Robert Laird, 83, of rural Westcliffe, Colorado, died on July 31, 2005. Robert, a Colorado native, was born on January 25, 1922, in Pueblo County and is survived by his wife, Araletta (Linville) Laird. They had been married 58 years. He is also survived by one son, Wayne Laird of Pueblo. Robert, known to many as Bob, was a graduate of the class of 1940 at Pueblo Centennial High School and a Navy Veteran of WWII. He worked 36 years for the City of Pueblo in the Public Works Department and retired on January 1, 1982. Later that year, Robert and Araletta had a cabin built on some land they had owned for a long time in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. They moved to this location in 1986. Bob enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing and the peace and tranquility of the mountains. At his request, immediate cremation at Montgomery & Steward Crematorium with no service planned. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Our memories of Bob are of living across the street from him and Arletta on Churchill. What a wonderful friend he was. Friday nights we would all play cards and we would put our little Karen to bed on their bed and have many good times and laugh. He would come home from work and hold our little Karen on his lap and even let her write on his white shirt with his pen (he knew “Ta-Ta”(Arletta) would get the stain out. We visited them in Westcliff, sadly to say too long ago…about 9 years ago. Wayne, I would love to know how your Mom is doing? Remember when you came homefrom the service and the “flying saucers” prank? I really would like to know how your mom is doing…671-3500. My sincere condolences to you Wayne. Love/gloria

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