|Birth: ||Dec. 22, 1932|
|Death: ||Mar. 2, 2003|
Spokesman-Review, Spokane WA., Wednesday, Mar 5, 2003, page D7
Idaho Chronicle - Obituaries
Robert Colley - Post Falls
Visitation for Robert Harold Colley, 70, will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m at Yates Funeral Home in Coeur d'Alene. Service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with burial to follow at Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Colley, who was born in Whiting, Kan., died Sunday. He grew up in Troy, Kan., and graduated from high school there. He worked for St. Joe Logging Co. with his father and brother before joining the Navy in 1951.
Mr. Colley was stationed in Alaska during the Korean War and settled in Spokane in 1955 after his military service. He began an aviation career as a certified flight instructor and later worked for the Forest Service.
In 1973 he married Barbara Lickfold, and they settled in Coeur d'Alene. He became the chief pilot for the intermountain division of Louisiana Pacific before retiring in 1984.
He also worked in real estate sales for Century 21 and later became the general sales manager at Coeur d'Alene Fiber Fuels. He was known to have a great enthusiasm for life.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Jeffrey Colley of Glenmoore, Pa., and Douglas and Gregory Colley, both of Spokane; a brother, Wallace Colley of Smithville, Mo.; six grandchildren, Dakota, Dana, Danielle, Jushua, Sarah and Nathan; and two great-grandchildren, Justin and Anna.
contributor: Leslie Mikesell Wood
Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens
Plot: Blk 5, Lot 11, Sp #9
Maintained by: Colleen Turnbow English
Originally Created by: Ruby Rogers McCormick
Record added: Jul 13, 2009
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