We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home
Wayne Richard Cobb, age 83, was born in Gordon, Nebraska on January 26, 1939, to William and Maxine Cobb.
In 1949 they moved into the current family ranch site. Wayne helped his dad on the ranch while he was growingup. He went to Pioneer School through 8th grade and then attended Gordon High School until he graduated in 1956. After High School Wayne attended CSU in Fort Collins for 2 years. Wayne returned to the ranch after college to help his father and started his own herd of Black Angus cattle. April 2, 1961 Wayne married the love of his life Cherrill Dawn DeFrance. They built their forever home in 1961 where they raised their 3 daughters Kori, Kim, and Kendra.
Wayne was passionate about ranching. He took pride in raising quality Angus Beef. Wayne was a jack of all trades. He could fix anything he set his mind to.
His interests included: ranching, going to rodeos, dancing, dirt bikes and competing in enduros. He was a social butterfly and loved talking to people. He loved his sweettea and cookie breaks, 15 minute power naps, Sudoku,canoeing, homemade candies, and goodies. His biggest joy was spending time with his family!
Wayne had 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren withthe 14th on the way and his first great great grandson will arrive in September.
Wayne loved the babies; his grandchildren have always been a very special part of his life. His family would all agree that he was a huge influence in their lives, and he was the glue that kept them all together.
Throughout his life Wayne was an active part of the community serving on several boards and committees including: REA/Hay Springs for 36 years, Tristate/Denver board representative 24 years, Gordon Memorial Hospital Foundation for several years, Merriman Rural Fire Department board member, Pioneer School Board for several years, active member of the Presbyterian Church where he taught Sunday School, was an active Elder and Deacon, represented his church by attending various Synod/Denver and Presbytery/Plains and Peaks. Wayne also was a member of the PNC(Pastoral Nominating Committee), Property and Finance committee and has helped with Youth Group.
Wayne is preceded in death by his parents William and Maxine Cobb
Wayne is survived by his wife Cherrill-Merriman NE; Children Kori (Tom) Hutchison-Surprise AZ, Kim Cobb Bostock-Gordon NE, Kendra (Lucas) Bear- Merriman NE, 10 Grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
His siblings: Gary Cobb-Fairfax Virginia, Rosalyn (David) Parker-Albuquerque NM, Carolyn (Mike) Wind-Norwalk CT, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
All memorials will be directed towards The First Presbyterian Church