20+ years in Steamboat Springs, CO before moving back to California where he spent the last 25 years

Greg’s love of being outdoors began at a young age fishing in Blue Lake with his grandfather , Ira Acorn and shooting and hunting with Lee Iorg, a lifelong friend, and playing, swimming and water skiing in the rivers and lakes. His love of being active and outside continued in football and hang gliding. In Colorado he pursued snow skiing (downhill and telemark), snow boarding, rafting, jet skiing, camping, continued hunting both rifle and bow (deer and elk mostly), playing rugby and flying an ultra light. But when Greg found rugby he found a game he both enjoyed playing and watching and lifelong friends he loved and cherished. Even when Greg could no longer participate in any of these sports his favorite place was always outdoors. Since he had elk and deer that frequent the property he was able to watch them and listen in the fall to the elk bugling and herding the girls around. He loved to see the bulls battle. He loved going to old car shows and the local casinos with his cousin Kevin. Most often he could be found in his garage puttering around on his ’51 Chevy truck. Of course he had to watch the San Francisco Giants and 49ers. Anyone that knew Greg knew his love of dogs. He always had a dog(s).

Anyone that was privileged to be Greg’s friend knew they had a friend for life. He loved people and as he would say when he would call, ‘just bugging you’. Brother Bill would say of Greg ‘he never met a stranger’. Even in the hospital he was still making friends. As we know all of us had an extra 30 years with Greg on this earth.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Steamboat and Routt County make the Steamboat Pilot & Today’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.