Obituary: Robert Morse
December 9, 1946 – April 12, 2022
Bob was born in Salem MA on December 9, 1946 to Frank P and Frances Morse. Bob spent his childhood ski racing in North Conway NH and sail boat racing in Marblehead MA. He graduated from the University of Denver in 1968 majoring in French and German while participating on the ski team. He went on to receive his masters in international business at the American Institute of Foreign Trade in Phoenix AZ.
Bob loved being outdoors and teaching. He was actively employed in the ski industry since 1969, working for the Lange ski boot Co in Broomfield CO and Grenoble France, Sunlight Ski School, Aspen Ski School for 32 seasons where he supervised the Aspenauts and Senior Fit over 50 programs. His winter passion melted into his summer passion working as a licensed boatman. During the summer, he spent time guiding for the legendary Georgie White in the Grand Canyon in the 1980’s. Most of his career as a boatman was on the Colorado thru Glenwood and Roaring Fork Valley and was the first boatman to open the Shoshone section for commercial rafting.
Beginning in 1976 Bob taught French, German, C.P.R., Wilderness First Aid, Ski Conditioning, and Medic First Aid for the Rifle, Glenwood and Aspen Campuses. This allowed him to perfectly balance and combine his formal education with the wisdom of an outdoorsman. He was also and E.M.T. and with his wife Lesley was active with the Silt Ambulance Service for several years.
Our community in the Colorado and Roaring Fork Valley was fortunate to have access to Bob’s versatility and enthusiasm.
Bob did much more than just touch my life he helped shape it.
In loving memory
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