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I am a Veteran.Robert "Bobby" Edwin Friedrich

October 27, 1933 - March 24, 2019

Robert "Bobby" Edwin Friedrich Jr. age 85 of Pueblo, Colorado passed away peacefully with family by his side Sunday March 24, 2019. Bobby was born October 27, 1933 in Harris County Texas. He was the son of Robert Edwin Friedrich Sr. and Beatrice Iva Parker. Bobby attended school in Houston, Texas.

The family operated a hog farm near White Oak Bayou where Bobby developed a passion for agriculture and showing dairy cattle. He was very proud and active, member of 4-H and Club Calf groups in Houston. In his youth he had many achievements in 4H, but being name the 4-H clubs', "Gold Star Boy" of Harris County, was his most coveted award. Bobby's love of raising cattle and horses was present throughout his life.

In his late teens, Bobby's family moved to Fayette County, and settled in the farming community of Nechanitz, where they owned a large dairy farm. Bobby met, and married Arline Wolff in 1953. He was called into the Army during the Korean Crisis was stationed stateside in Tacoma, Washington. After his military service he returned to Fayette County, and continued working as a dairyman. Bobby and Arline remained on the dairy farm and raised 4 children who were all very active with farming chores at an early age. During this time Bobby ran, and was elected, as Constable for Fayette County, working under Sheriff Jim Flournoy. Bobby and Arline sold the dairy cattle, retained the farm, and moved to Columbus Texas in 1968. While in Columbus, Bobby worked for the Colorado County Sherriff's office. After running an unsuccessful bid for sheriff of Colorado County, he left the sheriff's office and worked under Chief Ed Potter as his Assistant Chief of Police. The nickname "Chief" stuck with him for years. Bobby and Arline's marriage ended in divorced in 1974. Later, Bobby married Edith Dippel and lived in Columbus. Bobby continued working for the City and raised cattle on the farm in Nechanitz. Bobby found that he had a talent for making metal art. His art developed a large interest among folks passing through Columbus. Bobby was very proud that he and his art were featured in an episode of, "The Eyes of Texas". Another passion of his was hunting in Colorado, which led to many adventures. Bobby accepted an offer to go to Rifle, Colorado and work on a ranch owned by Henry Beken. Being in Colorado was something he loved and he was very excited about the opportunity. Bobby ran the ranch and started a guide business which drew many hunters from Columbus and surrounding Texas areas. After the ranch sold, Bobby remained in the Rifle area and continued the guide business partnering with local ranches. Edith and Bobby divorced in the early 80's. The guide business was discontinued in the late 80's. At that point Bobby moved full time to Colorado where he met and eventually married Coralie Komp of Pueblo Colorado. He and Coralie remained in Pueblo until his passing. While in Pueblo, Bobby started a commercial land maintenance business in the expanding development of Pueblo West. He also began an operation raising registered Gablvieh cattle on a farm north of Pueblo. He was always very proud of the Gablvieh breed and the cattle that he raised. He continued those businesses until his health began to fail.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, sister Barbra Lowery, and brother Vernon. He is survived by his wife Coralie of Pueblo, his brother David Friedrich and wife Norma; sister-in-law Bonnie Friedrich of Gainesville Texas; his four children, Terrell and wife Cynthia Friedrich of Troup, Texas; Bill Friedrich and LeeAnn Werner of Houston, Texas; Edward and wife Cindy Friedrich of Hockley Texas; Bernadette and husband Ricky Jorgenson of Giddings, Texas; and stepdaughter Robyn of Pueblo, Colorado. There are also many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews surviving Bobby's passing.

A memorial service will be held at Henneke Funeral Home on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Bobby's memory to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, PO Box 8249, Missoula, MT 59807.

 
 


Robert "Bobby" Edwin Friedrich
October 27, 1933 - March 24, 2019

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