Richard “Dick” Roebling, 77, passed away May 10, 2013, at his home. Dick was born on Sept. 13, 1935, in Sheridan, Wyo., to Louise and Robert Roebling. He grew up in the Kirby area and graduated from Busby High School.
He worked various jobs throughout his early life enjoying his last two cowboy jobs the most, working for the Farley Ranch and McRae’s Greenleaf Land and Livestock. In 1987, Dick and his wife, Delores, purchased the Kirby Saloon, retiring from there in 2001, moving back to the ranch and then to Shepherd three years ago.
In his younger years, Dick loved to cowboy hard, rodeo hard and play harder. In his later years, he enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening and playing with his grandchildren.
In 1965, he married Delores Becker-Kukes and her five children. Their son Richard Dean was born a year later. Dick was previously married to Doris Greenfield and to this union his daughter Corrine and son Tracy were born.
He is survived by his wife, Delores; daughters, Carrie Mullin (Kim), Diana Perkins (Phil), Marilyn Watson (Lyle), Corrine Duncan (Rich); sons, Andy Kukes (Gayla), Leeroy Kukes and Tracy Roebling (Kris); sister, Almira Briggs; many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Theron, son Richard Dean and granddaughter Nina.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Dahl Funeral Chapel. Memorials can be made to a charity of your choice.