Robert Louis Gafvert dies at 58 |

Robert Louis Gafvert dies at 58


Robert Louis Gafvert, 58, a former Frisco fire chief and town council member, died at his home in Grand Junction, March 27, 2005. He was born July 13, 1946, to James and Marjorie (Patton) Gafvert in Santa Cruz, Calif. He spent his childhood in Mountain View, Calif., and graduated from Awolt High School.He moved to Summit County in 1974 where he was a volunteer EMT and firefighter until he became fire chief for the town of Frisco. He also served as a town council member in Frisco. He married his wife Linda, on Sept. 17, 1986, in Breckenridge.In 1990, the couple moved to Grand Junction in search of warmer temperatures. Bob was employed with Elam Construction for 14 years, the last four of which he was a foreman with the highway division.He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sports events and especially his weekend walks with Linda, Rio and Copper. Survivors include wife Linda of Grand Junction; mother Marjorie Locatelli of South Lake Tahoe, Calif.; son and his wife Dennis and Patty Gafvert of Napa, Calif.; daughters and their husbands, Kelly and Jay Dombrowski of Elgin, Ill., Tracy and Rob Courtney of Grand Junction, brother and sister-in-law Rick and Peggy Gafvert of San Jose, Calif., sister and brother in law, Marsha and Joe Roberto of South Lake Tahoe, and five grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his father, James Gafvert and step father, Albert Locatelli.Private services are planned for a later date in California. Martin Mortuary of Grand Junction is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Roice Hurst Humane Society, 3320 D Road, Clifton, CO 81520.

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