Robert Jake Mayes
Robert Jake Mayes
  • December 7, 1942 - May 6, 2017
  • Greeley, Colorado

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Robert J. Mayes, 74, of Greeley, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017 at his home. He was born on December 7, 1942 in Ft. Morgan, Colorado to James and LaVina Mayes.

Robert worked for Great Western Sugar Factory for 15 years and the City of Evans for 25 years. He was a member of the following Civic organizations: Greeley Central Federal Credit Union, where he served on the Board of Directors, the Moose Lodge, where he was a member for 15 years, served on various boards and got 25 people to join in just one year, Volunteer Firefighter for Evans for 18 years and served as President, Secretary and Safety officer, served on the Water/Sewer Board for the City of Evans for one year, volunteered with the Cub Scouts of America for 15 years and served on the City Council for the City of Evans.

Robert is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Sandra Morado Mayes of Greeley; daughter and son-in-law, Bobbi (Mayes) and William "Bill" Sample of Evans; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Annie Rudy of Greeley; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Gladys and Dan Nelson of Greeley, brother and sister-in-law, Tommie and Audra Mayes of Broomfield; brother, Johnnie Mayes of Morrison, TN and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his devoted companion, Beverly Williams, father, James William Ray Mayes, mother, LaVina (Becker) Mayes, sisters, Donna Peckinpaugh, Dorothy Dorsey and Betty Wagner and brother, Ray Mayes.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2017 at Stoddard Funeral Home. Inurnment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Research of the Diabetes Foundation both in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 West 28th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80634.