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Richard “Dick” Roebling 77, who had worked on ranches and owned the Kirby Saloon, died May 10, 2013, at his home.
He was born Sept. 13, 1935, in Sheridan, Wyo., to Louise and Robert Roebling. He grew up in the Kirby area and graduated from Busby High School.
He worked various jobs in his early life, including work for the Farley Ranch and McRae’s Greenleaf Land and Livestock. In 1987, he and his wife, Delores, purchased the Kirby Saloon, retiring from there in 2001, then moving back to the ranch and then to Shepherd three years ago.
In 1965 he married Delores Becker-Kukes, who had five children. Their son Richard Dean was born a year later. He had previously been married to Doris Greenfield, and they had a daughter, Corrine, and son, Tracy.
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Carrie Mullin, Diana Perkins, Marilyn Watson and Corrine Duncan; sons, Andy Kukes, Leeroy Kukes and Tracy Roebling; a sister, Almira Briggs; grandchildren; and great- grandchildren.
Services were May 14 at Dahl Funeral Chapel.