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Rocky Mountain Obituaries 6-21-10

Robert “Boby” Lee Halley Jr., 51, of Brush, Colo., passed away June 11, 2010 at his home south of Brush, Colo.

He was born in Walden, Colo., on September 10, 1958. The first of five children born to Bob and Florence Halley. Boby lived in the mountains until moving with his family to the Woodrow, Colo., area in 1964. He attended all 12 years at Woodlin School and graduated in 1977. He was a member of a state championship football team and was a three time state wrestling champion, the first to accomplish such a feat in the same weight in Single A history. He was a member of 4-H and FFA where he received several honors including the FFA Star Greenhand, the FFA Star Chapter Farmer. He was also an FFA State Degree holder and was elected State FFA Officer in 1977. He attended college at the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo, Colo., on a football scholarship and later transferred to Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo. Boby was a member of the American Boar Goat Association, National Monadale Sheep Association, American Short Horn Association and a strong supporter of Spotted Swine and Brahman Cattle breeds.

Boby was a jack of many trades from welder to auctioneer, but spent most of his working career as a semi-truck driver. He was well traveled and had driven through part of every state in the U.S. except Hawaii and Alaska. He resided in Sterling, Colo., Durango, Colo., Walden, Colo., and Amarillo, Texas, before finding his way back home to the ranch in Brush, Colo., where he has lived for the past 14 years. His love of western life saw him ride and rope in rodeos in his younger years and saw him into life long involvement in the ranching and livestock industry. Boby was a big hearted 4-Her whose passion for livestock saved several orphaned animals, many of which ended up in the hands of a child whom which he heard wanted it. Boby was a man who always took the time to pet a bunny or the occasional kitten. He never missed an opportunity to create a laugh, never knew a stranger and loved the night life.

He is survived by one daughter, Ladawna McFarland of Fort Morgan, Colo.; his parents, Bob Halley of Brush, Colo., and Florence Halley of Brush, Colo.; three brothers, Bill Halley of Kremmling, Colo., Robin Halley of Mosca, Colo., and Alan Halley of Kersey, Colo.; one sister, Gayla Halley of Brush, Colo., and four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Memorial services were held June 16, 2010 at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Brush, Colo.

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Robert “Boby” Lee Halley Jr., 51, of Brush, Colo., passed away June 11, 2010 at his home south of Brush, Colo.

He was born in Walden, Colo., on September 10, 1958. The first of five children born to Bob and Florence Halley. Boby lived in the mountains until moving with his family to the Woodrow, Colo., area in 1964. He attended all 12 years at Woodlin School and graduated in 1977. He was a member of a state championship football team and was a three time state wrestling champion, the first to accomplish such a feat in the same weight in Single A history. He was a member of 4-H and FFA where he received several honors including the FFA Star Greenhand, the FFA Star Chapter Farmer. He was also an FFA State Degree holder and was elected State FFA Officer in 1977. He attended college at the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo, Colo., on a football scholarship and later transferred to Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo. Boby was a member of the American Boar Goat Association, National Monadale Sheep Association, American Short Horn Association and a strong supporter of Spotted Swine and Brahman Cattle breeds.

Boby was a jack of many trades from welder to auctioneer, but spent most of his working career as a semi-truck driver. He was well traveled and had driven through part of every state in the U.S. except Hawaii and Alaska. He resided in Sterling, Colo., Durango, Colo., Walden, Colo., and Amarillo, Texas, before finding his way back home to the ranch in Brush, Colo., where he has lived for the past 14 years. His love of western life saw him ride and rope in rodeos in his younger years and saw him into life long involvement in the ranching and livestock industry. Boby was a big hearted 4-Her whose passion for livestock saved several orphaned animals, many of which ended up in the hands of a child whom which he heard wanted it. Boby was a man who always took the time to pet a bunny or the occasional kitten. He never missed an opportunity to create a laugh, never knew a stranger and loved the night life.

He is survived by one daughter, Ladawna McFarland of Fort Morgan, Colo.; his parents, Bob Halley of Brush, Colo., and Florence Halley of Brush, Colo.; three brothers, Bill Halley of Kremmling, Colo., Robin Halley of Mosca, Colo., and Alan Halley of Kersey, Colo.; one sister, Gayla Halley of Brush, Colo., and four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Memorial services were held June 16, 2010 at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Brush, Colo.

Robert “Boby” Lee Halley Jr., 51, of Brush, Colo., passed away June 11, 2010 at his home south of Brush, Colo.

He was born in Walden, Colo., on September 10, 1958. The first of five children born to Bob and Florence Halley. Boby lived in the mountains until moving with his family to the Woodrow, Colo., area in 1964. He attended all 12 years at Woodlin School and graduated in 1977. He was a member of a state championship football team and was a three time state wrestling champion, the first to accomplish such a feat in the same weight in Single A history. He was a member of 4-H and FFA where he received several honors including the FFA Star Greenhand, the FFA Star Chapter Farmer. He was also an FFA State Degree holder and was elected State FFA Officer in 1977. He attended college at the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo, Colo., on a football scholarship and later transferred to Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo. Boby was a member of the American Boar Goat Association, National Monadale Sheep Association, American Short Horn Association and a strong supporter of Spotted Swine and Brahman Cattle breeds.

Boby was a jack of many trades from welder to auctioneer, but spent most of his working career as a semi-truck driver. He was well traveled and had driven through part of every state in the U.S. except Hawaii and Alaska. He resided in Sterling, Colo., Durango, Colo., Walden, Colo., and Amarillo, Texas, before finding his way back home to the ranch in Brush, Colo., where he has lived for the past 14 years. His love of western life saw him ride and rope in rodeos in his younger years and saw him into life long involvement in the ranching and livestock industry. Boby was a big hearted 4-Her whose passion for livestock saved several orphaned animals, many of which ended up in the hands of a child whom which he heard wanted it. Boby was a man who always took the time to pet a bunny or the occasional kitten. He never missed an opportunity to create a laugh, never knew a stranger and loved the night life.

He is survived by one daughter, Ladawna McFarland of Fort Morgan, Colo.; his parents, Bob Halley of Brush, Colo., and Florence Halley of Brush, Colo.; three brothers, Bill Halley of Kremmling, Colo., Robin Halley of Mosca, Colo., and Alan Halley of Kersey, Colo.; one sister, Gayla Halley of Brush, Colo., and four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Memorial services were held June 16, 2010 at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Brush, Colo.

Robert “Boby” Lee Halley Jr., 51, of Brush, Colo., passed away June 11, 2010 at his home south of Brush, Colo.

He was born in Walden, Colo., on September 10, 1958. The first of five children born to Bob and Florence Halley. Boby lived in the mountains until moving with his family to the Woodrow, Colo., area in 1964. He attended all 12 years at Woodlin School and graduated in 1977. He was a member of a state championship football team and was a three time state wrestling champion, the first to accomplish such a feat in the same weight in Single A history. He was a member of 4-H and FFA where he received several honors including the FFA Star Greenhand, the FFA Star Chapter Farmer. He was also an FFA State Degree holder and was elected State FFA Officer in 1977. He attended college at the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo, Colo., on a football scholarship and later transferred to Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo. Boby was a member of the American Boar Goat Association, National Monadale Sheep Association, American Short Horn Association and a strong supporter of Spotted Swine and Brahman Cattle breeds.

Boby was a jack of many trades from welder to auctioneer, but spent most of his working career as a semi-truck driver. He was well traveled and had driven through part of every state in the U.S. except Hawaii and Alaska. He resided in Sterling, Colo., Durango, Colo., Walden, Colo., and Amarillo, Texas, before finding his way back home to the ranch in Brush, Colo., where he has lived for the past 14 years. His love of western life saw him ride and rope in rodeos in his younger years and saw him into life long involvement in the ranching and livestock industry. Boby was a big hearted 4-Her whose passion for livestock saved several orphaned animals, many of which ended up in the hands of a child whom which he heard wanted it. Boby was a man who always took the time to pet a bunny or the occasional kitten. He never missed an opportunity to create a laugh, never knew a stranger and loved the night life.

He is survived by one daughter, Ladawna McFarland of Fort Morgan, Colo.; his parents, Bob Halley of Brush, Colo., and Florence Halley of Brush, Colo.; three brothers, Bill Halley of Kremmling, Colo., Robin Halley of Mosca, Colo., and Alan Halley of Kersey, Colo.; one sister, Gayla Halley of Brush, Colo., and four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Memorial services were held June 16, 2010 at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Brush, Colo.

Robert “Boby” Lee Halley Jr., 51, of Brush, Colo., passed away June 11, 2010 at his home south of Brush, Colo.

He was born in Walden, Colo., on September 10, 1958. The first of five children born to Bob and Florence Halley. Boby lived in the mountains until moving with his family to the Woodrow, Colo., area in 1964. He attended all 12 years at Woodlin School and graduated in 1977. He was a member of a state championship football team and was a three time state wrestling champion, the first to accomplish such a feat in the same weight in Single A history. He was a member of 4-H and FFA where he received several honors including the FFA Star Greenhand, the FFA Star Chapter Farmer. He was also an FFA State Degree holder and was elected State FFA Officer in 1977. He attended college at the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo, Colo., on a football scholarship and later transferred to Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo. Boby was a member of the American Boar Goat Association, National Monadale Sheep Association, American Short Horn Association and a strong supporter of Spotted Swine and Brahman Cattle breeds.

Boby was a jack of many trades from welder to auctioneer, but spent most of his working career as a semi-truck driver. He was well traveled and had driven through part of every state in the U.S. except Hawaii and Alaska. He resided in Sterling, Colo., Durango, Colo., Walden, Colo., and Amarillo, Texas, before finding his way back home to the ranch in Brush, Colo., where he has lived for the past 14 years. His love of western life saw him ride and rope in rodeos in his younger years and saw him into life long involvement in the ranching and livestock industry. Boby was a big hearted 4-Her whose passion for livestock saved several orphaned animals, many of which ended up in the hands of a child whom which he heard wanted it. Boby was a man who always took the time to pet a bunny or the occasional kitten. He never missed an opportunity to create a laugh, never knew a stranger and loved the night life.

He is survived by one daughter, Ladawna McFarland of Fort Morgan, Colo.; his parents, Bob Halley of Brush, Colo., and Florence Halley of Brush, Colo.; three brothers, Bill Halley of Kremmling, Colo., Robin Halley of Mosca, Colo., and Alan Halley of Kersey, Colo.; one sister, Gayla Halley of Brush, Colo., and four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Memorial services were held June 16, 2010 at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Brush, Colo.

Robert “Boby” Lee Halley Jr., 51, of Brush, Colo., passed away June 11, 2010 at his home south of Brush, Colo.

He was born in Walden, Colo., on September 10, 1958. The first of five children born to Bob and Florence Halley. Boby lived in the mountains until moving with his family to the Woodrow, Colo., area in 1964. He attended all 12 years at Woodlin School and graduated in 1977. He was a member of a state championship football team and was a three time state wrestling champion, the first to accomplish such a feat in the same weight in Single A history. He was a member of 4-H and FFA where he received several honors including the FFA Star Greenhand, the FFA Star Chapter Farmer. He was also an FFA State Degree holder and was elected State FFA Officer in 1977. He attended college at the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo, Colo., on a football scholarship and later transferred to Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo. Boby was a member of the American Boar Goat Association, National Monadale Sheep Association, American Short Horn Association and a strong supporter of Spotted Swine and Brahman Cattle breeds.

Boby was a jack of many trades from welder to auctioneer, but spent most of his working career as a semi-truck driver. He was well traveled and had driven through part of every state in the U.S. except Hawaii and Alaska. He resided in Sterling, Colo., Durango, Colo., Walden, Colo., and Amarillo, Texas, before finding his way back home to the ranch in Brush, Colo., where he has lived for the past 14 years. His love of western life saw him ride and rope in rodeos in his younger years and saw him into life long involvement in the ranching and livestock industry. Boby was a big hearted 4-Her whose passion for livestock saved several orphaned animals, many of which ended up in the hands of a child whom which he heard wanted it. Boby was a man who always took the time to pet a bunny or the occasional kitten. He never missed an opportunity to create a laugh, never knew a stranger and loved the night life.

He is survived by one daughter, Ladawna McFarland of Fort Morgan, Colo.; his parents, Bob Halley of Brush, Colo., and Florence Halley of Brush, Colo.; three brothers, Bill Halley of Kremmling, Colo., Robin Halley of Mosca, Colo., and Alan Halley of Kersey, Colo.; one sister, Gayla Halley of Brush, Colo., and four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Memorial services were held June 16, 2010 at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Brush, Colo.