Robert Trower

Robert Garlin Trower

Wednesday, December 14th, 1938 - Sunday, April 7th, 2019
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Robert Garlin Trower passed away peacefully in his home April 7, 2019 after a short illness. Bob was born December 14, 1938 in Alamosa, Colorado. He was the fourth son and sixth child of nine children born to Lorna and Garland Trower. He graduated high school at the Cal Farley Boy’s Ranch in Amarillo, Texas and often talked about the many adventures he had while he was there. Bob was in the Army Reserves for eight years and worked for Mountain Bell Telephone Company for 26 years before opening his own businesses: The Frame Shop and Black Bridge Gallery, and The Picture Place. On September 2, 1962 Bob married Evon Cole and together they raised five daughters.

Bob is a prize winning photographer and would often find beauty in unexpected subject matter and was able to compose often viewed locations into something spectacular.

He found joy in surprising others with things he had made like stilts or fishing poles and willow whistles carved by hand. He was a good listener and often blessed others with the things they had mentioned in passing. His sisters, children and grandchildren all have been surprised and blessed by his generosity to them. He has always been a good example of kindness, generosity and Christlike love. Bob had a love of travel taking his family to many exciting places in their little Red Dale camper. No matter where they went, he always commented about how nice it was to go somewhere new, but it was always nicer to come back home.

The children of Lorna and Garland were very close, his living siblings: Anna Lou “Sissy” Kelsey, Bonnie (Don) Brantley, Connie (Bob) Gibbons, Garlin “Butch” Trower, and his brother-in-law Red (Jeanie) Winget, found ways to stay in contact nearly every week. Bob was preceded in death by his brothers Joseph, Maurice “Chickie”, and Russell “Bunny,” his father Garland and mother Lorna, his sisters Norma Jean “Jeanie” and Wilma, and son-in-law Aaron Buckley (Kelly).

He is very proud of his large posterity which consists of his five daughters: Bobbi (Tim) Wall, Toni (Maury) Lee, Joey (Dave) Carlson, Kelly (Chris) Hall, Leslie (Bob) Scholfield. His grandchildren: TJ Wall, Jenifer (Alfonso) De la Cruz, Caitlin Wall, Jordan Wall, Jacob (Summer) Lee, Cody (Nicole) Lee, Makenna (Josh) Harris, David Wayne Carlson, Liz (Mark) Robison, Rachel (Josh) Benson, Sarah (Jordan) Birch, Danny (Claire) Carlson, Perry Carlson, Peter Carlson, Ryan Buckley, Tyler (Desiree) Buckley, Jack (Lorensa) Buckley, Kevin Buckley, Taylor Scholfield, Lauren Scholfield, and Ashley Scholfield. And his great-grandchildren: Naomi, Clara, Artemis, Zella, Aurelia, Florence, Anna, June, Connor, Alaina, Alyssa, Aaron, Axel, and Arik.

Bob was a great story teller, but could not tell a joke without giggling through the punchline. He was a life long learner and explorer. He will be missed here, but his adventures have only begun and he has looked forward to it.

Funeral services for Robert Garlin Trower will be on Friday, April 12, 2019, at 11:00 AM, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 927 Weber Drive in Alamosa, Colorado. Interment will follow services in the Alamosa Cemetery. Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of arrangements. To leave online condolences for Mr. Trower’s family visit
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  • Visitation

    Friday, April 12th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, April 12th, 2019 10:00am
    Alamosa Fourth Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    927 Weber Avenue
    Alamosa, Colorado 81101
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  • Service

    Friday, April 12th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, April 12th, 2019 11:00am
    Alamosa Fourth Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    927 Weber Avenue
    Alamosa, Colorado 81101
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Bishop Jared Thiemann
  • Interment

    Friday, April 12th, 2019 | 12:30pm
    Friday, April 12th, 2019 12:30pm
    City of Alamosa Cemetery
    2150 State Avenue
    Alamosa, CO 81101
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The Holloway Family

Posted at 07:45pm
May the Lord continue to bless the whole family at this time. Eternal Families help make the separation a bit easier. Love Brent Holloway
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michelle lanzoni

Posted at 09:15pm
Bob was the most outstanding of friends.

All my love and deepest sympathies to his family.
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