Robert W. Bedell: 1938-2004


Robert W. Bedell died Dec. 9, 2004, at his home in Hayden following a lengthy illness. He was 66.

Robert W. Bedell was born Jan. 12, 1938, in Steamboat Springs, to Orval and Lily (White) Bedell.

Bedell was raised in Clark and graduated from Steamboat Springs High School in 1957. He worked in construction for many years as a heavy equipment operator on major projects around the state including the Eisenhower Tunnel and Vail Pass. He married Carolyn Brady on Feb. 24, 1970, in Colorado Springs, and to this union two children were born. They lived in Kremmling prior to moving to Hayden in October of 1978. While living in Hayden, Bedell worked for the Routt County Road and Bridge Department, where he was a foreman out of the Hayden shop. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and four-wheeling.

Bedell is survived by his two sons, Glen R. Bedell of Hayden and William Bedell of Fort Collins; daughter, Sabra Ann; grandchildren Madison and Brenner; brothers Richard (Sue), Orval and David, all of Clark, and Donald Bedell of Grand Junction; and mother-in-law, Alice Brady, of Hayden.

Bedell was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Carolyn.

Services were held Dec. 15, 2004 at Hayden Congregational Church with Janet Babish officiating. The organist was Avis Funk, and the soloist was Betty Barnes.

Selections were, "Beyond The Sunset," and "How Great Thou Art."

Honorary pallbearers were Richard Bedell, Orval Bedell, David Bedell, and Donald Bedell.

Services were concluded at the church.

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