Robert W. Groves, 1968-2007 |

Robert W. Groves, 1968-2007

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado
Robert W. Groves

Robert W. Groves died unexpectedly Monday at his home in Eagle. He was 38.

Groves was born on Dec. 7, 1968, in Downey, Calif., the son of William (Kathryn) Groves and Doris Goad.

He served in the U.S. Navy from August, 1991, through July, 1993. He received a National Defense Service Medal and U.S. Coast Guard Special Operations Ribbon.

Groves enjoyed spending time with his children and his friends, fishing, building car models and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and jack of all trades, family members and friends said.

He was preceded in death by grandfather Groves.

Groves is survived by his parents; ex-wife Shannon Pena; children Shaleise and Austin Groves; sisters Tammie, Cindy and Theresa; and brothers Rick and Bobby.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, at The Everest Funeral Home in Gypsum.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Austin and Shaleise Groves Trust Account at the Bank of America. For more information contact Tammy Swanson, (951) 378-2182 or

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