Graveside services for Robert Edward Collard Jr., 59, will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, November 24, 2012 at the Collard Ranch Cemetery near Wheatland, Wyoming with Jim Wilson officiating.
Robert Collard died Tuesday, November 13, 2012 in Saratoga, Wyoming of natural causes.
Robert was born November 12, 1953 in Gunnison, Colorado the son of Robert Edward and Fannie Paneohua (Kawaianuenue) Collard Sr..
He was raised and educated in Ridgway, Colorado, and graduated from Ridgway High School in 1972. He attended college in Sterling, Colorado. Robert returned to Ridgway to ranch with his family, and in 1987 they moved to Wheatland to continue ranching in the El Rancho area. Robert was an avid hunter, but most of all he was a dedicated family man, helping his parents, his sister and her family.
Robert is survived by his sister, Frances Paneohua Blatnick of Wheatland; brother-in-law, Jim Blatnick of Wheatland; niece, Tiffany Paneohua Blatnick of Hilo, Hawaii; and numerous cousins.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Fannie Paneohua Collard on June 18, 2002 and father, Robert Edward Collard Sr. on January 13, 2011.
In lieu of flowers, memorial to the Collard Family 4-H Memorial Fund, in care of First State Bank, Box 39, Wheatland, Wyoming 82201 would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements are under the direction of Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com