Robert L. 'Bob' Mayes was born Feb. 8, 1942, in Pueblo, Colo. and slipped away peacefully Feb. 7, 2010, after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Beverly of the family home; son, Bobby (Sarah) Mayes of Pueblo West; daughter, Amy (Eric) Phillips of Camby, Ind.; mother, Bessie Mayes; brother, Don (Kay) Mayes; and twin sister, Sharon (Dan) Summers, all of Pueblo. Extended family includes, mother-in-law, Jane Cox of Colorado Springs; son, Michael Johnston of Whittier, Calif.; daughters, Michele Johnston (Wayne Laird) of Pueblo, Deborah Johnston of Covina, Calif. and Kimberly Johnston of Pueblo. Bob is also survived by 11 grandchildren; two great-grandsons; and numerous other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his father, Richard H. Mayes; grandfather, Frederick H. Mayes; son, David; and father-in-law, Arthur E. Cox. Bob worked at Sparkleton Photo, Sangre Corporation and HW Houston Construction, retiring in January 2008. A gifted craftman, Bob was loved and respected abundantly by many family and friends. He was a member of Heritage Baptist Church. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Celebration of Bob's life will be 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Chuck Bigler of Heritage Baptist Church officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, donations may be made to Heritage Baptist Church, Sangre de Cristo Hospice or American Cancer Society, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, wwwMontgomerySteward.com

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  1. It was an honor to serve the Lord with Bob at SRW.
    Bob always cared, always made time for others, always put the Lord and His ways and requirements first and his family and friends next.
    Because of his close personal relationship with the Lord, Bob knew just when to call, just what to say and many people have healed from loss because of Bob. Can’t imagine life without him after he crosses your path. He will always have a place in the heart. It is certain he will always care.
    May memories of Bob’s caring ways and God’s love comfort you and increase your blessings.
    He leaves a legacy to his family and especially to his grandchildren to learn from and to live by. May you all always do so.
    In Christ’s Love – you are all in my prayers.

  2. Bev and family: You all know how much Bob meant to me – we struck up a close friendship – Bob & Bev and myself. I have so many fond memories that I will treasure forever. Bob was a true example of a good Christian man and I am so thankful to know that he is in heaven today – where there are no more tears or pain or suffering for him. I’m going to really miss him but am thankful for God’s amazing grace.

  3. You have been a dear friend for so many years, Bob and I will miss you very much. You were always there to listen and sometimes I was even there to listen to you…I am glad you are dancing with Jesus! love you much Pat

  4. Sorry to hear about Bob’s death. He was a good man. We worked together with HW Houston cons’t.My prayer are with you and your family.

  5. Although we only met Bob 3 years ago we have come to love him and will miss his smile and Christian fellowship in our church. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

  6. Bob, I will always remember the good times we all had at the Cox family dinners. I thank God for all the joy and love you have brought to the family and to my little sister Bev.

  7. We had planned to come up and would have except that Ken is sick and the snow shows on the map all along I-25. May the Lord bless each of you and allow you to reflect on Bob’s many virtues and Christian spirit.

  8. I will miss seeing Mr.Mayes smile when he would come into the office for his appointment. He had a wonderful spirit and sense of humor. I am proud to say Mr and Mrs Mayes have become my friends. My prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
    P.S.
    He’s playing solitaire in heaven.

  9. I have many fond memories of my early school years of sharing time at the Mayes’ home with Bob, Sharon and Mrs. Mayes. Thank you Bob for being my friend. May it help to know others share your loss.

  10. Bobby, I am sorry your family has suffered this loss. But I know your faith is strong and God will provide the grace for you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Will miss you, sure did’t mind being Bob # 3, That meams you were always #1 in my book.Being with the lord is a good place to be. Bob #3. God Bless

  12. Bev and family – We will always feel privileged to have called Bob “friend.” He was dear to so many and his wonderful sense of humor brought a smile to everyone who knew him. We sorrow for your loss, but praise God Bob is no longer suffering and is at rest with his Father. We love you!

  13. Oh how you will be missed! Remembering those evenings spent at the Village Inn sharing time with kindred hearts. Because of you, I chose a path that has been the best thing in my life. Thank you for the grace of your presence in all of our lives. Rest well in the light of God.

  14. I love you Mr Bob! I am glad you are free and walking with Jesus! Thank you for being a big part of my life! You were very special to me and my children! Love you so much!

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