Robert Bruce Law, Jr. (Bob)
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Our father and friend Bob Law passed away, leaving us to rejoin his beloved wife MaryLu, Friday, Dec. 18, 2009 at Memorial Hospital of Converse County in Douglas, Wyoming.
A cowboy born June 18, 1931 in Burbank, California to Robert Bruce and Mary (Amant) Law, Senior, Bob was reared and educated in Burbank, served in the United States Army during the Korean War and worked for Lockheed-Martin for 28 years before retiring.
Bob was a passionate fisherman; anyone fishing with him would soon discover they would be out-fished every time! Bob was also an avid hunter and reader, and you could always find a Zane Gray book and some type of chocolate bar or bag of jelly beans next to wherever he happened to be sitting. He was married to Priscilla Banister in California and to this union his daughters Laura and Amy were born. Bob and Priscilla later divorced and he eventually moved to Battlement Mesa, CO. Bob was introduced to MaryLu Davis in 1989 by a mutual friend and they were married in Rifle, Colorado in May, 1990; once again expanding Bob’s family to include MaryLu’s five children. Bob and MaryLu soon moved to Grand Junction, CO spending almost every Sunday at the Rain Tree Restaurant dining with friends. They resided in Grand Junction until MaryLu’s retirement in 2005, at which time they moved to Bassett, Nebraska for a slower pace of life. After the death of his wife MaryLu, Bob moved with his friend and caregiver Sharon Smith to Douglas, Wyoming.
Bob is survived by his caregiver, Sharon Smith of Douglas, WY, to whom his family is eternally grateful; daughters Laura (Lou) Ruschmann of Tehachapi, CA, Amy Law of Lancaster, CA; stepchildren, Ed (Jane) Coulter of Idaho, Sam (Linda) Coulter of Bassett, Nebraska, Walt Coulter of Kentucky, Celeste (David) Coulter of Oregon, Bill (Cathe) Davis of Fruita, Colorado, Terry Baugh and Karen Baugh both of California; brother John (Donna) Law and their children all of Georgia; eight grandchildren and his devoted chocolate lab Brandy Sue of Douglas, Wyoming.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, a nephew and his wife MaryLu.
At Bob’s request no services were held and his family will hold a wake in his honor at a later date. If interested in joining the family in this celebration of life please contact Bill Davis at 970-210-8902.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting a donation be placed in Bob’s honor at your local humane society.
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