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“I was saddened to read of the passing of your dear Bob. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I have been thinking about you folks a lot the...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Mary Renchen Nelson - Hay Springs, NE

“I will miss my mentor in life! I loved his crooked grin and his handlebar mustache. His beautiful pictures that he had given me will be treasured...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Bobbi Hawkinson - Akron, CO

“Bob struck me as a man who lead an interesting and full life. I remember his sense of humor and quiet demeanor, but if his attention was aroused he...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Dave Allen - Otis, CO

“I am so sorry for your loss. ”
4 of 22 | Posted by: Mindi Segelke - Akron, CO

“So sorry for your loss. ”
5 of 22 | Posted by: Samantha Gebauer - Akron, CO

“Sorry about your loss ”
6 of 22 | Posted by: Harold Blackham - Wray, CO

“Erneta & family: I'm so sorry for your loss. Somehow the sun did't shine as well today. He was a special person and a good friend. Jean ”
7 of 22 | Posted by: Jean DeGraff - Cortez, CO

“Bob made a large impact in our lives, from the accounting education, the pictures hanging on our walls, the time he gave to bless us with our wedding...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Dan & A'Donna Mortimer - Carthage, MO

“miss you best Friend ”
9 of 22 | Posted by: pa - CO

“I LOVE You Dad ”
10 of 22 | Posted by: Berta - Los Lunas, NM

“So many good memories come to mind - his great smile and fabulous photography only a small part of a good man. May God be with you all. ”
11 of 22 | Posted by: Barb Johnson - Akron, CO

“We will miss Bob and extend our sympathy to Erneta and family! ”
12 of 22 | Posted by: Julie Foy - Akron, CO

“Our condolences go out to all the family. We hold many memories of Bob. He was a good man and would do anything for anyone. He will be greatly...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Marjie & Gene Hottinger - Akron, CO

“Thoughts and prayers are with you all! ”
14 of 22 | Posted by: Carolyn Pieper - Akron, CO

“I got to know Bob as a great friend when we "did taxes" at the AARP Tax Aide for many years in the Annex building. I know he's now at peace with...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: John Kelly - Dolores, CO

“I got to know Bob as a great friend when we "did taxes" at the AARP Tax Aide for many years in the Annex building. I know he's now at peace with...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: John Kelly - Dolores, CO

“We will miss our good neighbor. Our garage stands because of his help building it and we'll think of him whenever we look out at it. Mike enjoyed...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Mike and Wendy Lawrence - Cortez, CO

“"Daddy Bob" will be greatly misssed, but always in my heart. ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Marsha Williams - Belen, NM

“I always shall remember Bob for all he did to take of my parents' house and yard when they were gone and we lived at such a great distance. I shall...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Rick W. Sturdevant - CO

“We were so grateful to Bob for being a good neighbor to Rick;s folks and helping us so much with their house. I will always remember Bob's wonderful...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Kathy Sturdevant - CO - friend

“Bob will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was a awesome person. Loved seeing his view through photography. ”
21 of 22 | Posted by: Margaret (Baxstrom) Jacobsen - CO

“Bob was the greatest neighbor ever and I will miss talking to him over the fence when I'm in the yard. He was always concerned about others and...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Carolyn Johnson - Cortez, CO


ROBERT "BOB" LEE ROARK Bob Roark passed away peacefully at home in Cortez, Colo. on May 2, 2010. Bob was the son of John Grady Roark and Lula Marie Midriff Roark of Springfield, Mo. He was born June 4, 1922. He married Erneta Blum on October 21, 1944 in Tacoma, Wash. Bob was an avid photographer of the outdoors and family. He took thousands of photos and slides throughout his lifetime. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving Bob is his wife of 65 years; daughter, Roberta McCabe and husband, Dean of Los Lunas, N.M.; four sons, Joel Roark and wife, Patricia of Flora Vista, N.M., Patrick Roark and wife, Michelle of Grand Junction, Colo. David Roark and wife, Denise of Farmington, N.M., and Keith Roark and wife, Janet of Santa Rosa, Calif.; by 12 grandchildren, Teresa, Mark, Mike, Gary, Dawn, Kendall, Ryan, Crystal, Jessica, Dacia, Daniel, and Donald; and ten great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Preceding Bob in death were his parents; brother, James; and daughter, Margaret Roark. Services will be held at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church on Saturday, May 8 at 10 a.m.

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