Robert Dean Mack (1930-2015) resident of Cope Colorado

Robert Dean "Bob" Mack passed away suddenly on his farm west of Cope 15 Aug 2015 aged 85. He was born 2 Jan 1930 near Cope, Washington County, Colorado.

Robert started his life in a sod house on this farm and attended school in Cope. In 1948 he married Phyllis Anderson and raised a family of three girls, Alice, Deana, Cheryl. The family moved to Denver for about a year where he did contractor work building houses. From there he came back to the Cope area and worked for Bernard Shaffer while living in a trailer on his farm for another year.

It was then he moved the family and trailer back to the homestead to live there with his parents Mel and Ruth. He worked for Dale Wrape for a time and then helped to build Highway 36. After that he started working for the county maintaining the roads while farming his ground along with his dadís ground. He retired from the county in 1991 after his wife passed away but he still kept farming.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Phyllis, parents Melvin Elwood Mack and Ruth Marie Swanson, brother Richard Mack and his wife Faye, sister Audrey Mack Shaffer and her husband Bernard Shaffer, sister Marjorie Mack Koger and her husband Francis Koger. Also Marvin Anderson, Dale and Mabel Wrape, Glen and Doris Shepard, and Carl Reser.

He is survived by three daughters, Alice Mack and husband Duane Thim of Yuma, Deana Mack and husband Dwight Osborne of Ault, Cheryl Mack and husband David Knudsen of Otis, sister-in-laws, Alueda Reser and Jan Anderson, step brothers Roy (Junior) Shaffer and Richard Shaffer, seven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild plus one soon-to-be great-great grandchild in September 2015, along with a host nieces and nephews.

Robert loved to go deer and elk hunting, pheasant hunting, camping and fishing, and most of all doing his farm work. He never let too many weeds grow in his wheat field.

Note from Coordinator: This article was forwarded to me by M.D. Monk, COGen coordinator for Colorado counties Kit Carson, Yuma, and Logan. He says "This is my second cousin Ė our great-grandparents were Nels and Josephine Oman buried at Cope".

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