Clarence Gerald 'Jerry' Robbe

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August 26, 1933 ~ June 19, 2017

Resided in: Wetmore, CO

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 Online condolences,

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  1. I had called earlier this morning to check in with you, not knowing at the time of your loss. My heart goes out to you as I understand your pain. Just wanted to let you know I am thinking of you and the girls. Hold on to all the great memories and they will help you through the time to come. Love always…

  2. Punky, Jane, Debbie and Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Jerry dedicated his life to his family, our community and to ranching. He will be missed by all who were fortunate to have met him. May you find peace in your wonderful memories.
    Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
    With sincere sympathy,
    Helen and Gordon Murley

  3. Dear Punky and Family. We were sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We always remember our youth and college days spent together. Jerry also served as an usher at our wedding. Hope this finds you well. Love from us, Bob and Betty Swann

  4. Dear Mrs. Robbe and family, my deepest condolences to all of you. I had the pleasure of knowing Jerry during his years at the CSF and I can truely say that I have never met anyone as innovative, hard working and compassionate as Jerry. He was a great role model for me as a young man and a friend whom I shall always remember. Rest In Peace JR…

  5. From the International Association of Fairs & Expositions (IAFE), we send our condolences to all the family. I was involved with Ozark Empire Fair for many years and that is how I knew Jerry, and always appreciated the chance to interact with him at fair gatherings.

  6. Dear Punky & family, I was saddened to read about Jerry’s passing. We haven’t seen each other in years, I’m not sure you will remember me. My husband, Chuck Dodge, passed away five years ago. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

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