Robert D. Summers Jr. (1949 - 2011)

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Robert Dee Summers Jr., 62, passed away from cancer and went to be with his Lord on Oct. 27, 2011. He was born March 12, 1949, in Havre to Robert and Elizabeth (Leach) Summers.

As a child, Robert moved with his family to several Montana towns including Cut Bank, Great Falls and Miles City, before moving to Bozeman in 1963.

He graduated from Bozeman Senior High School in 1967. He then attended The University of Montana where he graduated from the School of English and History. He taught school for two years in Harlem. He then worked for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad in Missoula and later in Havre. He took a disability retirement in 2008 and moved to Bozeman in 2010.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis; and his father, Robert Sr.

He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Summers of Bozeman; brother, Kenneth Summers of Seattle, Wash.; and his two children, Sierra Summers and Ben Summers of Plains.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in Sunset Hills Cemetery. Memorial services will follow at 3 p.m. at Grace Bible Church.

Donations in his name may be made to Bozeman Deaconess Foundation for the Cancer Center, 931 Highland Blvd. Suite 3200, Bozeman, MT 59715; to the Mission Fund of Grace Bible Church, 3625 S. 19th, Bozeman, MT 59718; or to a charity of choice.

Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service;

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Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Oct. 28, 2011
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