Robert A. Teegarden 1930 - 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Bob, age 88, passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday night, Jan. 2, in Billings. He was born in Upton, Wyoming, July 19, 1930. He was the second son of Otis and Florence Teegar- den. He attended schools in Wyoming and Montana. He graduated from Carbon County High School in Red Lodge in 1948. He graduated from MSU in Bozeman in 1962 with a B.S. in Range Management. Later he pursued graduate work at American University in Washing-ton D.C. and the University of Wisconsin. Before college, he enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy as a plane captain aboard the U.S.S. Valley Forge.

On Oct. 22, 1955, he married JoAnn Marshall. He was blessed with his two wonderful children Rob and Patti. The joy and pride of this 48-year wonderful marriage. He operated the family farm/ ranch on Cottonwood Creek for several years before attending MSU.

One of his early and endearing loves was music. He played several instruments but the guitar was his favorite. He played in several small country bands in the Roberts, Red Lodge and Bearcreek area later leading sing-a-longs at parties and family gatherings. Hunting, fishing, and gardening were hobbies enjoyed also. Most of all he loved doing things with his family. Especially his grandsons: Dylan, Jack, and Will.

Bob was preceded in death by his lovely wife JoAnn and his siblings: Don, Betty, Margaret and Mary

Jane. He is survived by his brothers: Tom and Jack and sister Dorothy. His son Rob and daughter Patti. His grandsons Will, Jack and Dylan, and his dear friend Donna Collins. Bob wrote that he was lucky enough to find love twice in his life; his wife JoAnn, and Donna, who gave him back his life after JoAnn’s death. Donna was the second love of his life.

A service for Bob will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at 2 p.m., at the Smith Olcott- Funeral Chapel, at 201 N. Broadway in Red Lodge, Montana. Following the service, a reception will be held at the Beartooth Elks Lodge.


Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, May 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Monday, May 27, 2019 - 7:00am
    *American Legion Carbon County Post 17 Memorial Day schedule, May 27 7 a.m. Breakfast at Red Lodge Café 8:30 a.m. Memorial Service at Belfry Cemetery 9:30 a.m. Memorial Service at Bearcreek Cemetery 10:30 a.m. Parade through Red Lodge.  10:15 a.m. Meet at the corner of 14th and Broadway. Following parade there will be a lunch  at the Red Lodge Elk’s Lodge 11 a.m. Memorial Service at Red Lodge Cemetery 1:30 p.m. Parade in Roberts followed by Memorial Service at Roberts Cemetery. For further information contact Kenneth Beggs, Commander Carbon County Post 17 at   *The Clarks Fork American Legion Post 71 and the Joliet VFW Post 5748 will be doing Memorial Day services Monday, May 27. Rev. Robert Reed of the Joliet Baptist  Church will be the Speaker of the day.   The schedule for the day will be: 9 a.m. Services at the Gebo Cemetery. 9:30 a.m. March through Fromberg Main St. 10 a.m.   Services at Rockvale Cemetery 11 a.m. Services at Joliet Cemetery 11:30 a.m. March through Joliet Main St. A potluck lunch will be held at the  Joliet Community Center following the services.  Everyone is welcome to come. Any veterans who would like to help who haven’t been contacted can show up at the Gebo Cemetery at 8:45 a.m. Memorial Day or call Rich Pierce at 962-3320 or Jody Stene 962-3779.  
  • Monday, May 27, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The Carbon County News

Street Address:

11 N. Broadway, Red Lodge, MT 59068

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 970, Red Lodge, MT 59068

Phone: 406-446-2222

Fax: 406-446-2225

Toll-Free: 800-735-8843

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