The Lusk Herald
February 16, 2005
James Allen Robb
James Robb, 80, of Lusk passed away on Feb. 9 in Casper. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Feb.17, 2 p.m. at the Lusk Alliance Church in Lusk, with Pastor Jason Playle officiating.
James Allen Robb was born on Dec. 7, 1924, on the family homestead southeast of Gillette. He was the second son of Charles "Frank" and Margarete Leuchtweis Robb. He attended rural schools in Campbell County and started working on ranches at the age of 15. He enjoyed working with horses and ranched most of his life. In 1943, he began his service in the Army in a cavalry unit in Kansas and was deployed to the Pacific Theater. He received an honorable discharge in 1946, after spending a year recovering from severe wounds received when enemy shrapnel hit his rifle and he suffered injuries to his right hand, arm and leg.
On Aug. 13, 1950, he married Ardienna Curtis in Gillette. They had six children before the marriage ended.
In 1963, he married Mary (Lyle) Faith and they had two sons. In 1974, he moved his family, mother and two younger brothers, to a ranch near Lance Creek. He was a bus driver for the school district until 1983 when heart problems restricted his activities. They later moved to Lusk.
Jim is survived by his wife, Mary, of Lusk; four daughters, Patty Carver, Wanda Mataea, Jackie Kalkoff all of Manning, Iowa, and Janice Back of Newcastle; three sons: Jimmy Oliver of Gillette; Russell and Ronald of Lusk; one step-son, L. J. Faith of Lander; seven sisters, Helenauth Oliver, Joyce Johnston, Dorothy Severson, all of Casper; Alice Davis of Truth or Consequences, N.M.; Carol Bates of Hamilton, Wash.; Elsie Wilkins of Mariposa, Calif.; and Mildred Golyen of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two brothers: John "Tom" and Howard "Ray" of Lusk; and multiple grand and great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Charles and Gene; one daughter, Ruth; and one step-son, Rick Faith.
A memorial has been designated to the Disabled Veteran's of America or the donor's choice.
Cicmanec-Pier Funeral Home in Lusk is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
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