OBITUARY

Richard "Toby" Olberding

August 13, 1944April 21, 2019

Richard Eugene (Toby) Olberding Aug 13, 1944 – April 21, 2019

Toby was born in Seattle to Harold and Virginia Olberding. The oldest of 4, he was the self proclaimed “perfect child.” The family moved due to army postings and Toby learned the cuisine and culture of El Paso TX, and the sights of New York. He decided there was little difference between the nuns who spoke Spanish, and the nuns who spoke Italian. The family moved back to Seattle to be close to grandparents and family support. Toby graduated from Lincoln High School with a moderate academic and an excellent football career.

Toby discovered mathematics in high school, and pursued that education at Central Washington State. He continued his football career, and vastly improved his academic career, deciding that mathematics was pure and should be without the distraction of the emerging field of computing.

Following graduation, he succumbed to the lure, and salary, of computer engineering. He had a successful career with many technology companies in the Boulder area. While working, Toby earned his Masters in Computer Information Sciences from Regis University.

Toby raised a wonderful daughter, skied, hiked, biked and thoroughly enjoyed the magnificent outdoors of Colorado. He and Nancy married in 1989, and celebrated 30 rich and joyous years, until his death, leaving a legacy of love, light and laughter that will be remembered by all who knew him.

Toby is survived by his wife Nancy Brinks, daughter Kirsten Love, granddaughter Toby Ariel Mary Lawson, sister Caroline (Paul) Ladniak, sister Jan (Pat) Marinan, brother Larry (Lovella) Olberding and many beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Harold Olberding and mother Virginia Olberding. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

A celebration of life will be held May 18, 2019 at The Riverside, 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made Tru Hospice.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, May 18, 2019

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Stephanie Wenzel

May 1, 2019

I met Toby only a few times at family gatherings over the years, but I learned from his sister Carolyn what a gentle and generous soul he was. He was dearly loved by his family, and I send my heartfelt condolences to all of you.

Jesse Donovan

April 30, 2019

Uncle Toby, you were awesome and will be missed. I have two very fond memories.
The first being every time you got your hair cut you would tell me they lowered your ears. To this day I ask the kids at the school that I work at, if they lowered their ears.
I also remember going to an Avs game and you giving me money for a taxi home. I got so lost trying to get this taxi driver back to your house that he turned off his meter and asked me to call you! Man was that taxi driver so mad at me!
Love you
Jesse

Connie Rowe

April 30, 2019

Although I didn’t know Toby personally, it is easy to discern the kind of man he was by listening to his sister, Carolyn’s, comments over the years. Toby was a kind, fun person who loved his family, and as the oldest was a sort of beacon of learning and care for family. He was intelligent and deeply loved by his whole family.

I know all of you will miss him. Remember the good times, the fun times, and even the not so good times, for that keeps the memory of the real Toby alive in your heart where there will always be a space in which he lives.

Connie Rowe

Erin Marinan

April 30, 2019

Uncle Toby was a warm and loving person. One of my fondest memories is our time at the family cabin. We would spend our summers there swimming in the lake and Toby was always there in the water with us sometimes even allowing us to rest on him when we were too tired to swim. Love you!

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