Robert C. "Bob" Hadley |

Robert C. "Bob" Hadley

Robert C. “Bob” Hadley of Glenwood Springs died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, after a lengthy battle with cancer and heart disease. He was 77.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 1, at Mountain View Church in Glenwood Springs.

Cremation has taken place.

Mr. Hadley was born Dec. 3, 1925, in Cleveland, Okla., to Norman Judson and Ethel Lee (Hooper) Hadley. The family later moved to New Mexico and finally settled in Jal, where Mr. Hadley was raised. He graduated from high school there in 1944.

He married Cecilia Moore on May 15, 1963, in Odessa, Texas.

Mr. Hadley ran a mechanical seal business in Odessa until retirement in 1987. During his 25 years in business, he designed and patented his own mechanical seal, called “Redeseal.”

The Hadleys built their retirement home in Glenwood Springs in 1990, and they eventually moved to Glenwood Springs as permanent residents.

Mr. Hadley was preceded in death by his parents and by a brother, James Alvin Hadley.

Mr. Hadley is survived by his wife, Cecelia Moore Hadley of Glenwood Springs; by a son and daughter-in-law Bradley Keith and Sherri Hadley of Houston; by a daughter, Janice Anne Strain of Tyler, Texas; by grandchildren Mariah Hadley and Ronni Hadley of Houston, Sasha Strain, Evan Strain and Peyton Strain of Tyler, Texas, Cherie Strain of Denver, and Derek and his wife, Laura, Strain of Irving Texas; by a sister, Elsie Travis of Odessa, Texas; by brothers and sisters-in-law Noman “Billy Mac” and Yvonne Hadley of Prescott Valley, Ariz., Donald Gene and Clair Hadley of Herndon, Va., and Ronald Dean and Donna Hadley of Santa Teresa, N.M.; and by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Roaring Fork Hospice, P.O. Box 1970, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602.

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