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Obituary - Bob Echelard


December 5, 2018

Bob Echelard

YUMA, Ariz. — Bob Echelard passed away Nov. 22, 2018, at his home in Yuma.

He was born in Havre, Montana, June 20, 1935.

He attended grade school in Cut Bank, Montana, and Great Falls, Montana, and high school in Havre, where he met Pat, his girlfriend for life.

He served in the U.S. Air Force radar division in Germany for four years. Pat was still waiting and they were united in marriage April 19, 1958, and celebrated their 60th anniversary April 19, 2018, at St. John Neuman Church. During those 60 years, Bob became an apprentice meat cutter for Buttrey Foods and for 38 years worked with pride and dedication in management and supervising positions.

Together, they moved several times in Montana, with their five children, Denise, Tim (Teresa), Terry, Doug and Steve (Nancy). They blessed him with six grandchildren, Cassie, Jason, Nicole, Max, Logan and Morgan. Blessings continued with great-grandchildren Kolten, Nevaeh and Bowen.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Eleanor Echelard; brothers Don and Gary, and daughter Denise.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Compassus or St. John Neuman Kitchen Fund.

Funeral Mass will be 9 a.m. at St. John Neuman Church, Nov. 29, 2018, reception following in John Friel.


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