SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Robert Goodman, 81, of Sheridan, passed away Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, in Mesa, Ariz.
Robert was born Oct. 11, 1928, in Billings, to Adam and Anna (Kukes) Goodman. When Robert was 9, the family moved to Big Horn, Wyo., where he attended school. In 1949, Adam and Anna purchased the Pony Track Ranch on Lower Prairie Dog Road and the family moved there. Robert lived and worked on the ranch until 1958.
On Sept. 23, 1950, Robert married Norma Louise Neff. They would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in September. Robert and Norma had four children.
In 1959, Robert and Norma purchased the Skelly Gas Station on North Main Street. They operated the gas station until 1972, when they sold it to Robert’s brother Louis. Robert and Norma then purchased the Mobile Home Estates Park and operated it until 1994. He also owned and operated Bob’s Mobile Wash. Robert was also a fuel hauler for Maverick Country Stores for 10 years. Robert retired in 2002, and he and Norma began traveling. They had spent the last eight winters in Arizona.
Robert enjoyed snowmobiling in the Big Horns — he was the first president of the Big Horn Mountain Snomads — and water skiing at Lake DeSmet. He enjoyed time with his family. He was a member of the Sheridan Elk’s Lodge.
He is survived by his wife and four children, Jim, Denver; Russell, Sheridan; Ruth Grevesen (Steve), Greeley, Colo.; and Cindy Pilch (Tom), Sheridan. Also five grandchildren, Richelle Grevesen-O’Neil (Patrick), Plano, Texas; Matt Goodman, Forest Grove, Ore.; Kristina Goodman, Sheridan; Emily Pilch, Billings; and Hilary Pilch, Laramie, Wyo. And a great-granddaughter, Aubrey Goodman, Sheridan. He is also survived by one sister, Sadie Robertson, Sheridan; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, George, Louis, Howard, Virgil and Kenneth; one sister, Virginia Bury; and one grandson, Jason Obert.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life is planned at a later date. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.