Robert A. Prescott, 74, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, at Highgate Senior Living in Bozeman. He was born Dec. 23, 1933, in Roy to Jerry and Mary (Siroky) Prescott. His family moved to the Gallatin Valley in 1936 where they were involved with farming and ranching.
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Bob took over the ranching operation in 1965 and retired in 1998. He raised registered Hereford cattle and he sold his cattle all over the Northwest.
He graduated from Belgrade High School in 1951 and entered the army in 1954. He served two and half years in Germany and was honorably discharged in 1957.
Bob married Dolores Clinton in 1957 in Bozeman and they raised three children on the ranch, Tracy, Valerie, and Lynell.
He was member of the Belgrade Masonic Lodge, Livingston Scottish Rite, Algeria Shrine, past president of the Belgrade Lions Club, Gallatin Beef Producers, American Hereford Association and a 47-year member of Belgrade Community Church.
He was very proud of his grandchildren and was a great supporter of all their activities. Bob was always first in line at every event - soccer, volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, music, and any other activity they were involved with.
Bob enjoyed fishing, fishing in almost every river and creek in the Gallatin Valley as well as some lake and ocean fishing. In the spring he would disappear in search of morel mushrooms to places only he knew about. He enjoyed traveling, especially his trips to Mexico, Hawaii, Nashville, Branson and cruising. Bob and Dolores also enjoyed four winters in Palm Springs.
Bob is survived by his wife, Dolores of Bozeman; children, Tracy (Janet) Prescott of Belgrade, Valerie (Gregg) Heath of Bozeman, Lynell (Ward) Werner of Belgrade; grandchildren: Clint (Lisa) Prescott, Sara, and Katerina Prescott; Patience (Jon) Samson and Cole Heath; Joshua (Joanna) Werner and Brandi Werner and one great-granddaughter, Aubrey Werner. Two brothers, Jim (Joanne) Prescott of Chase, British Columbia, Canada, and Milton (Jackie) Prescott of Glendive; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Joe Soushek; two sisters, Emma Hoffman and Mary Baker.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at Meadow View Cemetery in Manhattan. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at Belgrade Community Church. Visitation hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Huntington's Disease Society of America - Rocky Mountain Chapter, 6545 W. 44th Ave. Suite 1, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033; or to Rocky Mountain Hospice, 301 Edelweiss Suite 5, Bozeman 59718.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service; www.dokkennelson.com.
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Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Nov. 12, 2008