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Robert Lee "Bob" Seward


1925 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Robert Lee "Bob" Seward Obituary
Robert Lee Seward was born in Laird, Colorado on November 13, 1925 the
fifth of sixth children to MW Dick and Mary (Rose) Seward. Robert
passed away on May 10, 2015 at the age of 89 surrounded by family in
the Hospice wing at the Greeley Hospital.
Bob, as he liked to be called, graduated from Wray High School in
1943. In 1947 Bob met Georgia Lou Huey and they were married on July
23, 1948 in Estes Park, Colorado. To this union four children were
born, a daughter that died at birth, George Lee, William "Bill" Craig
and Karen Jean.
Bob and Georgia lived on a farm near Yuma all of their married life.
They owned land, farm and ranched not only around Yuma, but also near
Haigler in Dundy County, Nebraska. The land was a sandhill ranch but
has been developed and now consists partially of circled irrigated
corn, pinto and soy beans, crab grass and rye. Bob and Georgia bought
the Huey Ranch that had been established in 1930 from Georgia's sister
Millie in 1968, it still remains in the family as George, Kelly and
son-in-law Shane continue to operate the cattle and farming operation
from there. Bob started in the cattle business running yearlings of
all breeds and kinds. In 1972, he switched to a cow-calf operation
because of the boys' interest in genetics. Bob loved cattle and sale
barns, and the social life associated with it. He also loved genetics
and he had a key knowledge of it. He was an avid supporter of steer
cow cuttas not only in Yuma County but all over Kansas, Nebraska and
Colorado. The steer cow cutta that we know today was the idea of his
son Bill. The scholarships given from the money raised from cow
cuttas has been a great source of pride to him.
Bob had many interests, one he enjoyed very much was the Elks #2409 of
Wray. He was the sixth Exalted Ruler from 1974 to 1975. He then
became the District Governor and was still a current member. He also
was a part of Yuma County Cattlemen's, Colorado Cattlemen's, Old
Threshers and the American Quarter Horse Association. Earlier in life
he also helped with the Lions Club. He recently became a member of
the FFA Blue Jacket Society helping to build the new teaching center
for FFA advisors at Colorado State University.
Bob was one of the most well read men about world events and politics.
His knowledge of natural resources was well known throughout Colorado
and Nebraska. He loved to go into the Main Event and discuss his view
of world politics with his select group of "old outlaws" gathered
around the round table. He was known as President of the Unger hour
at the Main. He looked forward to his time at the Unger hour and
would impart his knowledge onto anyone that would listen. Bob looked
forward every summer to sharing his home grown sweet corn and tomatoes
with the community. He enjoyed sharing other foods with people
whenever and wherever he could find them. Bob truly knew no stranger.
Bob was very close to his grandkids. He enjoyed attending all of
their events from ball games, music concerts, plays and anything they
were involved in. He spent countless hours with them throughout the
years. Many people will remember him watching from the back of the
auditorium, the top of the stands or at the sale barn enjoying feeding
them. He always enjoyed visits from his great grandchildren and
listening to their adventures.
One of Bobs main passions was the Youth in ours and surrounding
community's. He will be missed at the FFA auctions bidding on
students and donating them back. He was instrumental in keeping the
Yuma Drama Club program going, recently buying tickets for friends to
attend the murder mystery and sponsoring a student to go on the New
York trip. He loved to purchase an animal every year from a 4-h
member and did many other countless things for the youth from small
help to helping students in college. He was a true treasure for our
youth and called "Grandpa Bob" by many.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents, MW Dick and Mary Seward; his
wife of 61 years, Georgia Lou; brothers, Byron, Benjamin and Marion
Seward; sisters, Marjie Drumwirght and Alice Burt; son, Bill Seward
and granddaughter, Ivey Kuecke.
He will be missed by his son, George Seward and wife, Debbie of Yuma,
Colorado; daughter, Karen Seward-Furrow and husband, Rob of Yuma,
Colorado; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Lindsey and husband,
Shane Galles, daughters, Teagan and Haydin; Holly and husband, Chris
Kelley sons, Kailin and baby boy Kelley; Peter Seward; Kelly and wife,
Kellie Seward sons, Stevie and Boone; step-grandchildren and great
grand-children, Missi and husband, Alan White children Joesph, Jade,
Jasmine and Victoria; Robbie and wife, Jami Furrow and children Jayci,
Alex, Gracelyn and Jack; many nieces, nephews and friends.
The funeral service took place at 2:00 P.M. on May 19, 2015 at the
Yuma United Methodist Church in Yuma, CO with Pastor Jaime Nieves
officiating. Inurnment followed at the Yuma Cemetery. The
arrangements were made by Baucke Funeral Home.
Published in Akron News-Reporter on May 27, 2015
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