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Robert Joseph Lara

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Posted: Saturday, April 6, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 10:33 am, Tue Nov 5, 2013.

Funeral services for Robert Joseph Lara Sr. will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Deacon Kim Carroll of St. Matthew's Catholic Church officiating.

Burial will follow in Mount Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday with a prayer/vigil service at 7 p.m.

Bobby Lara, 59, of Gillette, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Campbell County Memorial Hospital after a short battle with cancer.

Bobby was born Nov. 15, 1953, in Gillette, the son of Benerito "Benny" and Rose (Jaramillo) Lara. At the young age of 15, Bobby started his career in plumbing, working with his dad for Bob Ostland Sr. As time went on, he worked for Landmark, Long's Plumbing and Powder River.

To Bobby, what mattered most was family. He enjoyed Fourth of July picnics, Thanksgiving dinners, bingo and, of course, going house to house for coffee breaks with family and friends. He was also a devoted "Papa" and enjoyed watching his grandkids grow up! Spending time with them was his first priority.

Bobby will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Bobby is survived by his five children: Beatle, Billy, Anthony, AshLee and Adam; favorite son-in-law, Tony; longtime best friend, Naidene; sisters: Glenda (Leo) Valencia, Betty (Bill) Clouse, Vickie (Kerry) Barker and Brenda (Joe) LaVallie; brother, Benny (Connie) Lara; and numerous grandchildren, family and friends. He loved each and every one of them very much, and they loved him just as much.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and parents, Ben and Rose Lara; brothers, Billy Lara, Donnie Lara, Stevie Lara; sisters, Gloria Lara, Peggy Lara, Dixie Schiefer; niece and nephew, Brandon Lara and Celina Lara; and grandson, Devon Lara.

Memorials and condolences may be sent in Bobby's name in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. 5th St., Gillette, WY 82716 or condolences via the Internet at

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