Robert Ivey

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Robert "Bob" Ivey May 20, 1943 - October 23, 2012 Robert "Bob" Ivey, age 69, died peacefully in his home in Grand Junction, Colorado on October 23, 2012. An Honor Guard Memorial service will be held Tuesday, October 30th at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado at 1:00 p.m. A celebration of his life to follow. Bob grew up in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, graduated Okmulgee High School in 1961, and later pursued a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Masters Degree from Oklahoma State University beginning at OSU and completing at the University of Central Oklahoma. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served in the Vietnam War where he earned several medals for outstanding service. Contracting work with the U.S. Government brought him to Colorado where he enjoyed the rest of his life. He is survived by his spouse, Beverly Lampley; his mother, Dr. Lillian P. Ivey; his sister, Cheryl Lenochan; step-daughter, Leigh Lampley, and four nephews and two nieces. His brother, Dean Ivey, preceded him in death. Bob was an adventurer and loved scuba diving, riding his Harley motorcycle and his home in Costa Rica that he and Beverly designed and built on the Pacific Coast in 2001. Bob rode his motorcycle to the Arctic Circle and later completed a 14,000 mile trip around the United States - a trip that took him four months. When in Grand Junction, Bob would most likely be found at home in his 'workshop' where he was in perpetual motion designing and building his next project. Those who know Bob regarded him as a faithful partner, step-father, friend and adventurer. All knew him to be a good man whose presence will be missed. Arrangements are under the care of Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Contributions in his memory can be made to Grand Valley Combined Honor Guard or Grand Valley Catholic Outreach.
Published in The Daily Sentinel on Oct. 28, 2012
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