Robert Paul Beede, a longtime Idaho Springs resident, passed away on Sept. 24, 2011, in Benson, Ariz.
He was born June 19, 1941, in Denver and was an Army veteran.
He is survived by two sons, William and Steven, both of Lincoln, Neb.; two sisters, Barbara Flowers of Denver and Sharri Smith of Sun Lake, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.