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“Bob was a true gentleman. Very few men have his integrity. If you look up integrity, you will see why I say he had integrity. Love Ruby King...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Ruby King Meyer - Greeley, CO

“Bob was one of the finest people I have ever known. His kindness and his gentle spirit will be greatly missed. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: John Royer - Greeley, CO

“I still remember you and Bob and Mom and Dad playing Clue. Such a very long time ago. I have only fond and dear memories of you and Bob. I am so very...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Nicki Field Waugh - SARASOTA, FL

“Bob & Marty have been wonderful people. Duane and I always enjoyed being with them whenever we could get together. Bob was a very, very special...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Marge Grout - Thornton, CO

“Visiting their house in Littleton as a child, playing on the piano (even though I didn't really play) in the basement and then ending up living near...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Douglas & Lori Grout - Greeley, CO

“My best friend for 80 yrs., from grade school-thru West High, Denver, together at Colo. A&M, taking forestry. Ski troops & Army Air Force, Italy,...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Al Field - scotttsdale, AZ

“My best friend for 80 yrs., from grade school-thru West High, Denver, together at Colo. A&M, taking forestry. Ski troops & Army Air Force, Italy,...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Al Field - scotttsdale, AZ

“Our deepest sympathy. We enjoyed Mr. Whitman for the short time we knew him. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Dave Weinbender and Brenda Rheuff - CO

“Uncle Bob was always so friendly and caring. We will miss him dearly. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Paul and Patti Bruce - Brighton, CO

“We will always remember Bob. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Ken & Jane Meyer - BOULDER, CO


Robert Whitman, 85, of Greeley, died on November 14, 2009 at NCMC. He was born July 29, 1924 in Denver, CO to Claude & Mayme (Grout) Whitman. He was raised in Denver where he graduated from Denver West High School. He was a Colonel in the ROTC program in his senior year and also attended Aggies in Fort Collins – now CSU, for a year before he enlisted in the Ski Troop. He ended up being selected for the Air Force in 1943 and served on B-24’s in Italy. Robert married Martha Meyer on June 7, 1945 at the Presbyterian Church in Denver. He was discharged in November 1945. He attended Denver University and received his BS and Masters degree in Education. In 1948, he was a teacher and principal in Monte Vista and Center, CO. He was principal and Executive Director of Instruction and Curriculum for 28 years in Littleton, CO. He also was Educator of the Year of the Colorado Association of Executives. He retired in 1980. Mr. Whitman served on many committees and various community organizations. He was president of Littleton Lions Club and has been a Mason for over 50 years. He moved to Greeley in 1980, worked for Bittersweet Hardware Store and Otis Bros Men Shop for several years. He enjoyed square dancing, bowling, skiing and traveling. Survivors include his wife Marty, daughter Pamela, and grandson Jon Exner and his wife Stephanie, granddaughter Jennifer Williams and husband Chris, and great-grandson Keagan Williams. He was preceded in death by his parents. Graveside services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society or Diabetes Association in care of Allnutt, 702 13th St., Greeley, CO 80631.

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