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Carl Robert (Bob) Waldeck

Photo by Durango Steele

Photo by Durango Steele

Carl Robert (Bob) Waldeck, 89, of Estes Park, CO, passed peacefully into the waiting arms of his Lord and Savior Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the Estes Park Medical Center.

He was born on August 28, 1924, in St. Louis, MO and raised in Kirkwood, MO. The family moved to Redwood City, CA, where he finished high school. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Mr. Waldeck held a degree in Social Anthropology. During college he joined the U.S. Navy ROTC, and was an officer on the USS Schuylkill during WWII (Pacific Theater).

Carl and Eileen (Lisa) Barquist were married on October 25, 1946 in the Little Church of Hollywood. He was a teacher, then a principal in the California school system. The couple moved to northern Virginia where they raised their family and he became a senior editor and branch chief for sociological intelligence for the National Intelligence Survey, in Washington, DC / Langley, VA.

Carl retired to the Tahosa Valley, CO, in December of 1975. He had vacationed here often during the 1930s with his mother and sister, and in the 1970s with his wife and children. He started a Christian school in Estes Park and served as principal for several years. Carl’s many hobbies included lapidary work, silversmithing, photography, wildlife watching, painting and writing extensively about current events and the Bible. The beauty of the Estes area was the subject for many of his paintings. His wife encouraged his painting which became a source of comfort to him after her death in 2006.

He is survived by his children, Anika Livo of Lakewood, CO, Anna Waldeck of Fort Collins, CO and son Carl Eric Waldeck of Greeley, CO, as well as two grandchildren, Andrea Livo and Carl David Waldeck.

A memorial service will be held Oct. 6 at 3 pm at Covenant Heights. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gideons or to the Summit Church building fund.


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