In Memoriam: Bob Fenn (August 2002)

Bob Fenn, one of the founders of the Denver, Colorado chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, died on July 13. He had been in poor health for some time.

Bob was born in Lubbock, Texas, in 1927 and served his country in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He married his wife Edith in 1953 and they had three children. After working as a milkman for a number of years, Bob opened his own barber shop. The shop became a center of activity for atheists and nonbelievers. Bob was no shrinking violet; he was openly atheistic even though it occasionally cost him the loss of a customer.

Bob was the glue that has held the Colorado chapter together. He always had a smile on his face and never let petty differences interfere with the work of the chapter. Bob designed and made many leaflets, posters, and signs used by the chapter. He was also responsible for the ChapterÕs participation in the People’s Fair, which is an important annual event in Denver.

His wife Edith, the chapter treasurer for several years, best summed it up about Bob when she said: “He was a good guy.”

Bob is survived by Edith, their three children, eighteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

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