Carlin J. Cobb: 1933-2005


Carlin J. Cobb died Sept. 4, 2005, at Pioneers Hospital in Meeker. He was 73.

Cobb was born June 29, 1933, in Grand Junction, the son of Luther W. and Letha Rose (Caulfield) Cobb. He attended school in Hayden, having graduated with the Class of 1951.

On June 26, 1951, he entered the United States Navy, serving his country proudly during the Korean Conflict. While in the service, he was awarded a Distinguished Service Cross and was put in for a Congressional Medal of Honor.

Upon returning to Colorado, Cobb worked in the coal mines first for Cypress Empire Energy for 21 years and then at Colowyo, where he retired after 23 years. Cobb loved spending time outdoors hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. He was a member of United Mine Workers of America Local No. 1799, the N.R.A., Meeker Sportsman Club and a former member of the Meeker Snowmobile Club. He was an avid history buff and enjoyed sharing his love of war history with others.

Cobb is survived by his wife, Virginia, of the family home, two daughters, Michelle (Rand) Hale of Corrales, N.M., and Keri (Todd) Ruckman of Craig; two grandchildren, Jesse Hale of Meeker and Katharine Hale of Albuquerque, N.M.; one great-grandson, Matthew Killian Hale and one brother Kerry Cobb of Hayden.

His parents and two infant brothers have preceded him in death.

Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, at the Highland Cemetery. Friends are invited to gather with the family following the services at the Meeker Town Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Carlin Cobb Memorial Fund through Cochran Memorial Chapel.

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