Robert W. “Bob” Kimber, 76, passed away on June 7, 2021 in Friendship Village, Hospice of the Valley, Tempe, Arizona. Bob was born December 23, 1944 in Pontiac, Illinois, the son of Gilbert and Josephine (Rieck) Kimber. He was cremated. Bob was raised on a farm at Odell, graduating from Odell Community High School in 1963 and from Illinois State University in 1968. He taught Industrial Arts and Driver’s Education at Rich Central High School in Richton Park, Illinois, moving to Golden, Colorado in 1974. Bob and Dawn Davidson were married June 26, 1971 in Joliet, Illinois. They both loved camping and traveling, finding a location in the Colorado Rocky Mountains and building their mountain home above the 10,000-foot level. Summer camping at Lake Ogallala in Nebraska was a yearly highlight. Their Rocky Mountain home included a majestic view of Mt. Evans, the highest peak in Colorado. While living in the mountains, Bob and Dawn served as volunteer firefighters with the Timberline Fire District in Gilpin County for 17 years. Bob was employed at Ball Container Corporation in Golden. They relocated to the city of Golden in later years, then in retirement moved to Sunland Village in Mesa, Arizona during 2008. The active years continued in Mesa with activity in the Sunland Village Home Owners Association and a local Computer Club. More traveling and cruising ensued with several trips to Hawaii being a favorite. Bob is survived by his loving wife, Dawn; a sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Charlie Grotevant of Pontiac; a nephew, Jeff Grotevant (Lin) of Cedar Park, Texas; and nieces, Julie (Vernon) Malone of Kempton, IL and Jill Birch of Cabery, IL; as well as grandnephews and grandnieces. He was preceded in death by his parents and Roger Birch, husband of Jill. A full and interesting life, well lived, has come to an end. A private inurnment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Grotevant residence, 1706 W. Meadowlark Dr. in Pontiac.