Robert Golding "Bob" Dwyre (1929 - 2015)

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Robert Golding Dwyre, (Big Bob 6' 4" tall with the greatest smile that ever lived) born September 25th, 1929 to Mamie Lee Russell Dwyre and Burton Golding Dwyre finally made it to his favorite hunting grounds where Our Lord greeted him.

Bob left for the big hunt on Monday, March 23 after a few bits of challenging weather at the Mayo Hospital in Scottsdale, AZ.
However finally the weather lifted and his final eternal journey gathered speed and he has joined all the great hunters that have gone before him including his hero, his father Burton Golding Dwyre of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Bob lived an amazing life that began in Silver City, New Mexico, where he was born and returned to live in the late 80's.

Bob was a registered civil engineer, who after graduation from Santa Fe High School, and New Mexico State University, went on to become Deputy Commissioner of Public Works for the State of Alaska and after his retirement from there, went to contribute his civil engineering skills to the growth of the Trans-Alaska pipeline for ARCO -British Petroleum.
He loved living and working in the State of Alaska and enjoyed everything the wilderness and adventure could offer. His favorite pastime was fishing and hunting of which he was still talking about right up until the day he left for his final hunt. Bob proudly shared that he was the last person of 24 people selected in the hunting lottery and received a rare permit for the Great Buffalo hunt in Alaska in 1966 when he successfully tracked and hunted a giant buffalo that he brought back singlehanded. He provided an extraordinary life for his family, and created magnificent memories that will last for generations to come. Bob's great spirit lives on in his strong and vibrant legacy he has left behind. Bob is remembered for always sharing his big beautiful smile, his generous laughter, his riveting story telling and his ability to tell jokes that left everyone on the floor.

Bob is survived by his two daughters, Cyd Dwyre Duffin, of Wasilla, Alaska and Julie Dwyre of Albuquerque, New Mexico along with his sister, Dorothy Dwyre Grosvenor of Santa Fe.

He was a proud 32nd degree Mason, past President of the Juneau Shriners, the Juneau Elks Club and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, having been a Navy Seabee in the Korean War. And most importantly he was a life-long member of "The Having Fun" Club that he resoundingly stated was the most important thing in life! Cremation has already taken place and a memorial service is planned for a future date.
Published in The Juneau Empire from Apr. 12 to May 11, 2015
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