Black Hawk: Barrie Fay Mohr (ne Ernest Morehouse), 92, passed away at home, surrounded by love, on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, in Black Hawk.
Born July 16, 1919, in Bristol to Willie and Ella Mae Morehouse, Barrie graduated in 1938 and worked briefly in a San Diego aircraft factory before serving in the U.S. Army from 1944-49. After his service, he returned to San Diego to attend Southwestern Beauty Academy from 1953-54, which led to his heavy involvement with the beauty industry.
Among many other entrepreneurial achievements, he owned and managed four separate salons and beauty schools through his lifetime, one of which was the Clairol Technical Training Center in Hollywood, Calif., where he was assistant manager. Here in Rapid City, he owned and managed both the Big Top Salon and Beauty World, as well as co-owning and managing the Black Hills Beauty College until he retired in 1981.
He married Darlene Mohr (ne Griewski) on June 15, 1984, in Rapid City at his church, South Canyon Baptist.
Barrie loved fishing and working outdoors. Always a jokester, he insisted on greeting the day with a cheerful How do? and What's on the agenda today? alongside his Willard Water.
Barrie is survived by his wife, Darlene of Black Hawk; daughter, Teena (Muffy, Rich, Camy, and Angel) of Denver, Colo.; stepson, Gregg, and his wife, Debbie (Matthew, Brent, and Alonna) of Mobridge; stepdaughter, Pam, and her husband, Paul (Jocelyn and Madeline) of Midland, Mich.; stepdaughter, Penny, and her husband, Ray, of Elizabeth, Colo.; and stepdaughter, Fae, and her husband, Dave (Michael, Corissa, Cierra and Tia) of Vandalia, Ohio; brother, Everett Morehouse of Bristol; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: Lloyd and Kenneth.
Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, at South Canyon Baptist Church, with Pastor Paul Lloyd officiating.
Inurnment will follow at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, with military honors provided by T.R.E.A. of Rapid City.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Hospice of the Hills.
Family and friends may sign Barrie's online guestbook at kirkfuneralhome.com.