Robert "Bob" Yeomans

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Longtime Alaska resident Robert Michael "Bob" Yeomans, 60, died of lung cancer Oct. 28, 2008, in Eagle River.
A military memorial will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Fort Richardson Main Post Chapel. Civilians can meet at the Fort Richardson main visitor's gate at 11:15 a.m. for military police escort to the main post chapel. A celebration of life reception will follow at the main post chapel. Full military honors will be at Fort Richardson National Cemetery at 2 p.m.
Bob was born July 23, 1948, in Oakland, N.J., to James Guy Yeomans and Florence Evelyn Romaine. He married Teress A. Morreale on Aug. 3, 1969, in Oakland.
Bob joined the Army in 1974 in Fort Carson, Colo. In 1977, he was selected to attend flight school in Fort Rucker, Ala., graduating third in his class, earning the wings to become a helicopter pilot.
In 1980, his military career took him to Alaska, where his career transitioned into the Army National Guard. Bob retired with 22 years of service, having earned the rank of chief warrant officer (CW3).
Bob enjoyed baseball, fishing, hunting, guitar, his sons and his grandchildren.
His family wrote: "Bob's kind heart and infectious sense of humor was an inspiration to all of us."
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Rachele Yeomans of Eagle River; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Emily and Grace; son, Michael Yeomans of Renton, Wash.; brother, James Yeomans of Oakland, N.J.; sister, Kathy Yeomans of Oakland, Calif.; and former spouse, Teress Yeomans of Eagle River.
Bob was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Yeomans of Stillwater, N.J.
Arrangements are with Witzleben Legacy Funeral Home.
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Nov. 2 to Nov. 3, 2008