Robert Carpenter Heston

Robert Carpenter Heston died Dec. 27, 2012. Heston was born July 5, 1924 in Seattle. His father, Robert, was a machinery salesmen and his mother, Mary Jane, was an artist. He had one younger brother, Tom. Heston joined the Army Air Corp in 1943. He trained as a single engine pilot, separating from the service as a Flight Officer in 1945. He joined the Air Force Reserve as a Second Lieutenant and remained in the reserve until 1952.
Heston graduated from the University of Washington in 1950 with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering. During summer breaks, he worked on a cargo scow in Alaska.
Heston married Jennie Siggins in Seattle in 1954. They moved to Lakewood in 1963. Heston ran his own business as a manufacturer's agent for 40 years. He sold engine rebuilding equipment, traveling all over the Rocky Mountain west.
He enjoyed exploring old mining towns, travel with his family, camping, and studying ancient history.
He's survived by four children: Debbie Schneider and Gerald Heston of Reno, NV, Alan Heston of Seattle, Holly Heston of Westminster, CO; and two grandchildren: Claire and Matt Schneider of Reno, NV.

Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from Jan. 19 to Feb. 18, 2013