Robert “Bob” D. Carlson, 88, passed away 0ct. 14, at his home in Pinedale.
Bob was born Jan. 6, 1930, in Laramie to Reuben “Bob” and Hazel (Doyle) Carlson. Bob lived his entire life in Pinedale, the closest place to Heaven. He was affectionately nicknamed “Swede” because of his Swedish heritage and loved everything about Pinedale and the surrounding Wind River Mountains. Bob spent his youth shadowing his Uncle Art Doyle who taught him to hunt and fish.
Bob graduated in 1948 from Pinedale High School where he excelled at football, basketball and track. He was known as Pinedale’s own “Charles Atlas.” Bob received a scholarship to play football at the University of Wyoming but chose instead to join the U.S. Air Force where he served for several years.
Bob met the love of his life, Miriam Grinder, and the two were married Nov. 2, 1955, in Pinedale. Together they raised three children, Brent, Bruce and Colleen.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Hazel Carlson, and his son, Bruce D. Carlson.
He is survived by his wife, Miriam; children Brent Carlson and Colleen Demel (Kent); 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; brother Dan Carlson (Pam) and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be planned for this summer.