Robert Harry Vroman III, known by family and friends as Rob or Robby, died suddenly in Riverton, Wyo., on April 28, 2013. He was 36 years old.
Rob was born in Thermopolis, Wyo., and lived in Fremont County while growing up. Following his graduation from Wind River High School, he moved to Salcha, to be close to his father and two sisters, Brandy and Catrina, and stayed in the Fairbanks area for the next 12 years.
He is survived by his father, Robert (Pat) Vroman Jr., of Salcha; his mother, Roberta (Mike) King, of Riverton, Wyo.; his grandmother, Mardel June Vroman, of Shoshoni, Wyo.; his grandparents, Bill and Phyllis Clark, of Glenrock, Wyo.; his brother, Micah (Autumn) Vroman, of Casper, Wyo.; his sisters, Penny Vroman, of Boerne, Texas; Brandy (Ken) Raby, of Salcha; and Catrina Vroman, of Tukwila, Wash. He had numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, including his aunt, Teresa, and uncle, Dee Lunbeck, of North Pole.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert Harry Vroman Sr., his uncles, Frank Vroman and Pete Clark, and his aunts, Linda Vroman and Debbie Woodward.
In Alaska, Rob attended University of Alaska Fairbanks and worked at various stores, including McDonald's, Safeway, Value Village and Walmart, where he became an assistant manager. He also was a great help to his father and enjoyed working with him. In Riverton, he spent the last five years working for Hi Mountain Seasonings during the day and Walmart at night.
He was extremely proud and happy to be promoted to accounts executive at Hi Mountain a short time before his death. Hans and Kim Hummel and all the employees of Hi Mountain became like a second family to him, sharing his time and his good sense of humor, and watching him sleep on the shelves.
He enjoyed music, especially singing at First Baptist Church, Shoshoni, which he attended with his grandmother, June, and also the time he spent playing trumpet with Fairbanks Community Band. He loved fishing in Alaska, movies, games at the casino in Wyoming and eating.
Above all, he loved all his family and was always happy. Spending time with his nieces and nephews was his greatest enjoyment: Jaden, Dacey Mae and Jordan Vroman, Keeley Carpenter, Peter and Eli Raby, Paetra and Kira Vroman. Rob and his nephew, Peter, of Salcha, had a very close bond, and Rob was a great help to his sister, Brandy, with Peter's care. In turn, Rob was loved by all his family and will be greatly missed.
His funeral service was held on May 3, 2013, at Davis Funeral Home, Riverton, Wyo., and he was buried at the Lake View Cemetery in Shoshoni, Wyo.