A private memorial service will be held celebrating the life of Robert “Bob” Dearinger. Bob passed away Monday, June 28, 2021 in Tulsa. He was 73 years old.
Born March 2, 1948 in Laramie, Wyoming, Bob was the son of Dean and Ruth (Patton) Dearinger. Bob grew up in the west, mostly in Colorado where he played baseball and basketball competitively. He graduated from Thornton High School with the Class of 1966. Bob studied Metallurgical Engineering and earned his bachelor’s degree from the Colorado School of Mines.
Bob would pursue a long and successful career in the gas and oil industry, working primarily for Shell, G&M, and Target oil companies. He also provided consulting services to companies that owned and operated gas stations, scouting prospective locations and optimizing their efficiencies. Bob could pretty much tell you the price of gas anywhere! He was one of the first people in the industry to mix ethanol with gasoline in the 1980’s.
Bob played a lot of golf through the years. While living in Evergreen, he was a member of the Hiwan Country Club. He also enjoyed snow skiing in Breckenridge, as well as several other various destinations throughout the state of Colorado. Bob was an avid reader of fiction police and procedural novels. He will not soon be forgotten by his beloved friends and family.
Surviving family members include his children: Tina Davis, Andrea Dearinger, Laury Dearinger, and Michael Dearinger; his grandchildren, Spenser Davis and wife, Dr. Paige Davis, Taylor Dearinger, David Duesler, and Cole Martinsen; his half-brother, Gary Fitch, his niece, Leah Brown Blanchard, and his nephew, Robert Brown.
Bob was preceded in death by his father, Dean Dearinger, his mother, Ruth Walcher, and his sister, Diana Brown.