Robert M. Crosby, 89. This very kind and gentle man passed away on April 10, 2006. Bob was completely devoted to his wife, Lena, his children and grandchildren, and he was a most loyal friend and neighbor. He was born in West Mineral, Kansas on August 25, 1916, to Frank and Pearl Crosby. The family moved to Cañon City, Colorado in 1926. It was there he met his wife of 63 years, Lena, who preceded him in death two years ago. Their devoted children, Leanna Crosby of Tucson, Arizona and Roger (Louise) Crosby of Centennial, Colorado and their grandchildren, Amanda of Denver, Colorado and David of Sacramento, California, survive him. His parents and his two brothers preceded him in death. His sister, June, lives in Grants Pass, Oregon. Bob was in the grocery business for nearly 50 years and loved to entertain his friends and strangers showing off his 'old grocery collection' in his little museum behind their home. Bob made friends easily and kept them for life. For the last year of his life, Bob lived in Heritage Club Assisted Living in Englewood, Colorado where he continued to help others less able than he. Bob and Lena were active members of the First United Methodist Church since 1948, and they devoted many hours to helping others in their time of need. Viewing from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors. The funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2006, at First United Methodist Church, 310 West 11th, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery, Cañon City, Colorado. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church designated for United Methodist Women or the Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. The friendship and many kind gestures the Crosby family has extended to the Rouch family will be long remembered and appreciated. I will remember Bob as kind, gentle, and humble man – qualities we can all learn from and hopefully carry forward. I still think about Bob’s wonderful interview on Public Radio and it makes me smile. My condolences to Roger, Leanna, and the Crosby family

  2. Roger,

    Patrick and I send our condolences. The photo and message posted on the website are very nice and portray a wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your father rest in peace.

  3. Kind and Gentle Man–Great Legacy
    The legacy lives on in Roger and Leanna. Your testimony of honoring mother and father is a fine jewel to behold.
    The tears of being separated from Lena have been wiped away. The joy of homecoming is special and sweet as they behold the presence of the Lord together face to face.
    Our grief is profound our hope and joy is more because He Lives.

  4. Bob was always positive and concerned about others. He was a good friend to Dad and to us. We will miss talking to him about the early days in West Mineral. Best wishes to everyone.

  5. I have very fond memories of Bob as he gave me my first job mowing and watering his lawn while he and Lena would go on vacation. I always enjoyed looking and listening to him talk about his “Old Grocery Collection”. I also remember a couple of his creations/inventions he gave me, a rubber jar opener and a multi-edge wood sanding block. Bob and Lena were also good friends with my grandparents, Grant and Thelma Ticknor.

    I will always remember Bob for his friendliness & kindness he showed me from the time I was a young teenager up until the last time I saw him and Lena at the grocery store a few years ago.

    Thank you for all the memories Bob!

    Joe Martellaro

  6. Hours spent with Mr. Crosby at Life Care Center were fascinating; being from eastern Kansas I knew of the many grocery store contacts he mentioned. I am still curious for more information on his “Grocery Museum” — please call me at tele
    561-2114 if it is possible to view it. God Bless and Comfort You!

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