Edward Uncapher


Ed, Eddie, Robert, and most often Unc were names used to refer to Robert Edward Uncapher during his lifetime. He grew up on the Williams Fork of Grand County as the middle of three boys born to Carl and Sophia Uncapher.

The family moved to the ranch on the Williams Fork in time for Robert to be a 7th grader at the Columbine school on the lower Forks. He remained a student there until it became a part of the West Grand School District and students went to Kremmling by school bus.

During high school, he was an outstanding wrestler and participated in rodeo. He graduated with the class of 1964, of West Grand High School, and from there worked in various jobs in a couple of different states.  At one time he worked at the Henderson Mill, as did many others in the community.

Later in life, he retired to Kremmling to share a house with his younger brother, Fred (Bud).  As a devout Christian, he attended the Parshall Bible Chapel until it became too difficult to get there.  He began a daily blog directed to several of his friends, briefing them on the Kremmling weather, sharing a funny or two, and including some Scripture.

Recently, he was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer, and responding to a comment from a friend who said, “I’m so sorry,” replied, “Don’t be sorry.  If my prayer for miraculous and complete healing is not God’s will, this will be my way of leaving this fallen world. And I’m OK with that.”

Unc passed away in early February and was buried in the Kremmling Cemetery in a plot near his parents and his older brother Dave. Memories can be shared on the Grand County Mortuary site.