Robert Joseph Hons |

Robert Joseph Hons

Robert Joseph Hons

Robert Joseph Hons died Oct. 23, 2008, peacefully at home in Carbondale.

He was born Nov. 16, 1951, in Amarillo, Texas, and was raised in Vega, in the Texas Panhandle. Robert moved to Austin, Texas, in his early 20s, where he learned his trade as a skilled finish carpenter.

Robert moved to the Aspen Valley in 1993, fulfilling a lifelong dream to live in the mountains. He found great joy in the outdoors and spent much of his free time skiing, four-wheeling and hiking with his wife Gail and his many friends. Robert’s memory will live on through the work of his gifted hands, which can be seen in houses from Austin to Aspen.

Robert will be remembered for his gentle spirit, and will be missed by the friends and family he leaves behind.

He is survived by his wife, Gail; daughter Jessica; mother Rose Augusta Hons of Victoria, Texas; sisters Marilyn (Jeff) Oliver of Waco, Texas, Martha (Jerald) Kearney of Lockhart, Texas, and Myrna (Mike) Wright of Victoria, Texas; brothers Richard (Sandy) Hons of Austin, Texas, and Philip and Laura Hons of Riverside, Texas; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to be made to the University of Colorado Hospital in memory of Robert Hons/Kidney Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 6245, Aurora, CO 80045.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at the Two Creeks Ski Lift on Snowmass Mountain.

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