On Saturday, June 6, R.G. “Bob” Severson, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away at the age of 68.
Born on May 16, 1952, to Robert and Norma Severson in Minneapolis, Minn. He met his wife, Quincey Joanne Lowing, his senior year at Elk Grove High School and they married on June 17, 1973. He had four sons: Colby Jac, Kassidy Andrew, Quirt O’Brien and Jace Delaney.
R.G. spent 47 winters as a ski instructor, spread out across the Playboy Club in Lake Geneva Wisc., Keystone and Crested Butte in Colo. Sliding down a mountain on two planks, carving GS turns, and teaching others how to do the same always brought a smile to his face.
He spent 32 summers riding range for the United States Forest Service throughout the beautiful Gunnison backcountry. Whether it was riding range for the Forest Service or roping steers in the arena he was never sad while he was in the saddle.
Graduating from Western State College in 1987, he spent eight seasons as a defensive coach for the Mountaineers. The players and coaches that were his family meant the world to him, and there was nothing that he would not do for them.
He lived a full and happy life, doing what he loved — skiing, coaching and being a cowboy.
R.G. was preceded in death by his sons Quirt and Jace, and his parents Robert and Norma. He is survived by his wife Quincey, two sons Colby (Annette), Kassidy (Kelli), and four grandchildren Kailey, Brenna, Cash and Saylor. As much as he loved his chosen professions, his true love was spending time with his children and grandchildren … and college football.
A celebration of life will be held Friday, June 19 at 2 p.m. at the Gunnison Fairgrounds grandstand. In lieu of flowers the family would ask that you donate to the PSIA-AASI Education Foundation thesnowpros.org/who-we-are/foundation-gifts/.