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Robert J. Pyeatt


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Robert J. Pyeatt Obituary
Pyeatt, Robert J.



Robert, age 73 died March 19, 2016 in Albuquerque, NM. He was born in Santa Cruz, CA on April 3, 1942. He graduated from John Swett High School in Crockett, CA, and graduated from Chico State University in Chico, CA. He completed his Teaching Certificate, and taught 7th and 8th grade science and math classes at Bidwell School in Red Bluff, CA. While teaching, he received several draft notices, but ultimately enlisted in the Air Force in July 1967. He attended Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, completing the "90-day wonder" course. As a new second lieutenant, he completed pilot training at Laredo AFB, Texas, graduating in January 1969, and served in Vietnam.

Over his career, he and his family moved 20 times, with flying and personnel-related assignments to California, Southeast Asia, Alabama, Texas, Idaho, Illinois, New Mexico, Washington D.C., New Mexico #2, Azores (Portugal), and New Mexico #3. Bob has over 3,500 flying hours in the C-141, Ch-53C, Uh-1H, UH-1N, UH-1F, CH-3, UH-60, plus 2 C-130 aircraft and several other helicopters. He completed a Master's Degree in Personnel Management from Webster University during his military career. In 1997, he retired from the Air Force as a Colonel after almost 30 years of service. He immediately began work for Lockheed Martin Corporation in Albuquerque, NM, training Air Force Special Operations Force and Rescue Crew Members in 5 aircraft and 18 different crew positions.

In 2004, Bob retired from Lockheed Martin. Throughout his life, he had a devout love and passion for his family and friends, and for his outside interests of hiking, backpacking, fly fishing, golfing, cycling, and Senior Olympics (badminton).

He was preceded in death by his wife Sara and his brother Mike. He is survived by his children Debbie and Colin Anderson, Mike and Genevieve Pyeatt, and Clint Pyeatt; his step-children Alyssa and Allan Tapia, and Brett Bearce; his grandchildren Taylor Tapia, Haley Tapia, Selby Anderson, Zach Anderson, Sydney Pyeatt, and Lauryn Pyeatt, his sister-in-law Ann Pyeatt, and the mother of his children, Kris Pyeatt.

Family requesting all donations may be given in Robert's honor to Support Our Troops at www.support-our-troops.org or Dementia Society of America at www.dementiasociety.org. To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com

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7601 Wyoming Blvd NE

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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Mar. 27, 2016
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