Patricia W. 'Pat' Robb, 77, of Rye, Colorado passed away on July 23, 2009. Born September 26, 1931, she attended South High School in Denver; the University of Colorado (B.A.); she was a pioneer while attending Georgetown Law School and where she also participated in a yearlong research project in Munich, Germany. She completed her law school training at the University of Denver College of Law (LLB). Patricia Robb was a prominent Colorado lawyer for 50 years. She served as: Deputy District Attorney in the Denver District Attorney's Office; Attorney in the Pueblo District Attorney's Office; and Assistant Attorney General in the Appellate Division and in the Office of the Attorney General in Pueblo. Mrs. Robb represented the State Hospital, State Penitentiary and Colorado State Fair while with the Attorney General's Office and she appeared and argued cases before the Colorado Supreme Court during that tenure. She also served as a member of the Colorado Supreme Court's Appellate Discipline Commission and was a Vice Chairperson of the Colorado Supreme Court's Grievance Committee. Pat Robb was a longtime member of the American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, the Denver Bar Association, and the Pueblo County Bar Association (PCBA) and served as: PCBA President; a member of the PCBA Ethics and Unlawful Practices Committee, and she received an award for meritorious service from the PCBA. She is survived by her husband and loving partner, Richard D. Robb. She passed away while with him in the mountain home she loved. Patricia Robb is also survived by children, Janet (Tim) Murphy of Ferndale, Wash., JoAnne (Robert) Purkey of Pueblo, Steele (Sue) Wotkyns of Flagstaff, Ariz., and many fine grandchildren, and special friends. At her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Memorials on Patricia Robb's behalf can be made to the University of Denver College of Law, Scholarship Program, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences:

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  1. Dear Uncle Dick and Family,

    I’m so sorry that you lost Pat. She was such a wonderful, vibrant and inspirational person. Fortunately memories never die. Best wishes always.

    With Love,
    Barbara McClelland & Family

  2. David and I still have fond memories of when you had us to breakfast at your lovely home when we were traveling for the Bar Association. Our prayers are with you.

  3. I spoke to my Stepmom Pat on Christmas Eve to wish them happy holidays and to also share with her that my beloved Golden Retriever, Annie, had just passed away. Pat was so supportive and empathetic. She even mailed me a card with a newspaper clipping of the author who wrote Marley. When I was 17 she married my Dad and was an instant Mom to 5 kids. We had many wonderful family memories, like the New Year’s Eve we crosscountry skiied on their property under a full moon. It deeply saddens me and shocks me that the family wrote that she only had 3 children. We may have had our ups and downs but I was never told that I was no longer her daughter nor was I ever told that she had passed. She was the proud Mother of 5 children, Janet, Jean, JoAnne, Jim and Steele. It was sad for me to learn that she had passed while I was in the Bahamas and that I didn’t get a chance to say good bye to her. She was such a strong influence in my life and I will miss her deeply. Her daughter Jean

  4. Dear Judge,
    Sorry to hear about your loss. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed. My thoughts are with you.

  5. We enjoyed meeting and visiting with Pat and Dick at the Cains when they were in Rye.

    Pat will be missed by many; our sincere condolences to Dick.

  6. Dear Judge Robb and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. She was a special lady and touched many lives. She will be greatly missed in the legal community. I feel very lucky to have known her. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  7. Dear Dick: I was saddened to read about Pat’s passing. We at Hedrick-Landrum Nissan valued you two as customers and friends. We’ll think of you in the days to come.
    Sincerely, Reg Landrum

  8. sister, dahling – you got away from
    me without saying goodbye, so i’ll
    say it now; you were my guardian,
    my mentor, my friend and my sister.
    we had so many great times together with our kids – you were
    just fun to be with – together we
    endured our rough spots that life
    gave us. once when i visited you in washington d.c. you invited me
    to join you in going to school at georgetown – how nice was that, how
    unselfish – you were such the in-
    spiration – I have a picture of you
    in your boat on blue mesa and you
    were so at peace and happy – I’m so
    glad you found your happiness on top of your mountain, your home there and with the judge. thank
    you for your love, your support, your friendship, and for all you
    did for me – thank you also for
    all the memories – sister dahling,
    i’ll see ya again sometime (but not
    too soon, i hope) some place, some where, and again, thank you so much, I love you – your brother,joe

  9. To the Robb family-
    I send my sympathy and thoughts to all of you.
    Dick and Pat were floral customers of mine at Creative Flowers in the 70’s and 80’s.Pat was truely such a kind and gentle person.I have fond memories of her.

  10. Dick and Family, So sorry to hear about your loss. What a wonderful person!!!! I so enjoyed our several visits to Colorado and your beautiful home, what fond memories. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this time and forever. Take Care. Much Love from Valerie (Heide) Bales and Family.

  11. Dear Robb Family,
    We were sorry to hear of Mrs Robb’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    Dave, Linda, Kandra, & Lance Volentine

  12. Dear Robbs,
    We were so sorry to hear of Pat’s death. What an amazing person she was.
    Please know that the eastern Murphy/Lunds have you in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. Dear Judge,
    We were so saddened to learn of Pat’s passing. Our family has fond memories of your visits to the Murphy’s in WA but the best was our visit to your home when there was a bear on the loose! My kids still talk about that!
    Our sympathies for you and yours
    Nancy Moore

  14. Dick – We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will always remember Pat for her wonderful sense of humor and kindness. And we will always remember you marrying us and Pat as our witness. Our deepest sympathy. Neil & Vicki Moreno

  15. I was sadden to hear of the passing of my Aunt Pat. I have fond memories of her as a young child. Unfortunately time gets away from us and we lose contact with loved ones. Aunt pat was a remarkable woman and will be missed tremendously by those who loved her.

  16. Judge: we were very sorry to read of the passing of your wonderful partner. She was truly a sweet lady and I know she will be missed. Our condolences to you and your family

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