Robert “Bob” John Adamson 1956-2022

Robert “Bob” John Adamson, 66, of Wray, Colorado, passed away after battling cancer the last 6 months of his life. Bob was born August 2, 1956, to Charles “Chuck” Dale and Theresa Rose (Strick) Adamson in Wray, Colorado. He passed away September 13, 2022, at Anschutz UC Health, Aurora, Colorado. Bobby was the youngest of four siblings.
Bob attended St. Andrew Catholic Church regularly with his parents eventually becoming an altar boy. He was baptized and confirmed under the catholic faith.
Bob was active throughout his childhood. He was heavily involved in cub scouts with his mom being the den mother and grew into boy scouts. He was a drummer in the band which lead to multiple practice sessions at home. In high school his favorite pastime was going out on his dad’s boat and fishing. As he grew older, he spent many days working at the family-owned Wray Filling Station.
Bob graduated from Wray High School in 1974. He went directly on to graduate from Wyoming Tech in Laramie, Wyoming with a Mechanics degree specializing in transmissions. Throughout his life he continued increasing his education by becoming an ASE Certified Master Technician.
After college graduation Bob started as a mechanic at Chuck Service (the Chrysler Agency) in Wray, Colorado and married his high school sweetheart, Susan Pariset, in 1975. In that marriage, Bob and Susan excitedly welcomed two children: Angela then Brandon. The family of four lived on a nice sized farm with plenty of acreage for their beloved pigs, chickens, Shetland pony “Mr. Ed” and other various pets. In his free time, Bob enjoyed tending to his large garden, growing various fruits and vegetables for the family to enjoy. While their marriage wouldn’t last forever as they’d hoped, Bob and Susan placed priority on their love for their two children.
Bob made many memories in the 27 years he worked for the Wray School District as the transportation and maintenance director. He was a great asset with helping with various school construction projects including but not limited to the new bus barn, district office, and first addition onto the Wray Elementary/High School. Bob always wanted the school kids to be happy and safe often going the extra mile to secure equipment and tried his best to meet the requests of the school kids. One request was a large dirt pile which Bobby happily agreed to. Many kids enjoyed playing during recess on that large pile of dirt enabling vast imagination. Wray was a town he loved very much. He loved working with the school, city, county, and entire community donating his time for various causes throughout. He spent a lot of time helping plant all the trees that line the road leading up to the Wray Cemetery. After being retired from the school for several years, he donated a lot of his time to help put together the new playground equipment.
After retiring from the school district, Bob worked in the gas fields ending with Foundation as meter tech. He appreciated the friendships he made.
One location Bob greatly enjoyed was the Miracle Mile in Wyoming where he would go camping to fish for ‘the big fish’. He has many fishing trip memories with his friends with much laughter induced at their favorite watering hole in Alcova. Bob would talk about his time with friends and family often- reliving many memories.
When Bob met and later wed the love of his life Susan “Susie” E. Marshall in 1995, he welcomed her three children Lorena, John, and Travis with the same amount of love. The two worked to blend a family with five teenagers together. After the children were grown, Bob and Susie enjoyed traveling and seeing many parts of the country. Through the years, the family grew to welcome several grandchildren. Bob loved the grandchildren very much. He built a playground wonderland at his and Susie’s house for all the grandkids to enjoy. He shared his love of fishing and camping with the kids and grandkids. He leaves his family with many memories of roasting marshmallows, family picnics, and playing with the dogs. In retirement he purchased a pop-up camper trailer and pontoon boat and was able to make lasting memories camping and boating with family.
Bob lived his life to the fullest and made an impact on many people throughout the community. Bob is survived by his wife Susan “Susie” E. Adamson, daughter Angela Adamson, son Brandon (Kitta) Adamson, step-daughter Lorena (Cory) Jeurink, step-son John (Hannah) Jones, step-son Travis (Tiffany) Jones, Grandchildren Ethan, Emily and Ellie Jeurink; Hadley, Dylan and Blake Jones; Layla and Aaron Jones; mother Theresa Adamson, sister Pat (Judd) Kramer, sister Judy (Terry) Cheek, mother-in-law Ada Marshall, brother-in-law Ronald (Cindy) Marshall, Connie (Smiley) Pieper, and Linda (Gale) Hill and many loving uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He is proceeded in death by brother Joseph Adamson, father Charles Adamson, father-in-law William W. Marshall, and Brother-in law William P. Marshall. He will be greatly missed.
Cremation was requested with a Memorial service being held at the St. Andrew Catholic Church on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 10:00am with Father Jerry Rohr officiating. Inurnment will be held in the Grandview Cemetery in Wray, Colorado. Memorials may be made to the Cliff Cultural Community Center, 420 Main Street in Wray, Colorado.
Schmidt-Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.