Robert " Bob" Lee Green of Grand Junction, CO passed away peacefully Thursday, January 11, 2024 at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, CO with family by his side.
Bob was born to John Green Jr. and Mildred Fern Volgamore in McPherson, Kansas on July 15, 1933.
After moving to Western Colorado at a young age, Robert spent his teenage and early formative years working on various farms and ranches in Western and Southwestern Colorado, this is where he would also meet his first wife, Mary Jean Tucker.
Bob and Mary Jean married in 1954 and raised 4 children Judy, Nancy, Doug and Jack. Bob and Mary Jean Tater divorced
Bob remarried Mary Ann Young in 1979, Mary Ann had 4 children Patty, Pam, Sue and Brad.
As an early adult, he found a passion for his calling as a truck driver starting out with local routes and eventually graduated to routes that took him across the mountains to the front range. His passion for the open road led him to spend 30+ ears as a long haul over the road driver taking him to every corner of the country including Florida and Alaska where he loved to spend his breaks from the road fishing for the local catch of the day. After his retirement, he traded in his truck and trailer for his next passion - RV life.
He and his lovely wife Mary Ann would spend the next several years traveling the country, visiting family, and enjoying the sights and sounds of the open road. Bob's passion continued to take him all over the country until Mary Ann became sick and was unable to travel. After her untimely passing in 2016, Bob relocated back to Grand Junction to be closer to family and enjoy a much more relaxing lifestyle.
It was during this time that he attended Mending Hearts and met Marianna Gibson and the two were married in 2018. The two fully enjoyed life together traveling, eating out, and spending time with family and friends.
Bob was known for his infectious laugh, passion for buffets, his silver tongue, and his repertoire of inappropriate jokes and stories from the road. You could always count on him to tell you "Glad you got to see me again" whenever you had to leave him even though by his own admission he was "too shy and bashful to talk to anyone. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working in the yard, visiting family, road trips, and their dogs Buddy and Casey. He will be sorely missed by all of those that knew and loved him.
He is preceded in death by both parents, Mary Jean, Mary Ann, sister Marget Ann Green, his son Jack Green, and grandson Dustin Green. He is survived by his wife Marianna Green, brother Johnny Green, children Judy, Nancy, Doug, Patty, Par Sue, and Bill, grandchildren Stephanie, Kari, Jeremy, Michael John, Lori, Crystal, Danny, and several great-grandchildren
The family will have a Celebration of Life for Bob in Grand Junction, CO this coming spring