George W. (Rabi) Roby


(January 2, 2003)

George W. (Rabi) Roby died Thursday, Jan. 2 at the Powell Nursing Home where he had been a resident for about nine months.

As per his wish, there will be no services.

Mr. Roby was born April 4, 1928, to Walter W. and Clara Arbenz Roby in Powell. He had younger twin brothers.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He also retired from the National Guard and was active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

On June 5, 1953, he married Lora Dell Lindsay in Lovell. The couple had two daughters and made their home in Lovell. Lora Dell preceded him in death in May of 1979.

Mr. Roby enjoyed fishing and hunting. He liked just sitting and talking to his many friends.

He spent most of his life around the oilfields. He worked for LL Smith Trucking for 25 years. He liked driving "gin truck" and moving rigs. In the oil patch, he was known as "Rabi."

Survivors include two daughters, Geri Keele and husband Carl of Lovell, and Tammy Cobaugh and husband Mike of Pineville, La.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by two brothers, Harry Roby and wife Ione of Cody and Howard Roby and wife Nancy of Hysham, Mont., and many nieces and nephews.

The family is comforted that he will be missed and remembered by all who knew him.