HARDIN — Dr. Robert Whiting, of Hardin, passed away at his home on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. He was born in Houston, Texas, on Nov. 30, 1931, to Mae and Richard Whiting. He graduated from Rice University and was accepted to Baylor Medical School. He met the love of his life, Marlene Nelson RN, at Yellowstone Park Hospital where they worked together. They were married on June 12, 1957.
They moved to Hardin, in 1961, and raised three children Lois, Marc and Craig. Dr. Whiting built and started the first Hardin Clinic next to the hospital. He was very community minded; he coached softball, served on the museum board and several health boards, directed Talen Show Fundraisers, and sang with the Hometown Sound. He also played saxophone in the Billings Community Band and the Dixielanders Band.
Dr. Whiting practiced medicine at the Big Horn County Hospital and the Hardin Clinic; he saved many lives and helped bring many more lives into this world. He wrote a book titled “From the Bedside to the HMO, A Doctors Journey.” He was a member of the First American Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his wife, Marlene Whiting; children, Lois Myers (Donny), Marc Whiting, Craig Whiting (Michelle); grandchildren, Chad Kays, Melissa Brewington (Travis), Rebecca Kays (Robert), Colin, Caleb, Colton, and Maddison Whiting; great-grandchildren, Caitlyn, Aliyah, Serenah and Laila.
His grandchildren wanted to say that he was an all-encompassing pillar of their lives. Bob told his family many times that he had a great life and lived his hometown of Hardin, Montana.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Dr. Robert Whitings’s life and inurnment will take place at a later date. Bullis Mortuary has been entrusted with the arrangements.