Robert (Bob) Brooks Wiley, Jr, 90, passed away peacefully, Monday, August 8, 2016, at home, on the family farm near Boone, Colorado.
Mr Wiley was born January 4, 1926, in Pueblo, Colorado. He grew up around the Avondale and Boone communities, graduating from Avondale High School in 1943. Bob joined the U.S. Army after attending college for a year. He saw action in Europe during WWII as part of Patton’s 3rd Army and was awarded the Bronze Star. Following his military service, he attended and graduated from Colorado A&M College in 1949, with a degree in Agronomy. On Aug, 27, 1949, he married Rama Lee Graham, of Rye, Colo. Bob began a career as a Weld County 4-H Extension Agent before returning to the family’s Larga Vista Ranch near Boone where he and Rama Lee operated a dairy farm while raising five sons. He was very active in a mulitude of community and state civic, educational and agricultural organizations. He was an active member of the Avondale United Methodist Church.
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Rama Lee; five sons, Robert III, Roy (Jane), Ron (Jeanine), Rick and Doug (Kim); eight grandchildren and his sister, Eula Stayer.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August. 12, at the Avondale United Methodist Church.
Donations may be made to Avondale United Methodist Church.