Robert Harrison Asher, 87
Robert H. Asher, age 87, passed away on Friday, March 15. He will be remembered lovingly by his son, Michael; daughter-in-law, Carolyn; son-in-law, Craig Foster; five grandchildren: Cheryl (Sean), Matthew (Julie), Nicholas (Leah), Mark (Jennifer), and Peter, as well as great-granddaughter, Ellie. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Sheila and cherished daughter, Julie.
Robert was born in Great Bend, Kans. He served in the United States Air Force and graduated from the University of Colorado with undergraduate and law degrees. He worked for Mobil Oil Corporation for 46 years, rising to the position of General Counsel of the International Exploration and Producing Division.
Robert was generous in nature, always quick with a compliment, and a friend to many at Holly Creek. He enjoyed an evening martini straight up with two olives, loved playing golf with his family, delighted in driving his purple Mercedes convertible, and really liked dancing to Big Band music, claiming to have invented “The Bird Dog Hop.”
The family is especially grateful to Robert’s caregiver, Hellyn, who faithfully tended to his needs in the final six months of his life.
A most fitting quotation for this man who embraced life is from George Bernard Shaw, “I want to be thoroughly used up when I die...” Robert Harrison Asher certainly lived life to the fullest.
The family plans a private memorial ceremony at Holly Creek Retirement Community and a burial in Wilton.