Robert "Bob" Crum
August 13, 1927 – March 8, 2018
Robert William Crum
Born: 13 August 1927 Chappell Nebraska Died: 8 March 2018 Bakersfield California
Bob grew up on a farm in Nebraska close to the Colorado border. The family moved to Denver in 1943.
Bob served in the U.S Navy during WWII.
Bob met Doris Morell in Denver Colorado. Bob and Doris were married 26 December 1950. Their marriage produced 3 sons.
Bob became a Denver Fireman Department on 1 November 1957. He worked for the department for 27 years. Bob retired from the department in January 1985.
Bob worked a numerous firehouses over the years, but liked station 23 best if for no better reason that he could walk to and from work since he lived less than a mile from the firehouse.
Bob was handy with tools. From the time they moved into the house him and Doris raised their family in 1959 to selling it in 2007, Bob did a lot of upgrades to the house from finishing the basement to building a two-car garage.
In the mid-60s, Bob decided to turn his life over to Jesus Christ. He was devoted to Christ for the remainder of his life
He met two fellow Christian firemen named Duncan Wilke and John Barker. The 3 of them started an organization called Fellowship of Christian Firefighters International.
Doris passed away in 1992.
Bob met a new lady to take as his bride in 2006. Her name is Charlotte Peacock. Bob and Charlotte were married on June 22, 2007, in Bakersfield California. Bob moved to Bakersfield and was happy that he did not have to shovel snow for the remainder of his life. He did however have to deal with temperatures in excess of 110 degrees in the summer. He always said, it was worth the trade.
Bob is survived by his wife Charlotte, sons Art (Lynette), David (Corinne) and Dale, his grandchildren Denise, Kayci (Jonathan), Mindee, Jeremy, Cameron, Jordon and great-grandchild Silas.
There will be a reception to celebrate Bob’s live on April 28, 2018 from 1 – 3 p.m. at Olinger Moore Howard Chapel, located at 4345 W 46th Ave, Denver, Co 80212. Please bring stories and pictures of Bob to share with the family.
Donations should be made to the Denver Firefighters’ Relief Fund or Alzheimer’s Association.
- A Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, April 28, 2018
Robert "Bob" Crum
Larry & Mary Gaver
April 27, 2018
Art, Dave, & Dale:
We were saddened to learn of your dad's passing. The world has lost someone very special!! Bob, through his deep faith and strong convictions, always knew who he was and where he was going. We hope you find peace and comfort in knowing that he has reached his final destination.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
Larry & Mary Gaver
April 24, 2018
Art, Dave, and Dale:
So sorry for your loss, I know that it really feels kinda weird when now that both of your parents are gone. There are so many things in the future that your gonna wish you had asked your parent about, or just to call them to say HELLO and see how they are doing.
We had so many great times together that I’d have to write a book. Lol
I’ll never forget the time we went hiking up to Devils Head Ranger lookout, it seemed like we would never make it there but we did and coming back down didn’t take long at all. What a tired bunch we all were.
The fun times driving in the mountains singing Three blind Mice, and row row row your boat, and who knows what else.
The great time we went to Glennwood Springs to swim in that giant hot water swimming pool, your mom and dad always were so much fun, they were my favorite Aunt and Uncle.
We can’t forget all the great times at the farm, all the quick trips to Kansas, (day trips) Uncle Bob would cook spaghetti, and bring his great home made spaghetti sauce, it was so good.
I think what I will really miss the most, is all the times he would be on one of his trips through Kansas, and he would always stop to see me just to say Hello, it always made me feel kinda special.
I know that he will be remembered by all, I can see that big smile on his face, and I’m so glad we came to see him for his last birthday. Hugs and prayers to all of you !!!!!
Your cousin Peggy
JIM AND NORMA GIBSON
April 7, 2018
WE REMEMBER WHEN HE WAS BORN AGAIN IN 1960'S AND BECAME A SON OF GOD. HIS LIFE WAS CHANGED AND HE BECAME A WONDERFUL CHRISTIAN. WE ARE SO THANKFUL TO HAVE KNOWN HIM IN THIS LIFE AND WILL JOIN HIM IN HEAVEN SOMEDAY. HE WAS SO KIND AND GOOD. HE HAD GREAT CONCERN FOR MY MOM (HIS SISTER WHO HAD ALZHEIMERS DISEASE) AND WAS A REAL ENCOURAGEMENT TO US AS WE CARED FOR HER. HE WAS FAITHFUL TO THE END AND FINISHED THE RACE WELL!!
Richard and Nancy MCCOY
April 5, 2018
We will always remember you uncle Bob have some great memories. Now you are free to communicate with the rest of your family that has gone away.
Love Rich and Nancy