Robert O'Connell
1926 - 2021
Mt. Olivet Cemetery/ Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary
12801 W. 44th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO
O'Connell, Robert
April 17, 1926 - August 23, 2021

Robert "Bob" passed away peacefully with family members present on Monday Aug 23 in Denver. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Carlson of 71 years and his daughter, Susan O'Connell. He is survived by his daughters Kathleen Wiggs (Gene), Shelley O'Connell and Barb Davis (Rees) and grandchildren, Andrew Davis (Anna), Lilla O'Dwyer (Christian) and Kent Davis (Genevieve).He was born to a pioneering family in Cheyenne and his Wyoming heritage was so very important to him. After his military service in WWII, he graduated from the University of Wyoming with a civil engineering degree. He obtained further degrees at Yale and Catholic University in Washington DC. He had a rewarding career in highway engineering. Bob loved his faith, his family and his country. Dad was a devoted, hands-on father. He assisted in providing a life of faith for his family through the Catholic church. He had such devotion and found such comfort in his faith. He had an inquisitive mind and enjoyed many hobbies and interests. Bob was a bee keeper and coin collector. He loved to ski, fish, garden, hunt, wood carve and the Broncos. Bob had a great interest in travel and he and Ruth were able to travel extensively. His favorite times were helping the grandkids in the basement with his multiple "projects." It was always fun to spend time with Grandpa Bob! Bob was a kind and gentle person. His spirit was truly his strength. He motivated his family to achieve thru his quiet demeanor. He was an excellent role model. He had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. He is greatly missed by his family.

Published by Denver Post from Sep. 5 to Sep. 15, 2021.
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Please accept my sincere condolences dear family and friends. May prayers strengthen you and memories comfort you. And may you find hope and comfort in God our Father, who loves us, comfort your hearts and "make you firm". (2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17).
September 10, 2021
We knew Bob and Ruth while they lived at Wind Crest. A lovely couple. May God bless them and their loved ones.
Bill Brennan
September 6, 2021
Bob was a good neighbor, friend and fellow Kiwanian. He had a kind soul and will be missed.
Kent Oehm
September 5, 2021
My father worked for Bob for many years at NHTSA. I remember at my father's retirement luncheon how special Bob made my father feel. I also recall his and Ruth's presence at my father's funeral and the kindness they showed to our family. May God bless Bob and Ruth as they are now reunited in his mercy.
David Tracy
September 5, 2021
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