Robert A. 'Whitey' Smith, 75, of Pueblo, Colorado, lost his courageous battle with cancer on Sept. 13, 2004. Survived by his wife of 54 years, June; children, Rob (Kortney) Smith and Nancy Ferguson; and grandchildren, Clint and Jamie Ferguson, all of Pueblo. Preceded in death by his parents, Alexander and Lillian Smith; and brothers, Wallace and Donald Smith. Whitey was born March 2, 1929, in Lancol, Wyoming and married June Brelsford on Aug. 11, 1950, in Raton, N.M. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Whitey worked for Alpha Beta Packing Co. for 32 years and for Colo. Dept. of Corrections as a correctional officer for 10 years. Friends and family knew him to be a kind and gentle man. In addition to being an avid fisherman, Broncos and Avalanche fan, Whitey loved nature and the wildlife in Rye. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. June and family we are sorely sorrow of Bob’s passing and our prayers are with you during this time. Our thoughts are with you this day and many more days ahead.

  2. June and family we are sorely sorrow of Bob’s passing and our prayers are with you during this time. Our thoughts are with you this day and many more days ahead.

  3. Cricket and I want you to know that we share in your grief we always thought a lot of Whitey and will miss him.

  4. June, Rob, and Nancy, and grandchildren, I was so sorry to see that Bobby had passed away, he was a beautiful memory from my childhood. Please give me a call and we could visit. Love to all of you guys, know that my prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Sylvia Stallings

  5. Bob was one of the kindest most gentle man we knew. The name “gentleman” fit him well. He wil be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. He will really be missed by all of his friends in Rye-the racoons, fox, squirrels, etc. They would actually wait for Bob to feed them by hand. June, Nancy and Rob, we’re here when you need us. We love you much-Midge and Tom

  6. Dear June, Rob, Nancy and Families;

    We were sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Smith. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. I heard Bob was ill, several weeks ago, from a mutual friend, Guy Sturdy.
    I am living with my daughter in Aurora while I recuperate from shoulder surgery. I just logged onto the Pueblo Chieftain web page and was very sorry to learn of Bob’s passing.
    Bob worked for me at Fremont Correctional Facility in Canon City for several years. I never knew him to speak a harsh or unkind word about anyone and he was always a true gentleman. His work was always completed in a professional manner! Bob was always willing to go out of his way to assist me in maintaining my minimum Security Shift staffing requirements.
    I respected Bob a great deal and want June and all his family to know you are in my thoughts and Prayers.
    Sincerely,
    James W. Ross

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