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Robert Gale Hyde

October 23, 1952 ~ July 21, 2022 (age 69)

Obituary

Robert Gale Hyde joined the family of Gale Hyde and Charlene Holden on October 23, 1952 in Kissimmee, Florida. He passed away at age 69 at his home in Auburn, Wyoming on July 21, 2022 after a valiant, thirty-year battle with Parkinson's Disease.

He came home from the hospital to an older sister Linda. Suzette, Kevin, Michele and Cheryl were later added to the family. His early childhood memories were mostly of living in Gandy, Utah on a remote ranch where he had many adventures with his beloved cousins. They all attended school in a one-room schoolhouse.

After elementary school, the children would have had to leave home to attend school, so the family left the ranch and moved to Reno, Nevada where “Bobby” attended Middle School and the first two years of High School. There he discovered basketball, which he loved all his life. (His grandchildren knew nobody could shoot hoops like Grandpa Bob.) He also felt the taste of victory as he started winning races in track. He later played football, basketball and ran track for Star Valley High School. He broke the Wyoming State record in the 2 mile race and went on to run for Weber State College.

The summer before his Junior year in High School, the family moved to Star Valley, Wyoming where he found his true passion and home. His Dad was a partner in an outfitting, guiding business called Wagons West. He loved the mountains, hunting, fishing and riding horses. He spent summers guiding wagon trains and trail rides. He had a natural gift with horses and was called a “horse whisperer” by friends. He was always happiest if he could be alone in the mountains he loved.

During these years, his dad was diagnosed with Cancer. When Bob was running 200 miles a week to train for Cross Country at Weber, he would drive to Salt Lake on the weekends to visit his father and donate blood. His father passed away when he was only 19, asking him to take care of his mother. He always tried to do this as much as possible. He truly loved his family.

He married Kristi Lewis in the Salt Lake Temple on May 13, 1977. Five children joined their family, Shilo, Mariah, Josh, Tessa and Jordan. As time went on, 19 grandchildren became the light of his life. He loved them with all his heart.

He started a construction company building homes, working in Fernley, Nevada; Evanston, Wyoming; Salt Lake, Utah and Star Valley, Wyoming. He worked hard to support his family. He later worked for almost twenty years at Simplot where he had many friends.

He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where he willingly served in many callings. He served a two year mission in Spain. One of the great blessings of his life was serving in the Baptistry at the Star Valley Temple.

He was determined and courageous in his battle with Parkinson’s. He never stopped trying and he always kept his unique grin. He loved all his neighbors and friends and was ever watchful of ways to help and serve them. They called him “Good Neighbor Bob”.

He is survived by his wife Kristi; children Shilo & Bert Wolfley, Mariah & Jared Sorenson, Josh & Rochelle Hyde, Tessa & Justin Kaiser, and Jordan & Reigan Hyde. Grandchildren Miriam & Aaron Wolfley; Zach, Mia & Bella Edwards; Jacob, Garen, Oakley, & McKay Sorenson; Austin, Dylan, Eva & Kyrie Hyde; Mylie, Will, & Owen Kaiser; Ridge, Roman & Piper Hyde. He is also survived by his mother Charlene Hyde, mother-in-law Sandra Lewis, and siblings: Linda & Rob Linford; Suzette Hall; Kevin & Jan Hyde; Michele Hyde; Cheryl & Matt Erickson.

He was preceded in death by his father Gale Hyde, father-in-law Sherald Lewis, and brother-in-law Jan Hall.

Services held at the Meadows Ward Chapel on July 26th.


Services

Open Viewing
Monday
July 25, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schwab Mortuary and Crematory
44 East 4th Ave.
Afton, WY 83110

Open Viewing
Tuesday
July 26, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Meadows Ward LDS Chapel
WY-237
Grover, WY 83122

Funeral Service
Tuesday
July 26, 2022

11:00 AM
Meadows Ward LDS Chapel
WY-237
Grover, WY 83122
 

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Interment following funeral service
Tuesday
July 26, 2022

Auburn Cemetery

Auburn, WY 83111

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