Robert Allen Green (February 3, 1934 – May 18, 2022)
June 8, 2022
Robert Allen Green, 88, passed away peacefully on May 18, 2022 at his home in Carson City, Nevada, with his wife of 65 years by his side. He was under the care of Compassion Care Hospice as well as lovingly cared for by his wife, Bobbye, daughter, Susan, and grandson Alex.
Robert was born in Saco, MT, on February 3, 1934, the youngest of the 8 children of George and Ethel Green of Wagner, MT. Parents George and Ethel were killed in a traffic accident near Wagner in 1945. In the car were also their two youngest boys, Roger, age 13 and Robert, 11. Big sisters Mildred Boothe and Margaret Kessler became Bob's guardians throughout the rest of his school years. His first job, other than working on the family farms, was to travel one summer installing Burma Shave signs along the highways.
Bob graduated from Malta High in 1952. After graduation he joined the US Navy and spent 4 years as part of a military air transport squadron as an Aviation Mechanic Mate, and traveled the world on embassy runs. He later joined the Naval Reserve and continued his service for many years. He returned to Malta, MT, in 1956 and soon married Roberta Hanson and began a career working for the US government; Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation. Bob and Bobbye started their married life at Camp 9, Babb, MT, where son David was born in 1957. They moved to the Missouri River Crow Creek irrigation District in Toston, MT where his daughter Susan arrived in 1958 and son Michael was born in 1961. They next moved to Helena, MT, and the Helena Valley Irrigation District. Their last stop was Malta, MT, where Bob was in charge of the operation and management of the Milk River Project, which included traveling along the watershed from Sherburne Lake near Glacier National Park, to Vandalia Dam, near Hinsdale. After retiring from government service, he worked as a fiber optic crew supervisor for Touch America, and enjoyed some travel around the western US with his wife tagging along for some fun and sightseeing, also a little gambling. He was a respected colleague, boss and all around nice guy. You could not ask for a better Dad and Grandpa. In his spare time he was a hunter, a fisherman, a stubborn Norwegian, gardener, camp organizer and cook, home and auto repair specialist, financial consultant, expert boat and jeep driver, a golfer, bartender and horseshoe master. He even obtained his pilots license after taking some lessons from Kenny Cebulski in Malta in the 1980's.
After retiring Bob & Bobbye escaped from the Montana winters and moved to Kelseyville, CA, overlooking Clear Lake. They spent winters traveling, golfing and enjoying the sunny weather in Arizona, Nevada and California. They moved to Carson City, Nevada in 2017.
He was preceded in death by his son, David, brothers George, Donald, Carl, Dale, and Roger, and sisters, Margaret and Mildred.
He is survived by his wife Bobbye, daughter Susan Porter, (Carson City NV), son Michael, (Toledo, OR); grandchildren Jennifer(Jeff) Porter, Kristen(Nate) Salsbery, Alex Porter, Clive Hawken, Erik Green, and great grandchildren Dylan Maxie, Max, Story, and Lane Salsbery, and Jack, Johnny, and Joey Porter, in-laws Susanne Green, Charles and Ursula Hanson, as well as many nieces and nephews, American and Norwegian cousins. A family memorial service was held at Walton's Chapel of the Valley Funeral Home, Carson City, Nevada on 5-24-22.