Robert M. Doolan

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Robert "Bob" Melvin Doolan, age 92, died Feb. 25, 2014, at Denver Hospice in Lowry.

He was born September 13, 1921 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Durrell and Bertha (Bohnest) Doolan.

He served in the Armed Forces and was honorably discharged in 1946 after World War II.  While serving his country, Bob received the American Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal World War II, and a Good Conduct Medal.

Bob married his first wife Odessia Dietz on May 31, 1950 in Hamilton, Ohio after his military career. He worked as a carpenter and his work took him all over the United States.   After his divorce to Odessia he met his second wife Shirley Jean Roy in Denver, Colorado and was married on Sept. 17, 1964.

Bob loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. In his later years Bob and Shirley split their time between Idaho and Texas where they both enjoyed an active lifestyle. Bob and Shirley were married 46 years before her death on July 22, 2006.  

He is survived by Shirley's children, grandchildren, his friends & loved ones.

His parents, three brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

A graveside service will be held at Fort Logan Cemetery on Monday March 3rd at 10:15 AM. (Staging area "C")

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Denver Hospice, under Inpatient Care Center at Lowry, in honor of our Veterans. Donations can be made by visiting their website at Please check the "Yes, this gift is in honor or memory of someone special" information for the donation as follows....

In Memory of  Robert M. Doolan

Notification -   Chanele M Beacham

                            3601 S. King Street.

                            Sheridan, CO 80236

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  1. Bob was a very special man to me.  He reminded me of my own father that I had lost 12 years ago.  He was always kind to me and some of his remarks would make me smile alot.  Even though I hadn't see him since he moved to Denver, he was always in my thoughts.  My sympathy goes to all of his family, you have lost a great man. Thank you Chanele Beacham for being with my friend to the end.

  2. We are so sorry for your loss of your grandfather. Don't be of sorrow remember all of the good times and good and funny times you had with him. And to your grandfather a big THANK YOU for serving the nation.

    Love Don and Leslie Smith

  3. We send our condolences to you and your family and keep you in our prayers.

    Thank to our grand father for his service to our country.

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