Bob started his life in his parents homestead cabin on Willow Creek north of Pinedale, WY. He was schooled in various country school houses throughout the New Fork Valley. Bob attended high school in Pinedale where he was active in football and playing hookie.
Bob married Gloria (Alexander) and together they raised three children. The early years he worked for the Bar Cross Land & Livestock until they finally bought a ranch east of Pinedale and raised cattle and ran an outfitting business. In 1969 they sold the ranch and moved to Sweetwater and Lincoln counties where they owned and leased a few ranches for the next 20 years. Finally, they sold and relocated to the Big Horn and Wind River Basins, where they owned and leased various ranches. Bob now lives near Pavillion, Wyoming where he still buys a few cows in the spring time and then has an annual complete dispersal sale in the fall.