Robert L. Ogden

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Robert L. Ogden



Robert L. (Bob) Ogden died peacefully, at home, on Saturday, April 14, 2018, he was 85 years old.

Bob was born on September 19, 1932 in Bethany, Oklahoma to Ivan and Thelma (Brown) Ogden, the third oldest of seven children. Having moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma at a young age, Bob graduated from Daniel Webster High School in 1952. Shortly after graduation, and before “Uncle Sam” could come calling, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Korea from 1952 to 1954.

While in Korea, he began writing letters to the beautiful girl that had caught his eye before he left. Upon his return, he renewed his acquaintance, and on January 14, 1955, he married the love of his life, Dorothy Smith. Bob and Dorothy were married 63 years, 3 months at the time of his passing.

After his stint in the Army, Bob worked steadily, while also attending night school to complete college courses. Every job change was a chance to better himself. From Oklahoma, where daughter, Vicki, was born in 1956, to Nevada, where son, Rusty, was born in 1960, back to Oklahoma, to California, and finally to Colorado. Bob and Dorothy, and their children, moved to Littleton, Colorado in 1970. Bob retired in 1994.

Bob loved learning to ski, watching OU and Denver Broncos football. He adored his children, and loved going to their school events, especially Friday night football games at Littleton High School, where Vicki cheered, and Rusty played. He loved watching Rusty play baseball, and even coached a team or two. He watched with great pride when his grandchildren involved themselves in numerous activities as well. Later, Bob really enjoyed watching the Rockies play baseball from the comfort of his family room on his big screen TV.

Bob is survived by his wife, Dorothy, his daughter, Vicki (Rick) Neville, and son, Rusty (Kelly) Ogden. Six Grandchildren Heidi Bartsch (Todd Melin), Shana (Antonio) Pasquarelli, Nichole (Bert) Garcia, Chase (Sharon) Ogden, Brandon (Shannon Crane) Miller, Ryan Ogden, and 12 Great Grandchildren Cylest Garcia, Haleigh Garcia, Ethan Bartsch, Tristen Ogden, Adam Garcia, Zowie Wiegel, Joseph Garcia, Talon Melin, Cassandra Garcia, Yarrow Melin, Easton Miller, and RC Ogden III. Also survived by sister Julia Rogers and brother Wayne (Toni) Ogden, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bob was predeceased by his parents, and brothers Gene, Roy, Charlie and Jim.

The family would like to thank the wonderful Hospice team from Namaste Home Health Hospice for their loving care and support, and also, our precious caregiver, Kandeeka, from All Valley Home Care, who was with Bob when he passed.

Flowers are welcome, however the family desires that any charitable donations be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation,, in the name of Robert L. Ogden.

Services will be held at the Bullock Colonial Chapel on Thursday, April 19th at 10:30 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow at Fort Logan National Cemetery at 12:30 p.m.


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  1. Michael and I send our most sincere condolences and will always remember Bob with much affection. May the Lord comfort you all as you celebrate his life. With much love,
    Penny & Michael

  2. I first met Bob when Rusty joined our team as kids, so that was a long time ago. I was very sad to hear the news of his passing. Rusty and I proceeded to become great friends over time, so naturally, I also became very good friends with Bob and Dorothy. Sometimes closer then Rusty,surprise,surprise. I have talked to Rusty, but would like to address the entire family. Bob Ogden was a fabulous man! He touched all of our lives without even trying, just by being himself. I want to offer my deepest condolences to all of you, Dorothy, Vicky, Rusty and the entire family !! Bob, will be greatly missed ! He would want you all to be strong, and steady, even at this trying time. Take solace forever in the happiness you all shared with him ! I know I will ! I will always remember, he was such a soft spoken man, and a man of very few words, like a sleeping giant! But boy oh boy, could we get him to laugh ! He could laugh and chuckle with the best of them ! Once I even set him up with some political questions, I figured for sure this would surely get some words. Nope, he just laughed out loud ! I know I respected him so much also, because he was a army vet. My father was also a army vet, WW11, Pacific Theatre, Ist Calvary,New Guinea, Philippines, Japan, 43- 46 separation date, The Army and circumstances made these young boys into Men ! When they came home they loved life and their families. And above all, they cherished their wives ! Fantastic people, and fantastic role models ! In the 48 years that I knew Bob, I never once heard him say a bad word about anyone, nobody, set up or not ! No kidding ! I personally will always be thankful for my small relationship with Bob, and will always miss him. It's very difficult to say goodbye to people of such great character. We will always love the entire family, and always wish them well. Our very best to all of you. And Bob, RIP big guy, we all love you !!!!!
    Frank White

  3. The SCHNITKER family would like to give our condolences to Mrs.Ogden, Rusty and Vicki. Mr.Ogden was a big part of my life when Rusty and I were playing sports together as young kids! He told Rusty many of times to let go of me when he had me in a headlock! I know that Mr. OGDEN and my Dad are probably hashing out alot of good Little League and Junior High School stories! You will see him AGAIN Rusty and Family! Please know how much he was a big part of my childhood! Luv you guys!

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