Robert Kent Conner
October 25, 1931 ~ January 7, 2021
Robert was born to Phillip Herbert and Vivian Alyce Conner on October 25, 1931 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He died at home surrounded by his girls on January 7 ,2021 in Ault Colorado. He married the love of his life Gloria Ann Rising, or his Glory B as he would say, on March 10, 1951 in Port Huron, Michigan. From this union came 7 children, Pamela (Gabe) Hernandez- LaSalle, Co; Robin (Ace) Buettenback- Grand Island, Ne.; Patrice (Ted) Carter- Julesburg, Co ; Rebecca (Chuck) Saul- Berthoud, Co ; Robert ( Karen) Conner- Puerto Penasco, Sonora Mexico; Daniel (Mia) Conner Lexington, Ky.; Phillip (Jeana) Conner – Cortez, Co.
He is survived by 13 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bob was a kind and loving man who always saw the good in others. He was a storyteller, a poet, a cartoonist, and a cowboy. He hated crowds and loved nothing more than wide open spaces and riding a horse and looking for his next adventure. He had an immense love for his family and his wife, Glory B. More than anything though, he loved his God Jehovah and wanted to devote his time helping others to learn of Jehovah and the beautiful promises found in his word the Bible. He has left an empty hole in the hearts of all who loved him as there is no one who could ever replace him. So until we see you again, in the very near future, Daddy, Grandpa & dear friend we will try to carry on this great legacy.
Granddaughter Ashley, “I will miss my Grandpa dearly. I will miss his stories, poems and crazy sense of humor. He showed me how to love horses and enjoy hiking, to love words and the stories you can make with them. Most importantly he set the example for all his family how to love and serve our God Jehovah”
Granddaughter Alissa, “I sure did love this grandpa of mine. So very thankful for all the years we had with him and all the happy memories. Cannot wait for the day we get to see him again.”
Grandson Jordan, “He was a writer, poet, cartoonist, and a cowboy, as hardworking and giving as they come always interested in discovering an interesting story, or just making one up. Grandpa Bob inspired a love for words and poetry in me at a young age. More importantly he left his record of faith.”
Grandson Jeremy, “ I was able to call him and tell him thanks for the example he set and that we loved him...he just said that he was so proud of his family over an over...I know that many of you feel the way I do, He was one special cowboy. We are going to miss him but he would remind everyone
Not For Long!!!
Granddaughter Sara, “So many people have had their lives touched by my grandparents and by my Grandpas zeal for Gods Kingdom’.
Granddaughter Aubrey, “What a privilege to have such a wonderful man as my Grandpa, who had a special place in so many hearts. He will be missed greatly. I loved how kind he was, and the love he had for family. I loved his storytelling and poems, but most important loved his faithful example and the love he had for our God Jehovah.
Great Grandson Lane, “Good-bye grandpa. Even though you won’t be here for a while you’ll be in our memories and the stories you used to tell. Good night. I love you and we’ll see you soon.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Donna Jean, and brother-in-law, who was more like a brother, Adrian Van Nieuwal.
A Memorial will be held January 23. 2021 via Zoom.