Robert Ray Niffenegger

August 5th, 1933August 27th, 2018

Robert a long-time resident of Louisville, CO passed away on August 27th, 2018 at the age of 85.  He leaves behind his wife Hope of 64 years, his two children Cynthia Bernal and Rose Mestas; 5 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Robert was born in Kalona, Iowa August of 1933 to Ray and Veda Niffenegger. He lived his childhood years on a farm within Washington County, Iowa.  He was a proud veteran of the Korean war and was active within the American Legion Post 111.

He moved to Colorado in 1966 after his 12 years of active military within the Air Force and took a job at NCAR as the Operations Manager (Scientific Computer Division) which he held for 30 years.

His passions were fishing, fishing and more fishing and was an active member of the Longmont Bass Club which was the first one established in Colorado.  He also belonged to the Louisville Rod and Gun Club and loved the outdoors. 

He will always be remembered for his loving, generous and kind disposition and will be sorely missed by his family and friends.  Services will be held at 10:30 Tuesday September 4th at Darrell Howe Mortuary in Lafayette.  Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to Boulder County Hospice.


A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Darrell Howe Mortuary in Lafayette, Colorado.

Inurnment will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 1:15 PM


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My hugs and prayers to you your family Kaira. I’m so thankful for your grandfathers service to our country and wish you and your family much peace during this difficult time.
Bobs brotherJerry and sister-in-law, Stella,his nephew, Jerry Jr.great nephew Jacob would like to express our sincere sympathies to his wife, Hope, his daughters,spouces, grandchildren and great grandchildren and pray that God will look over them as they mourn the loss of a husband, father and grandfather. He will certainly be missed by all of us. We enjoyed our long telephone calls to catch up on family. Love you brother Bob.
Truly enjoyed knowing him, what a great guy, always so kind and such a great outlook. He always shared his love of his wife and family .It was always so great to see him and Hope, sending hugs and love to his family. Lynn Fisher
Niff was very kind, sympathetic and always happy and willing to help. I knew him only from working with him at NCAR where I worked for 25 years and I think Niff was at the computing center most if not all the time I was using the computers. He made using the Computing Center a pleasant experience and I admit that when I started using the Super Computers at NCAR I was very in-experienced and appreciated all the help I could get. Ann (Cowley) Lawrence
Our prayers go out to Your family. Gil & Kathy Sibayan Past Commander Post 111
Bob always made me laugh with his fishing stories and stories of life. He and Hope would come in for haircuts and always were kind to each other and others. I will miss your story telling and gentleness. May God be with you Bob and help your family with their grief. God bless, Mary Eberl, Scizzors