Robert "Bob" Duane Nicodemus died Feb. 24, 2017, at his home in Cedaredge. He was 89.
He was born May 9, 1927, to W. Roy and Vera Nicodemus. He enlisted in the Navy in 1946, where he was trained as a medic. He was assigned to a battalion of Marines set to deploy to the Pacific but he remained stateside as World War II came to a close.
After the war, he worked for the railroad for eight years before pursuing a career as an electrician. He recieved his license in 1957. He owned and ran Alp Electric for 11 years before he returned to college in pursuit of a psychology degree. He graduated from Adams State College and became a social worker for the next nine years serving the elderly and handicapped in Jefferson County. After retiring, he returned to his electrical business until he retired again.
He enjoyed peaceful solitude, musicals from the '40s, and playing card games with family.
He is survived by two brothers, Donald Nicodemus and Kenny Nicodemus; five children, Rubie Mae Schroeder, Robin Gae Nicodemus, Roy Nicodemus, Rita Kinnison and R. Rae Winkler; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a grandchild, Christopher Schroeder.
A memorial service was held March 4 at Stolte Shed in Pioneer Town.
Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors handled the arrangements.
On Dec. 4 Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes denied the application of Paonia Holdings, LLC for a change of land use for the property at 41322 Highway 133, with an adjacent residence at 41402 Highway 133 and an ancillary property at 16180 Stevens Gulch Road.
The property is owned by Bowie Resources, LLC, and was formerly used as a coal load-out site.