Moody throws in the towel

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At the age of 78, Bob Moody has decided to retire. Never mind that he's tried three times before. This one is for real, he said, at a farewell party hosted by his boss, Dave Paul.

For the past six years, Moody's fourth career has been as a mortgage loan officer for Service Financial Inc. and Farm Bureau Insurance. “Retiring is bittersweet,” he said.

Moody started his professional life at AT&T where he remained for 28 years. “Then I started a small business rehabbing and selling houses in St. Louis,” he said.

Bob and his wife, Sylvia, moved to Woodland Park in 1991 where both became involved in volunteer work. President of the Teller County Jail Authority, Bob Moody helped build the new jail in Divide. “I then became a surveyor's helper,” he said.

In 2002, Moody ran unsuccessfully for the office of clerk & recorder and promptly entered the workforce again at Service Financial. Energetic and engaged, Moody has no plans to sit back and relax.

“I'm going to be busy,” he said, adding that Sylvia has prepared a list. “I haven't looked at it yet,” he said.