James “Jim” Robiscoe Sr.
James “Jim” Robiscoe Sr. died Nov. 7, 2005, at Porter Hospital
in Denver, Colo.
Jim was born in Detroit, Mich. on Feb. 5, 1919. He lived awhile
in Shawnee, Colo. He was a cofounder of Shawnee Mountain
Gallery in 1981 with former wife, Ethel Robiscoe, and his
daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn Lee and Vincent Tolpo.
Jim was a stained glass artist.
Jim served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and helped
build the State Park at Tahquamenon Falls in northern
Michigan. During World War II, he built airplane engines in
Detroit. He spent most of his working life as a carpenter.
He loved airplanes and aviation, history, architecture,
automobiles, kites, roses and football.
Jim taught himself photography, piano, harmonica and
guitar and enjoyed the music of Johnny Cash, Elvis and
Ray Charles. His creativity and work ethic have been
passed to another generation.
Jim Robiscoe is survived by daughter, Carolyn Lee
(Vincent) Tolpo, of Shawnee; son, James Robiscoe, of
Sleepy Hollow, New York; grandson, Michael (Evonne)
Inglesh; and great-granddaughter, Amanda Inglesh, of
New York City.
Donations can be made in his name to the Bear Creek
Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the Rose Garden
Fund, P.O. Box 117, Morrison, CO 80465.
Ray Moore, the son of Earl and Olive Eastin Moore, died on Nov.
26, 2005, at his Moore’s Longhorn Ranch in Roff, Okla.
He was born Aug. 15, 1936 in Yuma County, Colo.
He married his childhood sweetheart, Bernice Grady,
Sept. 11, 1954 in Denver. In 1963 the family moved to
Hartsel, Colo. where they operated the General Store and
Standard Station. It was there he became an accomplished
team roper and soon after was involved in the breeding and
raising of registered Texas Longhorn cattle.
He established Moore’s Longhorn Ranch, a name and brand that
was to become very well known in the Texas Longhorn cattle
industry, with cattle operations in Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma.
He soon became a producer of Texas Longhorn cattle with
the reputation and ability of growing exceptional horn. He
helped to establish Texas Longhorn sales in New York,
North Carolina, Virginia and throughout the Southwest and
western states. In 1986 he, his cattle and ranch were
featured in a series of ads for the “Marlboro Man.” He was
a charter and founding member of many Texas longhorn
associations. Ray served as director and vice president of
the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Bernice Moore and
daughter, Denise Raley of Roff, Okla.; a son and daughterin-law,
Joe and Nancy Moore of Bucklin, Kan.; his mother,
Olive Moore and brother, Bobby Moore of Denver; and five
grandchildren, Trinity Moore, Cody Moore and Laramie
Moore, Shanna Raley and Wyatt Raley.
Memorial services were held on Nov. 29, 2005 in HarveyDouglas
Funeral Home Chapel. Services were conducted
by Rev. Sam Porter. Memorials may be made to the St.
Anthony Hospital Foundation, 826 NW 11th, Oklahoma
City, OK 73106 or the T.L.B.A.A. Foundation, P.O. Box
4430, Ft. Worth, TX 76164.
Timothy L. Kneal
Park County resident Timothy L. Kneal, age 55, passed
away at home on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005. He is survived
by his beloved wife, Pamela and his mother, Helen. He is
also survived by numerous family members and friends.
Tim enjoyed the mountains, gold prospecting and western
We love you. You will be dearly missed. Services were
held at Drinkwine Mortuary in Littleton, Colo. on Friday,
Dec. 30 at 1 p.m.
Evan Richard Jones, Jr.
Evan Richard Jones, Jr. died on Christmas Eve. Evan was a
resident of Bailey, Colo. in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. He
was a member of the “Top of the Hill Gang” social club and
active in community events.
Born in 1925, he served in the United States Army and Air
Force during World War II and Korea, as well as the Air
National Guard and Air Force Reserve. He was discharged
honorably with the rank of Master Sergeant from the U.S.
Air Force in 1952.
Evan was an Arapahoe Council District Commissioner with
the Boy Scouts of America and was proud of his
achievement of Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow.
His early training as a radio operator in the service led him
to his career as an electronics engineer and he was one of
the pioneers in early Denver television working at Channel
2, the first station in town, then called KFEL.
He worked on the Titan Missile program for Martin
Marietta during the ‘60s which gave him pride in being
part of our country’s space program. He was always
interested in science, art, tinkering and inventing.
In his later years, he was very interested in family
genealogy and Colorado history. A member of the
Colorado Historical Society, he spent hours on the
computer researching souvenirs and memorabilia from his
family’s long history in the state.
He is survived by his son Evan in Centennial, Colo.;
daughter Debra Jones in Scottsdale, Ariz.; sister Wilma
Stevenson in Littleton, Colo.; and brother Eldon Jones, as
well as nieces and nephews locally and across the United
Services and burial were at Fort Logan Cemetery on Jan.
Gilbert Abcarian, retired Florida State University professor and
former chairman of the Government Department, died
in Tallahassee, Fla. on Feb. 8, 2006. Dr. Abcarian was born on
May 5, 1925, in Fresno, Calif. He was the oldest son of Annie and
Mike Abcarian, who immigrated to the United States from
Armenia in the early 1900s.
Dr. Abcarian grew up in a closely-knit ethnic community
where he developed a life-long love of music and honed his
extraordinary sense of humor. While he played many
instruments, his musical forte was the trombone. During
his teenage years, he and a friend had their own radio
show, “The Gil and Guy Show, ” during which they told
jokes and played music. He initially studied music at the
University of California prior to his entry into the armed
services. During World War II, he was stationed with the U.
S. Air Corps in Germany and played in a military band with
jazz legend Dave Brubeck. While stationed in Germany, he
met the love of his life, Raisa Iseava. Although the only
common language they spoke was broken German, love
conquered all. Dr. Abcarian would eventually compose the
musical piece, “Dark Eyes, ” to honor his wife. The two
married in 1945, and Dr. Abcarian returned to school
pursuing his doctorate in Political Science. The Abcarians
had three children.
Dr. Abcarian was a loving husband and father deeply
committed to his family. He touched the lives of the many
students who passed through his classroom over the
years. He was the author of numerous academic books
and papers in the field of government.
Bailey, Colo. was a special place to Dr. Abcarian, and he
visited the area frequently over the years to enjoy the
breathtaking mountains and peaceful landscape.
Dr. Abcarian was preceded in death by his parents, Annie
and Mike Abcarian. He is survived by his wife, Raisa;
daughter, Lora Abcarian of Bailey, Colo.; sons Michael
(Melissa) Abcarian of Plano, Texas, and Stephan Abcarian
of Tallahassee, Fla.; brothers Richard (Debra) Abcarian of
Venice, Calif., and Donald (Marcia) Abcarian of Berkeley,
Calif; grandchildren Ryan (Nikki) Abcarian of Altamonte
Springs, Fla., Alan Abcarian and Scott Abcarian both of
Tallahassee, Fla; great grandchildren Delaney and
Grayson Abcarian of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; four nieces
and two nephews.
Despite his untimely death, Dr. Abcarian lived each day
with a sense of joy and purpose. Memorials may be made
in his name to the Christopher Reeve Foundation at www.