Robert Alfred "Bob" Lippold, 73, a long-time resident of Carson City and native son of Salt Lake City, Utah, passed away on April 17, 2008 after a brief illness. Bob was born Feb. 22, 1935 to Alfred and Marianne Lippold in Salt Lake City. He graduated from the University of Utah and would go on to earn a Masters Degree in Psychology.
He was married to Bee Staheli and had two children, Kirk and Kelly.
Blessed with a natural gift for helping others deal with the challenges of life, he was an active member of the Salt Lake Suicide Prevention Center, the Jaycees, and established a successful private practice.
In 1970 he moved to Carson City accepting the challenging position as the first psychologist for the Nevada State Prison system. After several years he decided new adventures in life were in order, and with his family, he opened BBKK Rock & Silver Shop. He loved interacting with people and specialized in designing and creating custom-made high-quality silver and gold turquoise jewelry.
Over the years, he continued to work in the field of corrections eventually becoming warden of Nevada Women's Prison and the Maximum Security Prison in Carson City. His work would also take him to Olympia, Wash., Las Vegas and Lovelock.
Bob will be dearly missed by his wife Kathy, sister Carol, son Kirk, and daughter Kelly, as well as the rest of his loving family.
A Celebration of Life service will be 10-11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2008 at his home in Carson City. Friends and family are invited to share in this celebration.
Bob loved the miniature railroad in his backyard. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City.
FitzHenry's Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for the arrangements.