August 26, 1933 ~ June 19, 2017
Clarence Gerald 'Jerry' Robbe
August 26, 1933 – June 19, 2017
Preceded in death by parents, Clarence Anson Robbe and Ruby Elspass Robbe; special uncle and aunt, William Seth Williams and Ruth Elspass Williams.
Survived by wife, Charlene 'Punky' Baldwin Robbe; close cousin, Richard A. Willliams, Kent, Wash.; children, Deborah Robbe, Smyrna, Ga., Jane Robbe (Matthew) Rhodes, Pueblo West, Colo.; grandchildren, James Robbe Rhodes, Sarah Jane Rhodes; and the best nieces, nephews and cousins ever.
Jerry lived a great life, he and Punky were married 60 years. Born in Pueblo, Colo., he was a Carlile Elementary School Graduate (inside family joke) and a Central High Wildcat. He graduated from Colorado A&M (CSU) with a degree in Animal Nutrition and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He served in the Army in the beginning stages of the nuclear program. He was the cattle/ lamb buyer and nutritionist for Alpha Beta Packing Company. He started the family cattle business, including a commercial feed lot, cow/calf operation and registered Limousin cattle herd. During this time he was integral in the formation of Cattle-Fax, President of Colorado Cattle Feeders, and served as a national and international cattle judge. He was Instrumental in early embryo transplant research at Colorado State University. While on the Colorado State Fair Commission Board he was named President and General Manager. The fair grew to unprecedented levels as the largest and greatest event in Colorado and ended up in the Top Ten Events in United States. The family moved to Wetmore and continued on with the commercial cattle operation. Jerry was President of the Board of Trinity Ranch – Episcopal Youth Ranch Camp. They ran Angel Tree Camps and Youth Christian Camps for many years. He was loved by family and friends. Service, 2 p.m. Friday, June 23, at Ascension Episcopal Church. Memorials may be sent to Ascension Episcopal Church, 420 W. 18th St., Pueblo, CO 81003 or Colorado State University Foundation Department of Animal Science, 410 University Services Center, Ft. Collins, CO 80523 or CSU Foundation online email@example.com. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com