Robert Emmett Greene |

Robert Emmett Greene

Former Aspenite Robert Emmett Greene died Jan. 17 in Montana.

Robert Emmett Greene died at his home in Red Lodge, Mont., on Jan. 17 in the presence of loved ones. He was 80 years old.Robert, son of Loretta and Thomas Greene, was born in Salt Lake City on Feb. 2, 1925. In his early years the family moved to Denver and he graduated from Regis High School. He attended Yale University and was a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Navy.

In 1950, he moved to Aspen, where he met and married Jaqueline Thaxter. They had four children: Judy, Jennifer, Susie and Wendy.He later moved to Denver, where he met Sandra Marko, and they were married on the Fourth of July in 1986. In January 1991, Sandy gave birth to twins: Josephine Mary Greene and Wilder Robert Greene. In 1994, they moved to Red Lodge, where their children are freshman and honor roll students at Red Lodge High.

Bob was active in both the Aspen and Red Lodge communities. An avid skier, fisherman and golfer, Robert loved football and the outdoors and instilled in his children his love for the mountains.He was a devoted husband and father and is survived by his wife, Sandy; his children, Josephine Greene, Wilder Greene, Judy Haas, Jennifer Greene, Susan Karbank, Wendy Turchin; his grandchildren, Jessica Cox, Walker Hill, Benjamin Karbank, Nathaniel Karbank, Coulter Turchin and Tyler Turchin; and the many people that loved him.

His family misses him and wishes him well on the next stage of his journey. May God’s glorious light, heavenly peace and divine love be with him always. At Robert’s request, there will be no memorial service. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to finding a cure for cancer.

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