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In Memoriam

November 19, 2020


Robert Perine Fullerton

April 1, 1929–May 25, 2020

Robert Perine Fullerton (Bob), 91, died peacefully on May 25, 2020, holding his beloved wife’s hand.

A Denver native, Bob’s family came to Colorado in 1859. The son of Paul and Helen Fullerton, Bob grew up in the Park Hill neighborhood, went to East High School, and graduated from Dartmouth College.  He earned his law degree from University of Denver and became a judge at age 29. Bob spent most of his judicial career in Denver District Court, serving on the bench over 40 years. Lawyers and fellow judges lauded him for his even temperament and fairness. He received the Judicial Excellence Award from the Denver Bar Association in 1987.  Bob was also a popular adjunct professor of business and hotel and restaurant law at the University of Denver for many years.

Bob prioritized helping others, serving on numerous boards and foundations, including the Colorado Judicial Institute, Central City Opera, National Sports Center for Disabled Skiers, Denver Public Schools Foundation, Fairmount Cemetery, and Arapahoe House. Clubs included the Colorado Arlberg Club and the Denver Gyro Club.

An avid outdoorsman, Bob was an Eagle Scout, climbed most of Colorado’s 14ers, and skied until he was 83 years old. He even skied all 12 months for a couple of years, taking advantage of St. Mary’s glacier in the warm months. Bob also loved fly fishing, tennis, golf, and swimming.

When Bob married Beverlee Henry, they embarked on a joyous journey of friends, social events, music, and travel. Family was Bob and Bev’s top priority. Nothing brought Bob more joy than family gatherings and playing with grandchildren, all of whom adored him. Bob was unconditionally supportive and loving, and had an engaging sense of humor. He leaves a legacy of wisdom, integrity, fairness, kindness, humor, and a zest for life. He will be greatly missed and forever remembered.

Bob is survived by his wife Beverlee Henry Fullerton; son Greg Fullerton (Susan); daughter Linda Fullerton Clark (Gray); grandchildren Connor, Abby, Alisse, and Olivia; step-children Lauri Henry Hamill (Blair), Ann Henry Volk (Joe), and Don Henry (Elsa); step-grandchildren Lindsay Cocos (Brian), Taylor Hamill (Amy), and Arika Drake; and step-great-grandchildren, Jonah and Talia.

Donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the Central City Opera, the Henry-Fullerton Cultural Opportunity Fund through the University of Denver’s Newman Center, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

H. Earl Moyer, Jr.

March 25, 1929–October 23, 2020

Earl Moyer, beloved husband, father, grandpa, and great-grandpa, passed away in his sleep on October 23, 2020, at age 91. Earl was born in Colorado City, Texas on March 25, 1929. As a teen he was an ice man, a paperboy, and worked in the oil fields. He joined the US Army right out of high school and served in Occupied Japan.

After his service, Earl went to the University of Tulsa and then on the University of Colorado Law School and Westminster Night College of Law (now DU Law School). He had a solo law practice in Lakewood for many years and later formed a partnership with his dear friend Leonard Beal, and then the young whippersnapper John R. Vranesic. After helping a great many people, he retired in 2013, having practiced for 57 years.

Beyond his love of his family and the law, Earl was an avid reader, golfer, poker player, and sports fanatic.

 

Richard D. Robb

March 20, 1929–September 24, 2020

Richard Robb, 91, retired Pueblo District Court judge, passed away peacefully on September 24, 2020, at Joni Fair Hospice in Pueblo.

Robb was born March 20, 1929 in Denver to Dr. Guel and Dorothy Robb. He attended Denver public schools, graduating from South High School. He received both his BA and law degree from the University of Denver. Robb was admitted to practice law before the Colorado state courts and the US District Court in 1953 and moved to Pueblo to join a private law practice that same year. He later became a named partner in the firm of Lattimer, Robb and Naylor.

Robb was a pillar of the Pueblo community. During his tenure in local government, Robb served on the Pueblo City Council from 1960 to 1963, his final two years as president. One of his proudest moments was personally welcoming President John F. Kennedy to Pueblo for the dedication of the Frying Pan–Arkansas Project (Lake Pueblo State Park) while serving as president of the Pueblo City Council. From 1964 to 1974, he served as assistant attorney general for the State of Colorado in the Pueblo Regional Office representing the Colorado State Hospital, Pueblo Regional Center, Colorado State Fair, Southern Colorado State College (now CSU Pueblo), and other Colorado State agencies.

In 1973, Robb was appointed district court judge in Pueblo County, and he served in that position until his retirement in 1993. “Those 20 years on the bench were challenging, rewarding and definitely the highlight of my legal career,” he later wrote. Robb served as chief judge, Tenth Judicial District, from 1989 to 1991. After retirement, he established a private law firm and practiced from 1995 to 1999.

Judge Robb was a member of the CBA, Pueblo County Bar Association, Denver Bar Association, Colorado District Judges Association, and Supreme Court Judicial Advisory Council. Well after his second retirement, he also served as a member of the Chemical Demilitarization Citizens Advisory Commission in Pueblo.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, “the Judge,” as he was endearingly known to those close to him, valued his time with his family. He was first married to Rose Robb for 19 years. Later, he married Patricia W. “Pat” Robb in 1971, and they were together for 38 years, enjoying their mountain home near Rye, Colorado until Pat’s passing in 2009.

The Judge was an avid sports fan and enjoyed working on his ranch (“Robb Ranch”), fishing, boating, and photography. Judge Robb is survived by his children Janet (Tim) Murphy, Jean Weisbrod, JoAnne (Robert) Purkey, Jim (Jackie) Robb, and Steele Wotkyns, and their families, including nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Donations in his name are welcome to the Sangre de Cristo Community Care, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the Alzheimer’s Association.