In memory of
Robert George Townsend
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In memory of
Robert George Townsend
Robert G. Townsend, Jr. age 77, passed away unexpectedly on May 30, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital In Wheat Ridge, Colorado, Robert, called Bob, was born in Miami, Florida, August 5th 1940 to Robert George Townsend Sr. and Margaret Grimes. At the age of 5 he moved to Colorado Springs.. In childhood he became interested in music and took up his lifelong passion, playing the violin. Robert attended Palmer High School, and met his first wife to be, Judith Werschky in 1955. After graduating High School in 1957, Robert attended Wichita State University and graduated in 1961, with a double major in violin and flute, later earning a master's degree in Music Education. Robert and Judith married in '61 and settled back in Colorado. He taught instrumental music in Jefferson County Schools from 1961 until retirement in 1994. For the majority of his teaching career he was Assistant Band Director and Orchestra Director at Arvada High School. His first wife's illness forced him to give up the additional responsibilities of high school in 1981, and transfer to elementary schools to complete his career. Passion for music led to varied outside activities, including strolling in the Brown Palace Hotel's San Marco Room the 1970-80's, later conducting the Broomfield Community Orchestra, recently playing with the Jefferson Symphony, and playing for countless parties, weddings and New Years. He was preceded in Death by his father in 1969, his first wife Judith, in 1984, after a long illness, and his mother Margaret in 2002. He is survived by his 2nd wife, Carol Thompson Ziegler Townsend, his 2 Sons Vaughn ( & Andy [Partner]) and Troy (& Monica [Wife], Step-Daughter Isabel Sanden and Step-Son Samuel Ziegler (& Laura [Wife]) and 10 Grandchildren. A Musical Memorial Service was held June 20, 2018 at the Jefferson Unitarian Church attended by family, friends, former students, and colleagues.
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In memory of
Robert George Townsend
Robert G. Townsend, Jr. age 77, passed away unexpectedly on May 30, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital In Wheat Ridge, Colorado, Robert, called Bob, was born in Miami, Florida, August 5th 1940 to Robert George Townsend Sr. and Margaret Grimes. At the age of 5 he moved to Colorado Springs.. In childhood he became interested in music and took up his lifelong passion, playing the violin. Robert attended Palmer High School, and met his first wife to be, Judith Werschky in 1955. After graduating High School in 1957, Robert attended Wichita State University and graduated in 1961, with a double major in violin and flute, later earning a master's degree in Music Education. Robert and Judith married in '61 and settled back in Colorado. He taught instrumental music in Jefferson County Schools from 1961 until retirement in 1994. For the majority of his teaching career he was Assistant Band Director and Orchestra Director at Arvada High School. His first wife's illness forced him to give up the additional responsibilities of high school in 1981, and transfer to elementary schools to complete his career. Passion for music led to varied outside activities, including strolling in the Brown Palace Hotel's San Marco Room the 1970-80's, later conducting the Broomfield Community Orchestra, recently playing with the Jefferson Symphony, and playing for countless parties, weddings and New Years. He was preceded in Death by his father in 1969, his first wife Judith, in 1984, after a long illness, and his mother Margaret in 2002. He is survived by his 2nd wife, Carol Thompson Ziegler Townsend, his 2 Sons Vaughn ( & Andy [Partner]) and Troy (& Monica [Wife], Step-Daughter Isabel Sanden and Step-Son Samuel Ziegler (& Laura [Wife]) and 10 Grandchildren. A Musical Memorial Service was held June 20, 2018 at the Jefferson Unitarian Church attended by family, friends, former students, and colleagues.
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