Robert Dean Beck
Longtime resident of Carbondale, Colorado, Robert
D. Beck (AKA Bad Bob) lost his battle with cancer in the early morning on
August 9, 2016 with his family by his side in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Bob
was born June 28, 1951 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He grew up in Missouri Valley,
Iowa where he remained until he graduated High School and married his
sweetheart Diann on June 5, 1971 and moved to Glenwood Springs, Colorado a few
years later where their daughter Jolene was born May 15,1974.
his divorce in 1978, Bob met and married his future wife Pam (Harrison) on
April 26, 1980. Bob and Pam remained in Carbondale up until his death. He was
an avid fisherman and hunter. His Passion was working on vehicles or anything
with a motor. He loved getting his hands dirty. Bob was a “Jack of all trades”
who liked tearing things apart and happy that he could put them back together
and actually worked. He was a proud father and grandfather to his daughter
Jolene and grandson Lorenzo.
Bob’s wish was to have some of his ashes
spread at his favorite places, including Mexico where he loved deep sea fishing
and caught his first Marlin. It was a happy day for him with a smile on his
face as big as the sky.
He is preceded in death by his parents,
(Charles and Millie), brothers Stanley and Dennis.
Bob is survived by his wife (Pam) daughter
(Jolene), grandson (Lorenzo) of Council Bluffs, Iowa, brothers David (Ruth) of
Mondamin, Larry of New Castle, Colorado, and his faithful four-legged companion,
ZDog who stuck to him like glue.
Bob’s final resting place will be in Old
Town Cemetery in his hometown of Missouri Valley, Iowa.
Nor speak of me with tears,
But laugh and talk of me
As if I were behind you.
I loved you so~
‘twas heaven here with you.
~Isla Paschal Richardson