Robert Allan Cameron

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Robert Allan Cameron, 91, of Great Falls, died of natural causes Monday, Jan. 14, at a local healthcare facility.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Croxford Funeral Home.

Bob was born July 28, 1921, to Hugh and Hazel (Tuey) Cameron in Great Falls. He graduated from Great Falls High School in 1939. He attended the University of Montana Missoula from 1939-40, Butte School of Mines, 1940-41, and the University of Washington (Seattle), where he earned his BA in Metallurgy. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and worked in civilian protection (Seattle), blood lab work (San Francisco) and chemical warfare (Europe). He worked for Boeing Aircraft Quality Control, the Metallurgical Lab and for an architect in Seattle. In 1953, he returned to Montana to farm. He was a little car crazy and drove a 1937 Packard limo to work in Seattle. Later he joined the Skunk Wagon Car Club.

He married Alice Louise Hanselman in 1942 in Seattle; she passed away May 11, 2003. He married his second wife, Gale Penwell, in September of 2009; she passed away Sept. 27, 2009.

He is survived by his son, Hugh of Power; sister Helen of Bozeman; three nephews; one niece; and three cousins.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alice (Hanselman) Cameron; his second wife, Gale Penwell; his parents; grandparents Robert and Robina (Glenn) Cameron; and an uncle, John Cameron.

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Published in Great Falls Tribune on Jan. 18, 2013
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