Sad News – Robert Olmstead –

On September 30, 2016, in Uncategorized, by speaker

My dear friends, with sorrow at our loss and with rejoicing that our Savior took our beloved “He-Who” to heaven in ‘the blink of an eye’ . Later when able we will share God’s mercy.
Robert Lee Olmstead 79, of Shields Valley, Montana passed away, Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at the Billings Clinic Hospital. He attended Livingston schools graduating with the Class of 1955 “in the top half of the bottom third”. One week later he joined the U.S. Navy serving on the U.S. Hazelwood until 1959. He attended Montana State College (University) graduating in 1964 with a degree in Electrical Engineering.
He worked for the Montana Power Company from 1964 to 1994 retiring as Engineering Manager for the Colstrip Project. After retirement he enjoyed jobs as a Carquest parts man in Colstrip, transporting vehicles for Wolf Motors in Bozeman and his favorite job, 2010 Census taker for Park and Gallatin Counties. At age 12 he went to work at Browns Bookstore and was to start work in May at Riverside Hardware at age 79.
Robert met Lois Bohleen in 1959 in Livingston while “cruising the drag” when he was a freshman at MSU in Bozeman and she was a senior at Park High in Livingston. Their marriage was blessed with three sons and seven grandchildren. His love for God and his Savior Jesus Christ framed and was modeled in his immense love for his family. He was known as Abe, after being Abe Lincoln in Colstrip parades and was even asked for his autograph several times at Disneyland where they thought he was an actor. He was fondly called He-Who-Takes-Long-Steps by his wife.
He loved anything with a wheels and a motor. His knowledge of vehicles was nearly surpassed by his memory of trivia, a voracious reader he read slow and remembered it all. His love for people in every walk of life and the enjoyment of visiting leaves a vast number of people who will miss him dearly. Landscaping, growing things and fixing things were his passion. He served on the Colstrip School Board and appreciated serving on the board of Park Electric Cooperative where he could use his knowledge of electrical production and distribution with the appropriate concern for our future electrical needs. He was a member and trustee of Living Hope


How I Came To Believe

I am at an age in my life where it is hard for me to remember anything. I walk into the kitchen to get something and when I get there, I can’t remember why I came there. ‘Course I don’t want to spend much time in my kitchen anyway because I don’t like to cook.


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"Time Out With Lois"
Lois Olmstead
78 Shields River Rd E
Livingston, Montana 59047
(406) 222-7484