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News- Examiner, Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Robert "Bob" Leslie Nate of Shelley, Idaho, 83, passed away on Oct. 22, 2011 at
Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
Bob was born on April 8, 1928 to Odella and Leslie Nate in Dingle. He spent his childhood
and attended grade school in Dingle. He then attended high school in Montpelier. These
small towns formed a basis for Bob's outlook to life. He was a member of the LDS
On Sept. 28, 1954, he married Carol Jean Hyden in Garden City. They had two boys, Curtiss
and Randy Nate and made their home in Shelley, where he worked at the R.T. French Company
for many years.
Bob often reminisced of the good old days on his fathers' Crow Creek Ranch in Afton.
He took pride in working cattle, participated in overnight stays in the mountains, and
remembered when transportation was done by horse. "Those were simpler days," he
There were accomplishments in Bob's life that were significant but nothing more
meaningful than when he received his B.S. degree from Utah State University in 1962 in
Production Management with a minor in Economics. He maintained a GPA of 3.9 while working
and the birth of his first son, Curtiss.
Another significant event was the cabin he built with his family and friends on the Nate
homestead west of Afton. The cabin on Crow Creek has many memories. There were many
celebrations, beautiful starry nights, sitting around the fire pit, and enjoying the
The last few years of his life, Bob found comfort and friendship at Collett's Bar in
Firth. He enjoyed sharing stories, making new acquaintances and spending time at what he
referred to as the "office." They truly knew his name..."Bob".
Bob leaves behind his wife, Carol, of 57 years. His sons, Curtiss (Lisa) and Randy Nate.
The girls in his life were his granddaughters, Jordan Andreason, Chelsey Neff, Morgan
Nate, Mikaela and Caitlin Nate.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Oct. 28, 2011 at the Shelley Fourth Ward Chapel (184
North Park). The family will receive friends Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:40 a.m. before
the services at the church. Interment will be in the Shelley Hillcrest Cemetery under the
direction of Nalder Funeral Home in Shelley. Condolences can be sent to the family at
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