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Obituary: Robb M. GoodTracks

Photo Credit: courtesy GoodTracks Family

GOODTRACKS – Robb M. GoodTracks, 62, of Ignacio, CO, peacefully passed away on Jan. 22, 2023 from health complications. 

Robb was born on May 12, 1960 in Durango, Colorado to Shirley Williams and Antonio Monte. 

He attended Ignacio Elementary School and loved playing baseball as a first baseman. When the family moved to Oklahoma, he continued attending cultural events and as a young man was initiated into the Otoe Eloska Society and Kiowa Northeastern Tia-Piah Society. Later, he became a member of the 4-Corners Gourd Dance Society. He was a Sundancer, first entering the Sundance circle in Ignacio and then Towaoc. He continued Sundancing for many years, dancing with his brothers and sons.

Robb graduated from Tahlequah High School in 1978 and he went on to attend Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College. After graduating from college, he moved back to Ignacio. He loved working on cars and trucks, and spending time racing cars in Cortez. He enjoyed motorcycle riding and the Denver Broncos were his football team. He had a lot of fun bowling which he continued to play into his later years. He enjoyed the slot machines and mostly bingo at the Sky Ute Casino. 

Robb served as a Police Reserve for SUPD. He became a long-time worker with the elderly. He worked at the Ignacio Sr. Center, Tribal Elder Services, and CHR Department. He was able to share his compassion with them, listen and laugh at their stories all while providing the service they need. He enjoyed his work. 

Robb married Wilinda Sue Price on Dec. 25, 1996 and although the marriage later ended, they had 4 children; Olin, Bradlin, Kalin, and Kela. All of whom he was proud. When he became a grandfather, he helped care for the grandchildren. As a proud father and grandfather, he enjoyed watching his kids and then his grandchildren play sports.  

Robb was a man of few words, preferred engaging in activities and laughter rather than long conversations. He was quietly appreciative of life, his children and grandchildren, the things other people did for him and how he served others. 

Robb is survived by his adoptive father, Jimm GoodTracks, four children Olin, Bradlin, Kalin and Kela; granddaughters Myla, Sakarii, Maylana, Nora’Lyn, Abigail, Sierra; grandsons Damarion, Osias, Tavian, Tayton, Tylin, Koda, Brandyn, Dominick, Myklin, Julio; two sisters Pathimi, Jennifer and cousin Corliss Taylor; and two brothers Lark and Joachim. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins.

Robb was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley A. Williams; brother, Taka X. GoodTracks; and biological father, Antonio Monte. His maternal grandparents are the late John Spencer Williams and Cora Allen Burch. His paternal grandparents are the late William Cloud Monte and Ruth Chavez Archuleta. 

Wake services were held Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023 at the home of Olin GoodTracks. A Sunrise Ceremony was held Thursday morning, Jan. 26, followed by a Rosary and Services both held at Saint Ignatius Church in Ignacio. Burial took place at the Ouray Memorial Cemetery with lunch served afterward at the Southern Ute Multi-Purpose Facility.

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