Edward P. Robirds of Cory died Oct. 12, 2012, at his home. He was 76.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Delta with Rev. Jeffrey C. Ryan officiating.
Edward Perry Robirds was born on Sept. 29, 1936, to Joseph and Bessie (Hawkins) Robirds in Sidney, Neb. He spent his childhood and attended schools in Sidney, Neb., and Peetz. After graduating from high school he attended college in Sterling.
He married Jacklyn Jane "Jackie" Blodgett Beavers on Dec. 7, 1985, in Denver. They moved to Crawford in 1994 and then to Delta and the Cory area.
Mr. Robirds was a journeyman electrician. He was a business owner and worked after retirement as water superintendent at Orchard City Irrigation District. He was a member of Redeemeer Lutheran Church in Delta.
He enjoyed ranching, roping, farming and breeding horses. At one time he also raised cows and sheep. In his free time he enjoyed boating, camping and fishing.
Mr. Robirds is survived by his wife, Jackie Robirds of Cory; two sons, Scott Robirds of Arnold, Neb., and Jason Robirds of Australia; a stepson, Jeffrey Beavers and his wife Lisa of Orange, Calif.; three daughters, Velinda Robirds and her husband Todd of Oklahoma, Leisa Robirds of North Platte, Neb., and Kelly Robirds and her husband Kevin of Alliance, Neb.; a stepdaughter, Justine Brown and spouse Mark of Brighton; his brother, Douglas Robirds and his wife Patty of Sidney, Neb.; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Jeanie McRea.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.
Arrangements are being handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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