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Former Bowl patroller Daugherty dies

Daily Staff Report

Robert Daugherty, a 26-year Eagle County resident, died in Scottsdale, Ariz., Nov. 1. He was 62.

“Captain Bob” earned his title as a raft guide on the Upper Colorado and the State Bridge social scene, where friends say his faithful harem always gathered around him. Prior to his rafting and driving years, Daugherty served as a member of the Vail bowl patrol.

According to his friends, Daugherty was a man of many talents. He was a man of the mountains, the rivers and the ski slopes. They said he was a loving husband, father and grandpa, and that his generous spirit and wonderful sense of humor touched everyone he knew.

Friends remember Daugherty as being in touch with the Earth. He and his wife recently left their land in Colorado and went on a sojourn to the Arizona desert. In Arizona, they said he found solace in his Earth poetry.

Daugherty leaves behind many friends and family; his wife, Cheryl; sons Ian (MJ), Corbin, Seth (Karen), and Tyson; grandchildren Lily, Bixby, Emma and Cole.