Robert Runyan

Robert “Bob” Runyan was born March 15, 1935 to Ernest and Winifred Runyan in Denver, Colorado.

During his childhood, he developed a tremendous love for sports and enjoyed the challenge, competition and camaraderie it provided. While at Rock Springs High School, Bob lettered and excelled in football, basketball and track each of the four years he attended. If baseball had been a sanctioned high school sport at that time, there is no doubt that he would have played that too.

Upon graduating, he attended Wichita State for one year on a basketball scholarship, then transferring to Casper Junior College. After serving in the United States Army, he completed his education and received a degree in business from, what was then known as, Greeley College in Greeley, Colorado.

He married his wife June and had three children, Kristy, Kelli and Scott. He also has two granddaughters, Kelsey and Katie. Bob shared his passion for sports with his son Scott, coaching Pee Wee football and Little League Baseball, to see him to go on to quarterback the Wyoming Cowboys and a coaching career of his own.

Bob began his own career with Montgomery Ward and held positions from Store Manager to Personnel Director, owned businesses in Lander, Wyoming and, upon his retirement, was Senior Vice President of First National Bank in Artesia, New Mexico. The only things he loved more than sports were God and his family and to both of those he was extremely dedicated.

Bob would have turned 81 years old this year. He would have been so touched, overwhelmed and humbled by this honor. He held dear his memories of his life in Rock Springs and his time at Rock Springs High School and reflected throughout the years on the friendships that he made there.

We, his family, are also touched and thank you for honoring the man we loved most in this world and miss each and every day. Thank you again for recognizing his accomplishments so many years ago!