ROBERT CRAIG FORCE
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Robert Craig Force, beloved husband, father, brother, and sports enthusiast, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.
Bobby was the second child born to Gary and Judy Force in Reno, Nev., on June 13, 1964. He had two siblings, Jack and Debbie.
On September 10, 2011, Bobby married Terry Lee Bartlett at Camp Tuffit, Lake Mary Ronan. Bobby embraced the privilege of becoming a stepdad to Katelynn. He cherished his family.
Bobby was a Journeyman Roofer. He excelled in the trade with his knowledge and expertise. Bobby was a hard worker and had high expectations of himself. Some found him difficult to work with; however, he gained great respect and was held in high regard by his co-workers and peers.
Bobby lived an active and enjoyable life. He loved floating the river in his drift boat, fishing in lakes all across Montana, camping, hiking, and hunting. Bobby was involved in many sports in his youth including baseball and football at Sparks High. He was fortunate to have his dad as his coach, and, his mom, Big Judy, was his biggest fan attending every sporting event Bobby participated in. Bobby also enjoyed skiing, golfing, and bowling. When he wasn't enjoying the outdoors, Bobby could be found watching his favorite teams including the Oakland A's, the Raiders, Notre Dame, the 76er's, and Jeff Gordon.
Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Gary and Judy Force and his sister, Debbie Fortier.
He is survived by his wife, Terry; three stepdaughters, Katelynn, Ravan, and Toscha; his brother, Jack; four grandchildren; many nieces; two great nieces and his extended family of friends and loved ones.
Bobby was a true friend to whomever he met. If you only met Bobby once, you never forgot him. Bobby was a man of few words until he got to know you, then, he was a forever friend. Bobby believed that you could either exist or you could live. Bobby truly lived. He will be greatly missed by many.
A memorial and celebration of life will be held at Dokken-Nelson Sunset Chapel at 113 South Willson Avenue in Bozeman on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at 1 pm. There will be an additional gathering at Donner Lake in the summer of 2014. In lieu of flowers, please give someone you love a hug.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service. www.dokkennelson.com
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Dec. 8, 2013