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Robert Vincent Robidoux

Robert Vincent Robidoux

1940-2005

Robert Vincent Robidoux died May 2, 2005, at The Mem–orial Hospital in Craig following a rather brief illness. He was 64.

Robert Vincent Robidoux was born Aug. 3, 1940, in Slater, Colo., to John and Mildred (Woodworth) Robidoux.

Robidoux was raised in various places as his family moved for his father’s employment living on the Snake River, in Rawlins, Wamsutter, and Laramie, Wyo., and in Craig. He served in the U.S. Army, and after the service, he returned to Craig where he met and married Ruth, A. Warner. They were married in Craig on Jan. 26, 1963. They spent three years living in Oregon and the remainder of their years together were spent in Craig. They had an adopted son, William, who died in 1983. Robidoux worked as a coal miner and worked for a time in the oil fields. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodwork, drawing, camping, being outdoors, and looking at the scenery and being with his family. He also liked to do mechanic work. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America.

Robidoux is survived by his wife, Ruth Robidoux of Craig; sister, Mary Lou Mack of Craig; brothers Richard and Raymond Robidoux of Grand Junction, and Larry Robidoux of Hotchkiss; numerous nieces, nephews, and great grand nieces and nephews; uncle, Albert (Evelyn) Robidoux of Slater; cousins George, Lee, and Tony Robidoux of Slater; and mother-in-law, Anna Kelley of Ohio.

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Robidoux was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, John, and his son, William.

Services were held May 6, 2005, at Grant Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Bob Woods officiating.

The selection was “Island Paradise.”

Honorary pallbearers were Richard Robidoux, Raymond Robidoux, Larry Robidoux, Jason Robidoux, and Albert Robidoux.

Memorial donations may be made to the Moffat County Cancer Society in care of Grant Mortuary.

Services were concluded at the mortuary.

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