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Obituary for Bobby Gene Roush
Husband of 61 years to Judy Roush, father of Robert Roush, Gina Roush and preceded in death by son, James Roush. Grandfather to Rachelle Evancho and Jyl Doll. Great-Grandfather to Jordyn Evancho. Also missed by Liam Doll and Dan Wheeler.
“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” -Jackie Robinson
There are hardly words to describe Bobby Gene. He was a husband, a father, a grandfather, and a great-grandfather. He was also a friend, a mentor, a hero, and a constant supporter. He was all these things but he was also so much more. Bobby spent his life inspiring, teaching, and caring for all who crossed his path. He worked hard his whole life and was the most honest and genuine man most of us will ever know. He has had a profound effect on hundreds, if not thousands, of lives in his 79 years of life.
Family was Bobby’s greatest joy. He loved fiercely and completely and taught us all the power of love, loyalty, and integrity. His love for his wife of 61 years, Judy, was unfailing and powerful; through thick and thin, they stood together, hand-in-hand, setting a beautiful example of what marriage should be. As a father, he was the greatest of all mentors and encouragers. As a grandfather, he taught us the most important lessons in life and loved us all with his whole heart. We are beyond blessed to have been able to call him our Papa.
Bobby also took great pride in his career. He worked his way up from a young roughneck on an oil rig to a Regional Manager at Reed Tool Company. He was an incredibly driven man and he was willing to put in the work to provide for his family. He became an influential and integral part in the lives of several of his colleagues and employees.
As hard as he worked, he knew how to play just as hard. He loved fishing, playing cards, cooking, grilling, and being on a boat. He was happiest doing these things with family and friends by his side. He had a fabulous sense of humor and a contagious laugh and a remarkable talent for telling stories in such a way that family and friends couldn’t help but take notice and listen with all ears.
He will be sorely and severely missed by all who knew him but his legacy will live on through us, his family and friends. We can honor him by living our lives with honesty, fidelity, and unconditional love. Per his request, a formal funeral service will not be held.
We ask that in lieu of flowers, you please consider making a donation to either National Jewish Hospital or Denver Hospice in Bobby’s name.