Robert Peterson

Robert K Peterson “Bob” of Laramie passed away on November 29, 2021, at lvinson Memorial Hospital.

Bob was born March 12, 1949, in Lewellen, Nebraska to Robert and Marjorie Peterson. At a young age they moved to Laramie where they owned and operated Pete’s Hideout, as well as the Tomahawk Souvenir Shop.

Bob attended Laramie public schools, graduating with the Class of 1967 from Laramie High School. In 1971 he married Cyd Henan, to this union two children were born, Randy and Chrystal. Bob and Cyd later divorced.

Bob worked many jobs around Laramie, Monolith Cement Plant, Holland Cleaners, Gillette Office Supply, lvinson Memorial Hospital and Albertson’s Liquor Store to name a few. While working many of these jobs he opened and operated Albany Security Services which he started doing “Door Shakes” for many Laramie businesses advancing to Armored Car Services. After closing the Security business, he began

the last of his career working for the Albany County Sheriff’s office where he was Civil Processor Server for ten years, retiring on January 2, 2021.

In 2003, he met and started dating Debbie Pickett, they were later married in August 2017. The two of them enjoyed many trips to the mountains because there was always a dirt road he hadn’t been on yet! They also enjoyed many trips around the state on his Harley Davidson. His interests included making Windchimes out of oxygen bottles, guns, both owning and shooting, and woodworking.

Anyone who knew Bob appreciated his robust laugh, strong handshake or if you were one of the lucky ones, one of his “Healing Hugs”. If you were lucky enough to be considered his friend, you were a friend for life.

Preceded in death were his parents, older sister Betty Harrington and brother-in-law William Harrington.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Pickett of Laramie, son Randy Peterson (Lisa Ojeda) of Cheyenne, daughter Chrystal Brown (Cody) of Gillette, Granddaughters Alisa Brown (Taylor Begay) of Lake Havasu City, AZ and Shelby Garcia (Javier) of Gillette.

Cremation has taken place and a Memorial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2022, at the Lincoln Community Center.

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Condolences (32)

  • Michael Comly Md

    I just learned of Bob's passing. Jeez how I miss his visits to my office with always something funny to say and that wry smile of his. Truly a wonderful person!!! We all will be poorer with him not around to make us smile

  • Jack Settlemire

    I loved being around Bob. He was always busy nut never too busy to at least say Hi. He was upbeat whenever we met and shared his handshake, his joy and laughter. He changed uniforms as he worked for different companies and agencies but he never changed in being a friend, a professional and upright.

  • Bill Dalley

    Just found out yesterday that Bob has left us. We enjoyed many good times when he would visit our gun store here in Cheyenne. We shall all remember him fondly and are proud to have had him as a friend. Bill & Sharon Dalley Kim Nickerson

  • Sarah Pope

    Debbie, I didn't know you had lost Bob. My prayers are with you. I knew Bob when he worked at the office supply store (and a little bit through Cyd). He was always such fun. His loss will be felt by many. Sending lots of love your way.

  • Carol Schwartz

    So sorry for your loss, Debbie. It was wonderful that you found each other and were able to share your years together.

  • Debbie Pickett

    Thank you for all of these amazing tributes to Bob. He was always larger than life, one of the most caring, kind and generous people I have ever known. Always teased him that when he met someone, if he didn't know them, he would by the end of the conversation. I am very sorry we only had 18 years together. I would of truly liked 10 - 15 at least more. One thing Bob showed me was to not be afraid to show feelings for your loved ones. If your significant other or spouse wants to hold your hand, do it, don't pull away. You never know when the last chance to do that will be. He will be forever missed.


    Our visit in the Woods Landing Restaurant seemed like just a few days ago. Bob always had a few minutes to extend conversation. My regrets to especially Debbie and family for your loss.

  • Kathy Klein

    I am still trying to figure out how someone as ornery, caring, fun loving , and sincere like Bob could leave us!! I will always remember the color he added to the hospital atmosphere and how everyone loved him, Dang it Bob! you were suppose to be around forever!! To the dear family who lost him my sincere condolences and Debi I am so sorry for your loss. Love to all of you!

  • Stephen Osterman

    I was a high school friend of “Peter” we called him. We had so much fun in his cars. I remember us driving down second street in his 57 Ford. He would turn the car off and coast a ways then turn it on and it would backfire, scarring anyone within a block! He had the best laugh! He will be missed. My condolences to his family. Steve Osterman

  • Ann

    Bob definitely had a smile for everyone and left this world better then he found it. He will be missed.

  • DeAnne Rowles

    Debbie, I was shocked to hear of Bob's passing. I have known you and Bob for many years. I will miss visiting with him whenever we ran into each other. You and family are in my thoughts and prayers. Please take care of yourself at this most difficult time.

  • Cevin C Imus

    My heart will forever miss Bob; he was much more to me than a good friend; he was a mentor of hard work and love for his children. Bob always made you feel part of that family, with a joke or ridiculous comment that would erupt in laughter and love. "Look, it is snowing softly" was a comment I made, and Bob reminded me of such conversations 35 years later. Randy, Chrystal, and family, I send you my deepest condolences and sympathy. I pray that each of you can heal your broken hearts and find comfort knowing your Dad, Husband, or Grandfather will never be forgotten in my heart. May each of you be blessed with fond memories forever of Bob's great laughter and smile. Love Cevin

  • Tommy Bottom

    So sorry to hear about Bob. Got to know Bob really well, when him and Cyd lived in Bottom Mobile home Park. My dad and him had a great relationship as well as our whole family. Even when I moved away from Laramie, I kept in touch with Bob through modern technology Facebook. Debbie, was a West Laramie neighbor and as a youngster played tons of football in her backyard. Bob was a fantastic person and will be missed as a true good and amazing human being. Margie, Cindy and myself Tommy express our deepest condolences and love to the family. Remember Bob is not gone, Our amazing memories of him Will live on forever!

  • Joseph Henan

    Bob made the world a better place.

  • Kathy Poledna

    Deb so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He always had a smile and he will be missed. Ken and Kathy Poledna.

  • Dick Trotter

    Deb,I knew you two had found true love. Met Bob in the early 70s and considered him a friend ever since. Thankful the two of you sat with us at the dinner. Made quite a mark on Laramie. Our heartfelt condolences. Dick & Diane Trotter

  • Pep and Kathy

    Deb, we offer our sincere sympathy for your loss.

  • Frank Fotheringham

    Bob always had a joke and laugh to give out whenever and wherever you met him. Met him when he started Albany Security and knew then that he was a good, honest person and we became friends, but Bob was like that with everyone, I never met anyone that did not like him. It was always good to run into Debbie and Bob at different restaurants and to chat with for a bit. Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss and know that you are heart broken and I don't think you ever get over that, but it gets easier with time. Take care and let the memory of Bob, keep you smiling!

  • Geneva

    Bob was very proud of his family and would tell anyone how great they were. It touched my heart to hear his love for you all. He'll surely be missed and I pray that happy memories of Bob will comfort you. Whenever I hear a big laugh, I will remember him fondly.

  • Anonymous

    Bob was a friend to all that he met, always willing to help and enjoy a good conversation about cars, cycles or guns. A great man that will be missed!! Rest in peace!

  • Marian sellers

    So sorry for your loss. Worked with Bob at cement plant. He always had a smile and could find the good in everything.

  • Monte Timm

    My thoughts go to the family Monte aka Allen

  • Ron Hearne

    Very disheartened to hear of Bob's passing. I remember Bob all the way from high school. In fact he was in some college classes at UWwith me. We even worked at the old Holland Cleaners together. I am so going to miss that magnificent sense of humor of Bob's. My sincere condolences. Ron Hearne By the way great picture of Bob.

  • Rhett and Denise Ivey

    Deb, Chrystal and family, Denise and I were shocked to hear of Bob's passing. Bob was always available if there was a need. He has left a void in the Laramie community and will be missed by so many. Do know that you all are in our prayers today and the days ahead. Don't hesitate to call if you need anything. Rhett and Denise Ivey

  • Patti Sanchez

    Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss. Bob was a good man. I remember him driving our limo after Bobby and I were married. My condolences to you and all his family.

  • Alice and Ken Erickson

    My thoughts and prayers are with Bob's family I have known Bob for many years, worked for him and we were neighbors for a few years. Bob was one of the good guys and you could always depend on him, he was always willing to give a helping hand. His big hugs and sense of humor will be missed. Ride high with the angels my friend.

  • Lynn Broughton

    Bob was always so fun to bump into. He was one of my friends that if we saw each other we would stop and have a good conversation. I always yelled a loud “Bob!” at him and that was our joke. I was so shocked to see this obituary. My heart goes out his wife, his family and my friend and his daughter Crystal.

  • Anonymous

    Deb, Mike and I are so sorry for your loss.. know that we are sending you prayers and love.

  • Barb Curtis

    Debbie and family So very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and thought to you. Barb Curtis

  • Kim Dougherty

    I was so saddened to here of Bob’s passing, he was a wonderful guy. I had the pleasure of knowing him at Ivinson Hospital, you could always count on Bob, he was “one of the good ones”. My deepest condolences to his wife and family.

  • Jim & Ro Peak

    It is with a very heavy heart that I offer my deepest condolences. I met Bob in junior high school and we have been friends ever since. Bob always had a smile and something funny or uplifting to say. May your fond memories of Bob help you through this difficult time.

  • Anonymous

    Debbie and family, I am sorry to hear of Bob passing. Prayers for all of you.


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