July 25, 1940 ~ April 15, 2020

Born in: Pueblo, CO
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Bob D. Lee, 79, passed away April 15, 2020. Survived by aunt, Lucille Lee; and cousin, Donna Lee. Preceded in death by parents; and brother, Donald Gene Lee. Bob was born to Ancil and Nola Lee on July 25, 1940, in Pueblo and graduated from Central High School in 1958. Later he went to Colorado State Teacher’s College (UNC) where he graduated with a BA in history and then continued to do Graduate Work after receiving a Fund Foundation Grant. He went on to receive an M.A. from Western State College. Bob taught history and AP American History at East High School for 23 years and was an instructor in the Senior to Sophomore program with the USC (now CSU-Pueblo.) He retired in 1996 after 33 years of teaching. Bob was the first director of Senior Resource Agency for a few months and then went back to teaching in 1969-1970. He was a member of the NEA, CEA and PEA. Resident of Brookdale El Camino Assisted Living Facility since 2001. At Brookdale he made friends with many staff members and wishes to thank them for tolerating his attempts to manage it. Special thanks to Fred and Connie Jacobs and Mario Nogare for helping him with a major illness which caused him to enter Alterra, now Brookdale El Camino. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. At his request, no services will be held. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Sorry to hear that Bob had died. We spent many hours discussing politics, playing chess, drinking beer and eating “dutch lunches” at Gus’ after school. I moved to Virginia and as thing go we kinda drifted in different directions, but held onto a slight contact. My visits to Colorado grew longer in between and we only emailed once in awhile I will miss him.
    Tom

  2. CandleImageBob was my brother’s best friend from kindergarten until now, so he’s been part of my life for a long time. I know him well and never failed to visit him when I made it back to Pueblo. What a wonderful person he was & will be remembered by all who knew him.

    Marcia Brothers Christianson

  3. CandleImageOnly 2 of us left from the great fishing trip of 1957. Bob’s remark about rocky mountain dirt will live forever.

  4. Bob was an excellent teacher and friend. Lots of fond memories with social studies meetings! One of a kind. True friend!

  5. Rest in Peace, my friend. Bob was a classmate of mine at Central. We reconnected when my Aunt was in Brookdale. You always had a smile and encouraging word for everyone. You will truly be missed by all who had the please of knowing you. You were truly a pleasant, kind man.

  6. Bob was a very good friend since school days and the best man at my wedding. I will miss him greatly. He was a wonderful man.

  7. My heart is breaking! You were such an amazing person who meant so much to those who knew you! You will be missed by your Brookdale family

  8. CandleImageSo sad to hear of Mr. Lee’s passing. He was my history teacher at East High SchooI many years ago, but I can still hear his kind voice. Mr. Lee was loved by his students, and one of the “greats” at EHS.
    Forever Rest In Peace, Mr. Lee.

  9. CandleImageI am saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Lee. He as my history teacher at East and we “reconnected” many years later at Brookdale.
    We would talk and HE remembered more about high school than I did.
    May he Rest In Peace.

  10. CandleImageBob,
    You lit up a room with your laughter, brought joy to those in need of uplifting. You are loved and will be greatly missed by so many who depended upon your caring spirit. We are here but for a short while and then we must go home to rest. God bless you in your journey onward.

    John 14:1-4 ~ KJV Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. 4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

  11. CandleImageYou shared your smile, talents and stories with so many people Bob. Your memory will live on and show as the flowers bloom every year at Brookdale. I will miss your dearly. Bless you and may your spirit be free forever!

    • CandleImageI read this and my heart is still in disbelief. You were loved by many and words can not fill the hole left behind. You made an impact on all our lives, residents and my fellow coworkers. Mason is sure gonna miss you buddy. Rest in peace and fly high. Know you were loved dearly and will be deeply missed.

  12. CandleImageBob,
    You are going to be truly missed at BrookeDale. 😭 I’m glad I had the opportunity to get to know you. We are going to miss your green thumb and all of the beautiful flowers you attended to and shared with us.

  13. I, too, was saddened to read of Bob’s passing. He was always such a gentleman and cared for everyone at Brookdale – Staff and residents alike. I am sure they are all going to miss his active presence in their building and on their
    grounds. Rest in Peace, Bob. You were a joy to know.

  14. Such a terrific man, I’ve known “The General” since we taught together at Centennial High in Pueblo in the early sixties. We played chess, drank a lot of beer, and avidly followed the Bulldogs both at home and elsewhere in the state. Great days. Since then I drifted east but we stayed connected mostly because of our shared interest in the Broncos. Every season for the past several years I texted from a sports bar in Jersey to his home. We had a great long distance relationship. I recall Bob as being a hugely caring teacher and a gentle soul through and through. I’ll miss him.

  15. I was very saddened to see Bob’s obituary in the paper this morning. He was a delightful person and a great teacher and colleague at East High School for the 8 years I was there. More recently, we reconnected when my daughter was employed at Brookdale. He seemed to fill many positions there and social director comes to mind the most.
    The last time I saw Bob, he was at Campbell’s Florist shopping for flowers for Brookdale and was chatting with everyone.
    RIP Bob Lee.

    • CandleImageBob, buddy, friend, teacher, ambassador, boss… the many roles you had in life! ❤ I know i can speak for all of us at Brookdale when i say you were family! You kept us all in line, and made sure we were healthy and always encouraged us to keep going. Haili, Doug and i sure miss you and will treasure our friendship forever! Rest in peace my friend Love always, your young friend

  16. I am sorry to hear about the passing of Bob. He was a very kind man. My mother came to Altered around the same time and shared the same last name. They chuckled about that. I remember how excited he got about his annual fishing trip. He will be missed.

    • CandleImageBob, buddy, friend, teacher, ambassador, boss… the many roles you had in life! ❤ I know i can speak for all of us at Brookdale when i say you were family! You kept us all in line, and made sure we were healthy and always encouraged us to keep going. Haili, Doug and i sure miss you and will treasure our friendship forever! Rest in peace my friend Love always, your young friend

  17. Bob has always been such a good friend of our family. He was a mentor to me in high school and we have stayed close ever since. We shared Christmas cards every year to keep in touch and I would make every effort to visit him at Brookdale when I came to Pueblo to visit family. When my mom also entered Brookdale, Bob was there helping her move in and made sure she was well taken care of. I moved back to Pueblo and was thrilled to be able to run into him more often. I talked to him a couple weeks ago and told him I was looking forward to him coming over to our home and helping me pick out flowers for our landscape. My heart is happy knowing I got to see him and hug him in January and hear his voice one more time just a couple weeks ago. I will truly miss him!❤️

    • CandleImageI read this and my heart is still in disbelief. You were loved by many and words can not fill the hole left behind. You made an impact on all our lives, residents and my fellow coworkers. Mason is sure gonna miss you buddy. Rest in peace and fly high. Know you were loved dearly and will be deeply missed.

  18. CandleImageSorry to hear Bob passed away. He was my second history teacher and Mario Nogare was my first history teacher at East High School. Thank you Mario (my freshman football coach) for your kindness to Mr Lee!!! Mr Lee was an awesome teacher looked forward to class everyday and proud to graduate from East in 1979.
    Sincerely,
    Paul Velasquez

  19. I was sorry to learn about the passing of my friend Bob Lee. Mr. Lee was my supervising teacher at Centennial High School in 1969. I will never be able to explain what an impact he had in my teaching career. His professionalism and knowledge will always stay with me. He and I stayed in contact over the years, me a wildcat and he a bulldog. I will always cherish he guidance and friendship. Thank you Bob R.I.P.

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