Bob Inge was born on Sept. 2, 1954 in Dallas, TX. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dec. of 1975 with a degree in Social Science. He and Linda Tanner were married on January 2, 1976.
Bob apprenticed as a bookbinder, and opened his bookbinding business soon after he was married. He soon focused on paper conservation, and moved his business and his family, which now included 3 children, to Lake City, CO in 1984. Bob and Linda also built a lodging business, Rocky Top Lodge, in Lake City. In 2013 they moved to Cotopaxi, where Bob continued his paper conservation business in his newly built "dream shop". He restored and preserved paper objects from all over the country, predominantly historic Coca-Cola pieces.
Bob was a deeply committed believer in Jesus Christ, having heard the powerful gospel message while at a Young Life ski camp when he was 15. After giving his life to Christ, he never looked back, even through his 10 year battle with cancer. Bob was "called home" on September 9, surrounded by his loving family. A celebration of life service will be held at Grace Church at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday Sept. 19. Due to Covid, seating will have to be limited, and social distancing measures, as directed by the county, will be practiced. Please refer to the church website at www.gracechurchsalida.com for more information on available seating.
If anyone would like to give a gift in memory of Bob, he would be grateful if those gifts would be directed to Grace Church, or to Salida Young Life.
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