Robert “Bob” D. McKinley, 66, of Brighton, Colorado passed away on November 17, 2019. He was born March 5, 1953 in Elkhart, Kansas to Louis Paul and Velda Fay (Scott) McKinley. Bob graduated from Elkhart High School in 1971. He married Louise Quintana on May 3, 1980 in Richfield, Kansas. He proudly worked in the Natural Gas industry in Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma his entire career.
Bob grew up a cowboy and working on the family’s wheat farms in Kansas. After living in Kansas and Oklahoma, Bob settled in Brighton. He was a member of Saint Augustine Catholic Church where he was a Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Knights of Columbus 3285 of Brighton, Colorado. Over the last six years, Bob and his wife Louise enjoyed spending the winter months in Florence, Arizona, where Bob fell in love with the joy of riding his ATV with his friends. Arizona became his second home where he quickly was surrounded by great friends. Bob loved the game of basketball and was an avid Kansas Jay Hawks and Denver Nuggets fan. Bob enjoyed traveling and in his spare time after retirement worked for Johnson Auto fulfilling his love for nice cars.
He is survived by his wife, Louise; daughter, Carmen (Andrew) Kassatly of Thornton, Colorado; son, Robby (Sheena) McKinley of Garden City, Kansas; five brothers, Wes McKinley of Walsh, Colorado, David McKinley of Elkhart, Kansas, Charley McKinley of Elkhart, Kansas, Jim McKinley of Weston, Colorado and Greg McKinley, of Richfield, Kansas. Bob was blessed with six grandchildren: Jordan, Bryson, Madyn, Ireland, Blythe, Briar; and two great grandchildren, Jozah and Ella. Bob was loved immensely by his numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Memorial Services for Bob will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019, with Rosary Services beginning at 10:30 AM followed by Mass at 11:00 AM, both at St. Augustine Catholic Church, in Brighton, Colorado. Burial of cremains will be held in Richfield, Kansas.
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