Bobby Allen Cleverley, born June 21, 1938, to Allen and LaVina Cleverley, passed away Oct. 6, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer.
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Bob was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and graduated high school from Bonneville High. He graduated from Western Montana College in Dillon. While there he met his wife, Janice Kay Ruegsegger. They were married on June 13, 1960. in the Idaho Falls LDS temple.
Bob was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Bob signed his teaching contract at Ennis High School in April 1961 and never left the Madison Valley he loved. Bob taught high school and coached football in Ennis for 38 years. He spent his summers guiding the Madison River, enjoying his love of fly fishing.
Bob was an active community member and spent his time doing exactly what he taught his students: Be Educated, Be Informed, Be Involved! All who knew Bob knew of his love for his family, his students, his players and his community -- especially the Lions Club.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Janice Ruegsegger Cleverley; his daughters: Valerie Richards and son-in-law Stacey of Bozeman, Vicki Wardell and son-in-law David of Las Vegas, Debbie Coffman and son-in-law Chad of Ennis; his beloved grandchildren: Cameron and Dalton Richards, Jordan, Colton, Chandler and Britton Wardell, Kayla and Clay Coffman; and his brothers, Gerry Cleverley and Max Cleverley, and sister, Susan Cleverley, and their families.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his inlaws, John and Delma Ruegsegger, and his granddaughter, Morgan Brittany Wardell.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, in the Ennis High School Gymnasium. Interment will follow in the Madison Valley Cemetery.
Bob has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Ennis Lions Club or the Madison Valley Hospice.
K&L Mortuaries of Ennis in charge of arrangements.
K & L Mortuaries
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Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Oct. 8, 2007