Robert "Bobby" L. Crow, 75, danced into Heaven on Sept. 18, 2020 at 4:11 a.m. He was born Jan. 2, 1945 to Mary K. Bobst and Robert C. Crow of Eads, Colo.
He grew up in several towns but made Gunnison, Colo., home beginning in the sixth grade. He and Janice met at a square dancing class in school. A friendship began that lasted through their schools years and into marriage. In 1962 Bobby joined the Army, and the friendship continued through letters.
Their official first date was the 1964 senior prom. He and Janice M. Johnson married July 2, 1965 in Gunnison. This union lasted 55-plus years. At this time he had completed his time in the Army and started what was to become a 30-year career with the City of Gunnison. He started as a meter reader and retired as the forman for the Electric Dept. After retiring from the city he began a 16-year career as a custodian for the Gunnison School Dist. He retired from that job in 2010. Bobby lived in Gunnison until he and Janice moved to Clifton, Colo., in 2018.
His last seven days walking earth were nothing short of God's grace. Janice had fallen and found herself in Fruita, Colo., at Colorado Canyons for physical therapy. Bobby had had some lung issues and he ended up in St. Mary's. He was stabilized and transferred to the same facility where Janice was to continue healing. He and Janice shared meals together and had wonderful visits. The last night of Bobby's life, he and Janice shared a meal, kissed each other goodnight and retreated to their separate rooms. Early the next morning, Janice was woken by staff to join Bobby in his room for his last few breaths before entering into the presence of His Lord with Janice by his side.
He is survived by his wife, Janice and their three children: Son, Tass (Stacey) with four kids, Emily, Tass, Cody, and Gracey; son, Tim, with three kids, Jade, Alicia, and Erin; daughter Becky (Lendol), with two kids, Elizabeth and Daniel. He loved being a husband, a dad, and a grampa. He loved hunting and fishing and camping with family. Every part of life has its wonders, moments, struggles, and joys. Bobby met each day with determination and a twinkle in his eyes. He will be greatly missed. No services are planned at this time.