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Robert ALden Vernon

Died: Sat., Dec. 27, 2014


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 02, 2015
Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Jan. 02, 2015
Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

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STEVENSVILLE – In the early morning hours of Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, Robert Alden Vernon peacefully passed away at the North Valley Living Centre in Stevensville with family members by his side. Robert "Bob" was born in Rockport, Utah, on Nov. 15, 1920. He attended high school in Coalville, Utah. He joined the U.S. Army in 1942. He courageously fought in World War II and was wounded at the Battle of the Bulge. Bob was a hero to all his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, not only for serving our country, but for being a generous, kind and loving man. Bob met the love of his life, Rose Neel, in 1946 at Park City, Utah. They were married March 15, 1947, in Elko, Nevada. Their children, Carol Ann and Arnold, were born in Coalville. Bob, Rose and children moved to the Bitterroot Valley in 1954 and have lived every since. While in Utah, Bob was part of a drill team posse and competed in barrel racing. He won some impressive barrel racing trophies. Bob enjoyed the horses even after moving to the Bitterroot Valley. He rode a horse to do his irrigating on the Ruffatto Ranch. Bob worked at the sugar beet factory in Missoula, was a custodian at Florence School, was a miner, logger and rancher, and owned his own farm. He taught his children and grandchildren the value of hard work. He was a man of few words but was full of wisdom and wit. On Father’s Day 2013, Bob got to go on the Montana Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. It was a highlight for him to be accompanied by his son. They not only enjoyed seeing the World War II monument and other historic monuments in Washington, D.C. but also they enjoyed a little sightseeing trip to Yellowstone National Park. Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Helen Irene Vernon; brothers, Fred, Jay, Leonard, Jim, Gene, Darrell and Bill; and sisters, Marjorie and Theo. Bob is survived by his wife of 67 years, Rose of Florence; daughter, Carol Ann and husband Jim Zeiler of Moiese; son, Arnold and wife Vickie Vernon of Stevensville; and grandchildren, Christie and husband Shawn Tennant of Glendive, Becki and husband Ron Lords of Stevensville, Rod and wife Kari Zeiler of Frenchtown, Robbie and wife Lee Vernon of Belgrade, and Tawnya and husband Joel Farnsworth of Salt Lake City. His surviving great-grandchildren are Bailey (Alex), Garrett (Lacey), Lindsay and Dillon of Glendive; Joshua, Austin, Christopher, Haley, Hadli Lords and exchange granddaughter YuTing Chen of Stevensville; Mya and Risa Zeiler of Frenchtown; and Katie Rose and Annabelle Vernon of Belgrade. Services will be held at the Stevensville LDS Stake House at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2 with viewing one hour prior to service. Interment will be at the Victor Cemetery following the service with military honors.

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Brenda Brown Johnson
   Posted Wed December 31, 2014
We are sorry to hear about Uncle Bob passing away, and hope that all is well with Aunt Rose, Carol, Arnold and their families. Love, BJ

Joyce Blazevich
   Posted Wed December 31, 2014
we were sad to hear of uncle Bob's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Joyce & Richard

Kathy Larson
   Posted Thu January 01, 2015
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of one of the grandest men I have ever known. Uncle Bob was always kind and gentle, showing compassion and giving of himself to others. He will always have a special place in our hearts. We love you all.

KayLynn Vernon WHite
   Posted Fri January 02, 2015
Aunt Rose, Carol Ann, Arnold and families. My thoughts and prayers are with you at the passing of Uncle Bob. May you feel peace and comfort in knowing is is with loved ones on the other side. He is waiting patiently for you and is watching over you. You have your own special guardian angel. We love you and wish we could have been with you at this time.

Denise and Dan Mckinney
   Posted Mon January 05, 2015
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and prayers for family.

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