Obituary: Robert Leon Elderkin Jr. | PostIndependent.com

Obituary: Robert Leon Elderkin Jr.

January 16, 1939 – April 29, 2013

Robert Leon Elderkin, Jr., 74, of Silt, Colorado, passed away quietly in the early morning hours of April 29, 2013. He was born in Jamestown, New York, graduated from Colorado State University in 1961 and did his graduate work at South Dakota State University. He worked for the US Forest Service, US Geological Survey Oil Shale office in Grand Junction, Colorado and retired from the Bureau of Land Management in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Bob is survived by his wife, Joann, daughter Candace Graus, husband Tim, and their two daughters Abigail and Haley, and daughter Melody Closson, husband Dave, and their daughter Jessica. A memorial service will be held May 20, 2013, 2:00 PM at the Silt Fire Hall. Memorial contributions may be made to the Morris Animal Foundation in Denver, Colorado. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.


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