Robert B. Lyons

Robert B. Lyons, 92, passed away on Monday, July 29 in Colorado Springs. He was born in Ordway to Harry & Marie Lyons. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Zola B. Lyons. He was a devoted father of Jim (Peggy), Bill (Linda), Stan (Kitty), and Pat (Paul), Grandfather of Toni (Sam), Great-Grandfather of Grace. He was preceded in death by his sister Martha Frentzen. Upon graduating from New Mexico Military Institute, he attended the University of Illinois. In 1944 he served in the Army in the South Pacific as a tank commander. After the war he opened a home decorating center in Rocky Ford while continuing to serve his country as a member of the National Guard. In 1969 the family moved to Colorado Springs where he assumed a position of Lease Manager with Williams Chevrolet. Over the years Bob and Zola have traveled extensively to destinations all over the world. Owning a mobile home they were able to travel from Alaska to the Florida Keys and points in between. Being an avid outdoorsman he loved skiing, boating and fishing. He will be deeply missed. Memorial Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church, Lehmberg Chapel, 420 North Nevada in Colorado Springs, Saturday, August the 3rd at 10 AM. A reception will follow at the church.

Published in The Gazette from July 31 to Aug. 2, 2013