Robert Mitchell 'Big Grandpa' Hastings, Sr., 84, passed away Oct. 13, 2004, in Pueblo, Colorado. Survived by his children, Nellie (David) Harris of Pueblo, Bob (Ursula) Hastings, Jr. of Tempe, Ariz., Virginia (Rick) Doyle of Arvada, Sally (Howard Freeman) Taft of Yakama, Wash., Alfred (Lisa) Hastings of Beulah, Elizabeth (Steve) Hart of Miss., Laura (Kenny) Hastings of Iowa, Perry (Camille) Hastings of Mesa, Ariz. and Paul (Anita 'Sissy') Hastings of Georgia; sister, Olive Barnhart of Beulah; wife of 47 years and mother of his children, Imogene Hastings of Pueblo; special friend, Mary Reynolds of Pueblo; previous wife, Dorothy Hastings of Mesa, Ariz.; very loving and caring care-giver, Charlotte Leyba; 32 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild. Preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Clara Hastings; daughter, Alice Louise Hastings; brother, Floyd Hastings; sisters, Marion Mitchell, Sadie Johnson and Alice Jones; and 3 great-grandchildren. Bob was born Oct. 4, 1920, in Burnt Mill, Colo. He owned and operated Hastings Construction and enjoyed fishing and traveling. Member of First Church of the Nazarene. Viewing at the funeral home Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford, with Pastor Conley Henderson officiating. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. HI RED,
    WE ARE SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR DAD, WE DON’T GET THE PAPER, SO WE DIDN’T KNOW UNTIL TODAY 11-06-04

    HE WAS A GOOD MAN. WE GOT ALONG PRETTY GOOD.

    I TOLD ROSIE THAT THE FRIST TIME SHE SEES YOUR DAD, THAT SHE WILL GET A KINK IN HER NECK WHEN SHE SAYS HI, SINCE SHE WILL HAVE TO LOOK UP HIGH, BECAUSE HE WAS REAL TALL.

    A FRIEND TOLD US AND THEY KEPT THE WRITE-UP, SO THIS HELP US OUT.

    I DIDN’T KNOW BOB THAT YOU MOVED TO ARIZONIA. WHEN DID YOU MOVE THERE, DO YOU LIKE IT THERE. DO YOU HAVE YOUR BUSINESS, OR DO YOU WORK FOR SOMEONE ELSE, IF SO, WHAT ARE YOU DOING. DID YOU GET MARRIED AGAIN, OR DID YOU SAY NOT FOR ME AGAIN, HA HA. I CAN’T WAIT TOO RETIRE, I WANT TO RETIRE IN 4 YEARS, WE WILL SEE.

    BOB SEND ME YOUR ADDRESS, OR PHONE NUMBER, OR JUST GIVE ME A CALL WHEN YOU CAN.
    MY PHONE NUMBER IS IN THE PHONE BOOK, CALL ALFRED AND ASK HIM TO LOOK IT UP IN THE BOOK. I DON’T WANT EVERYBODY TO KNOW IT.

    SIGNING OFF–GARY

    AGAIN BOBBY WE ARE VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR DAD.

  2. We met Mr.Hastings(“Big Grandpa”) during a visit with Dave & Nellie
    back in the early 90’s. Remember best about him was his open &
    good sense of humor. He really made visitors to his place feel
    welcome.Know now where Nellie got her nature from. Our thoughts
    and prayers are with the family.

    Love,
    Mark & Linda Williams

  3. It was always good to see Mr. Hastings in my office, although he would insist, with a smile, that “Mr. Hastings” was his father.
    The twinkling eyes, although dim from within, reflected his courage, humor, and independence. Nellie’ssupport was always admired.
    Although I never learned to harvest wheat, at least he offered to teach me. Maybe next time, Mr. Hastings.

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