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Obituary for Robin Bartley Knox
Robin Bartley Knox passed away on March 23, 2016. He was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Ray Bartley and Bonnie Mae (Close) Knox on November 18, 1939. Robin was an extremely accomplished individual in many facets of life. During his lifetime, he earned some of the highest honors in the many programs he was involved in. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America. With the NRA, he was the junior division marksman and sharpshooter. He was also on his high school golf team, a sport he continued to enjoy throughout his life. He was an accomplished musician, playing the French horn, accordion, and singing in the Masonic Consistory Choir. In 1962 he received his BS in Electrical Engineering and continued on to receive his Masters in Engineering in 1963 both from Oklahoma University. During his time in school there, he built the first computer that the University had. It was so large it had to be housed in its own building. Following his time at Oklahoma University, he attended Stanford University where he received Honors in their electrical engineering program. He began his career as an engineer with Martin Marietta and continued on with them until his retirement. He was a true rocket scientist where he received many awards dating from the 1970's to the 1990's including the Jefferson Cup Award for Excellence in Engineering, Technical Achievement Awards, Inventive Achievement Awards and others.
In 2000 he was made a Master Mason in the Weston Lodge #22 A.F. & A.M. in Littleton Colorado. He served Weston Lodge as Worshipful Master in 2007. In 2002 he joined the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and received his 32nd degree at the Denver Consistory. He was made a 32nd degree Knight Commander Court of Honor in 2007 and was made a 33rd Degree in September, 2015. But perhaps his highest achievement ever was being the "Best Swamp Monster of All Time" at the family Halloween party as voted by his grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn L. Knox, his parents and his sister Donna Mae Johnson. He is survived by his step-children Gina, Jolene and Ron DeVries, his grand children Sammi and Dane, brother-in-law Ray Johnson, nephews Clifford Johnson, Phillip Johnson, and niece Bonnie Freeland, special friend, Lauren Marcove, and step- children from a previous marriage, Gilbert Morales and Tana Morales Lane.