passed away November 24, 2013 at Aspen House, Loveland, Colorado. He was born June 4, 1926, in Denver, Colorado to Glen and Frances (Holler) Markham. He married Letha Traver on June 13, 1948, in Denver. Survivors include his wife Letha; daughter Grace DeGroat (Donald); sons Neil (Vivian) and Paul; as well as Kathie Gath Markham; seven grandchildren and one greatgranddaughter, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his twin sister, his parents, one brother and two other sisters. Robert attended Thatcher, Grant Junior High, and South High School; the University of Denver, earning a B.A. and M.L.S. degrees; Drew University, Bachelor of Divinity and Ph.D degrees. While serving in the Navy during World War II he felt called to ministry. He was ordained in the New York Conference of the Methodist Church and served churches there and in Ohio, Wyoming and Colorado. He loved a challenge and learning new things. He was a biblical scholar of Greek and worked as a research associate at the American Bible Society. While there he worked on the 1966 edition of the Greek New Testament. Later, he taught at Salem College, Messiah College and Aims Community College. He was a reference librarian and micrographics specialist at the University of Northern Colorado. He compiled topographic maps for UNC and later donated them to the Loveland Public Library. A prolific writer, he wrote and published many professional papers and articles, including one on the Dead Sea Scrolls. He was director of preservation at the American Theological Library Association in Chicago before retiring. A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church, Loveland, Colorado Sunday, December 15 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to First United Methodist Church, 533 Grant Ave., Loveland, CO 80537 or Pathways Hospice of Northern Colorado, 305 Carpenter Road, Fort Collins, CO 80525. The family thanks the church, Aspen House and Pathways Hospice for their kindness and loving care during Bob's illness. Go to www.viegutfuneralhome.com for condolences.
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Published in Denver Post on Dec. 13, 2013