Celebration of Life and Legacy of Robert B. Coen Jr.
Bob, Son, Husband, Daddy, Brother, Papa & Papi to his grandchildren and great grandchildren, companion, leader, mentor and friend to many…
He walked with silent steps, but left enormous footprints. He spoke softly, but his words resounded through all the earth for everyone to hear. He did not talk a lot, but he said it all.
Our amazing daddy fulfilled his life here on earth and entered the arms of the heavenly father at 6:57 mountain time Feb. 4th 2020.
From One Man’s Dream, here we are!! The legacy and seeds he planted will bear fruit for eternity. Now He will be able to see it all. That which has all ready bloomed and that which will bloom because of him. As we all held Him and sang he entered in with total Peace and Joy knowing his legacy is eternal. He finished well. The Father was there to tell him “Well Done, you left it all on the floor my good and faithful servant.”
Mom and Dad just celebrated their 50th anniversary last November (18,250 days). All who knew him knew it was important to be an amazing husband, daddy, grandfather, great grandfather and faithful friend. We all shared Christmas together this year.
He believed in living your best life. One of his favorite sayings was, "let your walking do your talking". Well he lived that, you knew who he was by the way he lived his life. He was a man of his word. He was loyal to the end, and the most giving man we know. He was a champion to help and fight on behalf of the persecuted and less fortunate.
The best way we can honor him is, when we find stable ground and our new normal, is to go and live our best life possible. To him that means to find peace and true happiness and to be the best people we know to be.
He has left such a long amazing legacy. Which was obvious to anyone at the hospital in his final moments. The sea of tears that were wept for him were not only out of sadness but from our true love and to honor the warrior that he was as he passes on to heaven and enters into the great cloud of witnesses.
We will miss his baby blue eyes, his smile, his passion for learning, his love for bettering community, his laugh, his little sayings and mannerisms, his inquisitive mind, and his heart for grand and amazing things. When you were talking to him you always knew you had his undivided attention and felt like you were the only one in the room.
Take a moment to tell the people you love how special they are. Don't forget to tell them everyday how you feel.
Bob was born in San Antonio, Texas on September 27, 1942 to Robert B. Coen Sr and Edith L. Coen. Bob's Siblings are Margaret Heinrich, Delos “Buster” Coen and sister in law Nancy M. Coen.
Bob attended South Bend Central High and Kent State. He married Nancy Gastel Coen in South Bend, Indiana on November 8, 1969.
Bob was the Site Manager at Inteplast Group in Lolita,Texas. He retired in May, 2012. Bob's hobbies included Trivia Master, Avid Sports fan/professional athlete and wildlife watching.
Bob is survived by: his loving wife, Nancy Joy Coen of Colorado; beloved children: Shannon & James Bates, Jennifer & Larry Daniels, Robin Coen; cherished grandchildren: Ashley & Jeff Hills, Joshua & Haley Daniels, Matt & Cheyanne Tesar, Sarah & Brant Biffle, John & Jessamy Daniels, Tyler Bates, Deborah Daniels, Justin Bates, Cody Bates, Shane Bates, Serenitee Coen, Journee Coen, Abigail Bates, Ethan Bates, Destyn Bates; adored great-grandchildren: Addalin Tesar, Carson Daniels, Sawyer Daniels, Riley Biffle, Harrison Hills, Aria Biffle and his Fur Baby,Trixie.
Bob is preceded in death by his loving parents Robert & Edith Coen “Muffer & Faffer”, cherished grandsons Robert Coen and Selah Jaron Bates.
Bob's Celebration of Life and Legacy will be at The Little Chapel of the Hills in Divide, CO on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 11:30am
Officiation: Pastor and dear friend Larry McKnight
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Bob Coen Memorial Fund.
Checks may be mailed to Bob Coen Memorial Fund, PO Box 305, Divide, CO 80814 or directly to ENT Credit Union, 7250 Campus Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80920. Routing number for the Bob Coen Memorial Fund 307070005 : account 911194
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