Obituary of Robert Carl Ugland
Robert C. Ugland, 82, passed away Friday, October 13, 2023, at Collier Hospice in Wheat Ridge, CO. Bob was born in Pierre, SD on June 6, 1941. He graduated from TF Riggs High School in June of 1959 and two years later married Carolyn Tobin at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Pierre, SD. They were married on August 12th, 1961, and lived in Pierre for a short time, then Rapid City, SD for 15 years. In 1978 they moved to Denver, CO with their three children. Bob worked for the United States Geological Survey, Water Resources Division for over 30 years. Outside of work he enjoyed archery and introduced many to the sport. He provided bows, arrows and quivers for his kids, grandkids and many nieces and nephews. Bob’s other hobby was wood carving, which he excelled at. His early carvings included beautiful birds such as a hummingbird and peregrine falcon, he then became interested in western caricature carvings, each one unique. Every Christmas he would carve his kids and grandkids ornaments which they looked forward to receiving each year. Bob also gladly shared his carving knowledge with members of the Sunbird Carvers Club where he became an active member in 2000 when he and Carolyn purchased a winter home in Chandler AZ.
Since the passing of his beloved wife, Carolyn in March 2021, Bob patiently longed for the day he would be reunited with her in Heaven.
He is survived by his three children, Linda Croy of Parker, CO, Cathy Cederberg (Tim) of Aurora, CO and Mark Ugland of Lakewood, CO, granddaughters Jessica Croy and Erin and Leah Cederberg. He is also survived by his brother, Howard (Connie) Ugland of Spearfish, SD, his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Nancy and Rick Boyd of Spearfish, SD, brother-in-law Raymond Tobin of Pierre, SD, brother-in-law Larry Talley of Rapid City, SD, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 60 years, Carolyn Ugland, his parents, Bob and Hazel Ugland, his sisters, Katy, Barbara, and Deloris, two infant sons and by many aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, nephews, a niece, and grandnephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Denver Dumb Friends League https://www.ddfl.org/donation-center/, or Pearls of Hope, a non-profit that provides comfort packages to cancer patients at no charge, donations can be mailed to: Pearls of Hope c/o The Pearl Church, 200 S University Blvd, Denver, CO 80209 or online at: https://pearlsofhope.co/