Robert Maxwell

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Robert Howard Maxwell
July 28, 1942 - July 17, 2018
Robert Howard Maxwell was born on July 28, 1942. Affectionately known as the "Mule Skinner", he passed away on July 17, 2018. Howard was proud of the fact he lived a good life and did a lot of things people can only dream of doing. He was a licensed packer and guide in the Sawtooths, a gold miner, a hunter and trapper, a rancher, a cowboy, an ice road trucker, (before the show), and an Idaho logger. He hauled logs for over 40 years and truly enjoyed it. He and Lynn raised draft mules and registered Spanish Norman horses with their rescued black Percheron mares. He loved shooting trap at the Gun Club and fishing for salmon on the South Fork of the Salmon River. He could also hold his own when it came to talking. He loved his dogs: the bulldogs, schnauzers, and Cruiser and Muttley.
Howard and Lynn recently bought a house on South Ten Mile Lake in Oregon where they spent last summer. He loved to fish. He and Lynn were married 32 years, although rarely did either of them remember their anniversary. They sold their ranch in Horseshoe Bend, intending to spend spring, summer and fall at the lake and travel to fish in the winter. They moved to Emmett when he became ill.
Howard joined his son Dale, friends Butch, Clay, Merlin and Corky on the 3 year anniversary of Dale's death. He was so very proud of his son, Eric and wife Robin Watson Maxwell, his daughter Sonja and husband Cody Pillsbury, his grandson Kyle and Becky with great-grandkids, Gabriel and Avery Rose and his step-sons, Jeff and Eric Bickford. He is also survived by his granddaughter Candice and her three boys, CJ, Levi and Peyton. In his later years Howard always said he lived a good life and we will have family stories to tell for many years to come.
Lynn and his family met to share stories and pictures at the Horseshoe Bend City Park on Howard's birthday, July 28. Potluck was held to have a drink and salute a good man. Howard's clothing choice was observed wearing tee shirts and jeans or shorts.
Thanks for always being there, Dad.

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Published in Emmett Messenger Index from July 26 to Aug. 17, 2018