Robert ‘Bob’ Carrick |

Robert ‘Bob’ Carrick

Former Steamboat Springs resident Robert “Bob” Carrick passed away July 27, 2004, because of complications from surgery. He was 76.

Bob was born and raised in Annapolis, Md. He spent two years in the Marine Corps before attending Swarthmore College. He graduated from Franklin and Marshall College.

During his time at Swarthmore, he met Ruth, his partner with whom he would spend the rest of his life and travel the world.

Bob lived in Steamboat for four years during the early 1970s. He owned a liquor store near the Steamboat Ski Area for much of that time. He also headed the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association for one year and was an avid member of the comedy troupe “The Great American Laughing Stock Company.”

One of Bob’s last ventures to Steamboat Springs was to write a story for the Denver Post about a horse roundup.

His love of adventure took him to Saudi Arabia for a series of jobs, and he ultimately retired to the southern coast of Spain. Never one to remain idle, Bob wrote books on the area, some of which were distributed by He was a regular columnist for English-language magazines distributed in Spain, and recently he contributed to the Web site The site aims to assist new residents and prospective landowners of Andalucia, Spain.

Bob is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ruth; a son, Michael; and a daughter, Kathleen.

Funeral services were private.

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