Robert Vandercook, 52, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, in Butte. He was born on July 30, 1956, the son of Clare Roland and Mildred Jean (Herrin) Vandercook in Alhambra, Calif.
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Robert graduated from Dana Hills High School in Dana Point, Calif., where he played football and was active in the drama department. He later graduated from Lane Community College in Eugene, Ore., with a degree in environmental technology. In June 1997 he received his certifications from Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Orlando, Fla. Most recently, he had been working toward a degree in design drafting.
In 1983, he met the love of his life, Katherine Stubbs, in Yellowstone National Park where they were both employed. On April 21, 1984, the two were married in Livingston. They moved to Belgrade in 1986.
Robert loved being with his friends, having deep conversations, listening to music and being outdoors. He especially loved the ocean and the mountains. Growing up in California he enjoyed skateboarding, surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving. He also enjoyed golfing, camping, river floating and skiing. He will be missed by all who loved him.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, C.R. and Millie.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy of Belgrade; siblings, Ron Vandercook of West Linn, Ore., Linda Nies of Squaw Valley, Calif., and Laurie Vandercook of Aguanga, Calif.
A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Dahl Funeral Chapel.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.dahlcares.com.
Dahl Funeral Chapel
300 Highland Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Oct. 19, 2008