Timothy “Roscoe” Robert Harden 1959-2023

Timothy “Roscoe” Robert Harden, one of the original members of the Colorado Iron Horseman chapter, passed away on September 3, 2023. He was 64 years old. Tim, known to many as “Roscoe,” lived a life filled with adventure, camaraderie, and a passion for the open road.
Born on July 6, 1959 in Toledo, Ohio to parents Marilyn Bowman and Melvin John Harden, Roscoe rose above a difficult childhood, becoming a skilled carpenter and tradesman, while developing great determination and loyalty. When he was five, Tim was separated from his siblings Robert Artman, Richard Artman, Todd Weaver, Lori Weaver Knight, and Lois Leininger, leaving an indelible mark on his life.
Until the age of eleven Tim lived with his grandma and grandpa Bowman on their farm, learning farm life, a strong work ethic, and a deep love of the outdoors and animals.
Twenty-three years later, fate intervened in a remarkable way. His brother, Rob, discovered long-lost adoption papers that held the key to reuniting the separated siblings. Upon receiving this life-changing news, Timothy Harden immediately stopped working on his incapacitated car, hitchhiked to the airport, and flew to Ohio with unwavering determination to be reunited with his beloved brothers and sisters, rekindling those relationships that had been separated for so long.
Roscoe’s unwavering commitment to the biker lifestyle was evident from the rigorous journeys marked by thousands and thousands of miles of coast to coast riding as an Iron Horseman. Tim’s love for the open road extended far beyond the brotherhood of his chapter. He valued his relationships with brothers from across the nation, forging bonds that transcended distance and time. His dedication to his brothers across the country was a testament to his unwavering loyalty to the biker community.
He was happiest on long cross-country trips, traveling happily alone for thousands of miles. Roscoe’s solo journeys were a testament to his adventurous spirit and the deep connection he felt with the world as he explored it from the seat of his motorcycle. Even up to a month before his demise, he made a last run of tens of thousands of miles to visit those dear to him but distantly located, a true testament to his indomitable spirit.
In addition to his dedication to the biker lifestyle, Timothy Harden made a significant contribution to his country. In 1978, at the age of 17, he joined the Army, where he underwent tank and missile training and completed jump school at Fort Benning. His love of country and his brothers in arms remained a constant throughout his life.
Timothy “Roscoe” Harden was a strong and steadfast man, facing cancer with amazing grit and bravery. His courage in the face of adversity and pain inspired all who knew him, demonstrating unparalleled grace, dignity and strength.
As we remember Tim, we take solace in the belief that he is now in eternity with his savior, finding the peace and serenity that he cherished during his adventurous journeys on the open road.
Tim Harden leaves behind a legacy of camaraderie, adventure, and a deep love for the biker community and his country. He will be remembered for his unwavering loyalty, determination and toughness, surpassed only by his warmth, generosity and kindness, and the countless memories shared with friends and family during his adventurous and vibrant life. His most precious legacy is that of his beloved daughter Tara, his grandson Isaiah, and his son Buck.
He is survived by his mother Marilyn Hansen, siblings Lois Leininger, Lori Knight, Todd Weaver, Robert Artman, half siblings Leah Feller, Shannon Harden Moore, and Kristi Harden, children Timothy Buck Harden and Tara Lynn Harden and grandson Isaiah Esteban Jusino. He was preceded in death by his father Melvin Harden (2012) and brother Richard “Rocky” Artman (1997). A celebration of Timothy Harden’s life will be held at a later date.
Roscoe’s legacy will continue to ride on in the hearts of his family and friends, the Colorado Iron Horsemen, and Iron Horseman Nation. His memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him, as well as in the rumble of motorcycles on the open road.
Ride on, Roscoe.