Robert Clement Bob Diamond
Robert Clement (Bob) Diamond, 86, of Akron, Colorado died on November 11, 2009 at the Washington County Nursing Home. A vigil service will be held on Sunday evening, November 15th at 7:00. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 16th at 10:30 at St. He was the fifth child of James and Jennie (Delehanty) Diamond. He attended Akron schools and graduated with the class of 1941. In September, 1949 Bob married Mary Sharp at St. Helena Catholic Church in Ft. Morgan. There were ten children born to this union.
When Bob was 29 years old, he took full responsibility for managing the family farm after his father sudden death. He was extremely proud of his heritage and loved sharing the story of his granddad, Daniel Diamond journey from Ireland to 160 acres of land northeast of Akron that he acquired through the Homestead Act in 1893. It was a privilege to him to be the 3rd generation to farm this ground and to expand the farm over time. Diamond Farms was recently recognized as being a Colorado Centennial Farm by the Washington County Farm Bureau. Bob was active in the National Farmer Organization, Soil Conservation Service and a member of the FFA Advisory Committee at Akron High School. Bob was also very involved in the activities at the Catholic Church.
Bob had a calm demeanor, an easy smile and a very witty sense of humor. He led by dexample, and never expected anyone to do anything that he wouldn do himself. He was not quick to judge; he was a very tolerant person and never said an unkind word about anyone. The simple things in life were most important to him. He loved a sunrise, a soft rain, a bumper wheat crop, a game of horseshoes or a hand of pitch. He strummed his guitar and wrote in a journal nearly every night. He was a fan of the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Rockies but his favorite team of all was the Akron Ram football team, particularly the years his sons and grandsons were playing. He had a happy heart, a strong faith in God and a positive outlook even when the going got tough.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother James, three sisters, Margaret Story, Dolly Mollohan, and Rita Schrader and his son in law, Stacy Steward.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary. Four sons, Dick and wife Donna, Steve and wife Kandy, and Bob all of Akron; Pat and wife, Marleen, of Highlands Ranch;
and six daughters, Ellen and husband, Scott Allen, Mary Kay and husband, Paul Foy all of Ogallala, NE; Peg and husband, Butch Nally, of Garden City, KS; Jane and husband, Robert Martin of Conifer; Joan and husband, Don Sims, of Strasburg; and Gina and husband, Dave McGrail of Denver.
Twenty grandchildren and three great grand children will miss him greatly. They are Jill, Jim, Chris and Stephanie, Joel and Jennifer, Travis, Kalyn and Karli Diamond; Tristan, Taylor and Caitlin Foy; Kelsey and Megan Steward; Grant, Abe and Stella Martin; Liesel, Reed and Mariel Sims; and Caroline and Joseph McGrail. HIs three great grand children are Isaac, Riley and Carson Diamond. He is also survived by one sister, Jean Rose Krause of Otis and numerous nieces and nephews.