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Robert N. Barth

November 29, 1932 ~ November 12, 2018 (age 85)

Funeral services for lifelong Holly, Colorado resident, Robert N. Barth, known to most as Bob, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Dale Willhite officiating.  Interment will follow in the Holly Cemetery.  Visitation for Bob will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018 at the funeral chapel.

Bob was born on November 29, 1932 in Lamar, Colorado to Theodore and Wauneita (Kinman) Barth.  He passed away at the Holly Nursing Care Center on November 12, 2018 at the age of 85.

Bob along with his nephew, Bill Willhite attended CSU for a short time, before joining the Air Force. He then returned to the family farm.  Bob was united in marriage to Joyce Tefertiller on February 13, 1955.  To this union six children were born. Together, Bob and Joyce owned and operated Barth Farms and Sandhill Angus Ranch for over 60 years. Bob was a member of the Holly School Board in the late 70’s.  Bob and Joyce were avid supporters of Holly Sports, once being name Holly Sports Booster of the year. The Barth family was well known for wrestling, still holding the Colorado record for 9 Individual State Championships in the same family. In 2016, Barth Farms was acknowledged as a Colorado Centennial Farm. 

Bob is survived by his children Brad (Murray) Barth of Holly, Colorado, Sandy Barth of Houston, Texas, Annette (Susie) Barth of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Kyle Barth of Holly, Colorado; 15 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild; many other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joyce Barth; sons, Kevin Barth and Mike Barth; siblings, Clifford Barth, Glen Barth, Louise Willhite, Homer Barth, Ila Mae Krier, and Ruth Gideon.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holly Fire and Ambulance, Barth Family Scholarship Fund or Holly Wrestling Club in care of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 950, Lamar, CO, 81052.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holly Wrestling Club, Holly Fire and Ambulance, or Barth Family Scholarship Fund in care of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 950, Lamar, CO, 81052.

Donations may be made to:

Holly Wrestling Club
P.O. Box 950, Lamar CO 81052

Holly Fire and Ambulance Fund
P.O. Box 950, Lamar CO 81052

Barth Family Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 950, Lamar CO 81052

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