It’s said when hero’s die they become legends. Robby was a hero to a lot of us. May the legend live forever….
Services for Robert (Robby) Marquiss 81, will be held at 3:00 pm Thursday March 12, 2020 at Newcomers Family Funeral Home Chapel.
Robby passed away on Friday, March 7th, 2020 at Wyoming Medical Center surrounded by his loving family after a 4 year battle with cancer.
Robby was born September 12, 1938 in Newcastle, WY to John W and Josie M Marquiss. He was raised on Salt Creek at the family homestead until they moved to town in 1947 after the death of his dad. Robby attended Newcastle schools and graduated from Newcastle High School in 1957. His first job was at the Bowling Alley in Newcastle. He married Katharine Schulze in April of 1957 and they were married for 51 years until her death in 2008. Born to that union was Cheryl, Debora, John and James. He worked for Updike Brothers for 45 years and then that job took him to Sidney, MT as a tool pusher for 15 years. He then moved to Casper, WY continuing to work for Updike Brothers. Key Energy purchased Updike Brothers and Robby continued to work for them for 2 years.
Robby met Karen Wall in April 2010 and they were married April 7, 2012. They lived together in Mills, WY and enjoyed traveling, fishing, bowling, hunting and each other. With this union they combined two families that were the most important part of his life. He will be greatly missed. Robby was an avid bowler up until the time of his death and also was a great hunter and fisherman throughout his life. He truly treasured his time on his property in the Black Hills of South Dakota along with his friends and family. Robby was a true family man,who loved his family and the time that was spent with them. Robby was also a volunteer fireman in Newcastle, WY where he competed on the drill team and won numerous awards. He was also the Fire Chief during his time there.
Robby is survived by his wife Karen, his daughters Cheryl (Ken) Carr of Casper, Deb (Jeff) Schmidt of Poway, CA and his son Jim (Sandra) of Loveland, CO; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren, his stepchildren Tammy, Wendy, Ken, Trudy, Brian and numerous grandkids and great grandkids. He is also survived by his brothers Glen and Bill, his sisters Norma Jean, Bonnie Lou, and his baby sister Sandy and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Kathy, his son John and his brothers John Jr., Fred, Howard and also his sisters, Beverly and Linda.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Jason’s friends.
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