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Robert F. Stock

December 15, 1924 ~ October 2, 2017 (age 92)


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Bob was born to Ray and Minnie Stock in Kemmerer, Wyoming Dec. 15, 1924 and grew up on the family ranch in the Upper Hamsfork Valley. He passed away October 2, 2017 in Hamilton, MT. Bob attended Kemmerer High School and graduated with the class of 1943. He was a combat infantry veteran of World War II, serving as an Automatic (BAR) rifleman in Patton’s Third Army in Europe. He was awarded the Bronze Star. After his discharge in 1946 he returned to the ranch until 1953, when he and his brother Ray Jr. moved to Las Vegas, NV. There he married Dolores Parent, a Kemmerer girl in 1955. In 1971 he and his family moved to Colorado where Bob worked for the U.S. Forest Service until retiring in 1982 and moving to Western Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. He was preceded in death by his parents and his life-long “Buddy” and brother Ray Jr. Bob is survived by Dolores his cherished wife of almost 62 years; a daughter, Joy Lynn Bennett and her fine family of Price, Utah; nephews Gary and Dennis Stock of Las Vegas. As per Bob’s wishes cremation has take place without services. His ashes are to be scattered in his beloved Rocky Mountains.


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