September 29, 1931 ~ March 9, 2017
Born in: Pueblo, CO,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO
Robert Glenn Reed, age 85, passed away on March 9, 2017 at the Joni Fair Hospice House. Bob spent his entire life in Pueblo, Colorado. He graduated from Centennial High School and the Colorado School of Mines. He worked as an electrical engineer for the Colorado power utilities for his entire career retiring from the Black Hills Energy Company. Bob is a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in the Korean War on the USS Porterfield Destroyer. He is predeceased by his father, Glenn Melton Reed (Navy veteran of WWI); mother, Marjorie Lucille Schriner; and brother, Reverend Jackson Melton Reed. Bob is survived by his four nephews; Michael Jackson Reed (Julie and Andrew) of Portland, Oregon, Mark Melton Reed (Courtney and Sarah) of Indianapolis, Indiana, Thomas Glenn Reed (Yvette and Seth) of Marlow, Oklahoma and Edward Patrick Reed of Indianapolis, Indiana. Bob will be buried at the Roselawn Cemetery next to his parents. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward
I had the great privilege to work with Mr. Reed, Bob as I knew him, for 11 years of my early utility career. Just out of school and a new hire at Southern Colorado Power Company (SoCoPoco) I was assigned to Bob to learn the “power business”. I made a lot of mistakes and Bob in his quiet patient way always seem to find a kind word and point me in the right direction. I have retired from the utility business after a 40 year career and attribute what success I have had to the amazing training Bob provided in my early years at SoCoPoCo. Those were some the most enjoyable times in my career. The community and the power business has lost a quiet giant. One of my greatest regrets is that I lost touch with Bob over the years.