Robert Kent Tillotson
May 19, 1946 – July 30, 2019
Robert (Bob) Kent Tillotson, 73, of Pueblo West, CO passed away July 30th, 2019 in Crested Butte, CO. Robert was born on May 19th, 1946, in Aurora, Colorado to Kenneth and Evelyn Tillotson. He attended Nebraska Wesleyan University where he earned his B.S. in Chemistry and his Masters in Education. Robert served in the U.S. Military as a Naval Aviator for 6 years before completing his 20 years of service in the Army National Guard and Reserves where he served as an Air Calvary Commander out of Ft. Carson, CO and in the 101st Army Band at Buckley Air Base in Aurora, CO. He was an active educator his entire life including teaching Life Sciences in Hickman, NE and the Flight Director for the Challenger Learning Center at the Science Center of Iowa. He served 2 years in the Colorado Springs Mission as the Fleet Coordinator from 2006-2007. Robert was passionate about running, cycling, swimming, gardening, faith and most importantly family. He is survived by his wife Donna Barricks Levy Tillotson of Pueblo West, CO; 6 children, Galit (Matt) Freylack of Des Moines, IA, Betsy (Roger) Mooney of Reno, NV, Shad (Jeni) Tillotson of Eagle Mountain , UT, Josh (Kim) Tillotson of Sandy, UT, Sally Tillotson of Santa Monica, CA, John (Emalia) Tillotson of Sandy, UT; 19 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; brother Richard (Lee) Tillotson of Nederland, CO; 2 nieces and his loyal Service Dog, Birdie. Robert was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Connie Sittler Tillotson. Services will be held Saturday, August 10 at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 144 S Abarr Dr, Pueblo West, CO with reception to follow. Inurnment with Full Military Honors at Pikes Peak National Cemetery to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to The Perpetual Education Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints or a charity of your choice. Online condolences can be offered at www.tgmccarthy.com.
- Betsy Mooney, Honorary Pallbearer
- Shad Tillotson, Honorary Pallbearer
- Josh Tillotson, Honorary Pallbearer
- Sally Tillotson, Honorary Pallbearer
- John Tillotson, Honorary Pallbearer
- Birdie Tillotson, Honorary Pallbearer
- "Loyal Service Dog", Honorary Pallbearer
- Memorial Service Saturday, August 10, 2019
Robert Kent Tillotson
August 9, 2019
Donna, sending heartfelt condolences to you and your family. My family and I are so sorry for your loss.
August 8, 2019
Just wanted to send my love and thoughts to his wife Donna and the rest of the family. I was the guy who tried to help Donna revive Robert in Crested Butte last Tuesday. That evening has had a profound affect on me and there hasn’t been a day go by I haven’t thought of Robert and Donna. May he Rest In Peace and May Donna find peace with his passing.
All my love,
August 8, 2019
Donna, Mike and I were so sorry to hear about Bob. He loved kids and science--I remember about the garage being painted--so I'd like to make a donation to Childrens Hospital in his memory. It's kids, it's science, and one of his favorite kids (Seth) grew up and works there now. Would you please send my your address through Facebook Messenger so I can have a receipt sent?
Allan and Fran McConnell
August 7, 2019
Dear Donna - We were shocked and saddened to learn of Bob's death. Our sincerest condolences go out to you and the family during this very difficult time.
We leave for Croatia tomorrow and will be not able to attend the services, which we truly regret.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we send you love and strength and fond memories of a very special gentleman.