Robert (Bob) J. Salois, 78, passed away peacefully at his home on Feb. 26 due to complications from pneumonia which included Sepsis. He was surrounded by his loving children.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Pondera Funeral Home. Respecting his wishes, no services are planned. Internment of ashes will take place at a later date.
Bob was born Sept. 22, 1934 in Choteau to Clarence and Olive (Lightner) Salois.
He attended Conrad High School. In 1951, he enlisted and proudly served in the U.S. Navy. After an Honorable Discharge from the Navy he returned to Conrad. On July 7, 1956, he married Eleanor Faber in Conrad.
Bob worked for Stanley Thill and Co. for 17 years and then for Turnbull & Plummer as a surveyor, a profession he truly loved. In 1973, he began working for the City of Conrad as a Public Works Foreman, retiring in 1996.
Bob was a proud member of the NRA. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed taking care of his horses.
He will be greatly missed by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Bob is survived by his children: Kathy Salois of Fairbanks, Alaska, Mary (Kris) Olsen of Richland, Wash., Shauna (Jim) Ellefsen of Conrad and Tim (Amy) Salois of Conrad; grandchildren Michael (Kristen) Cane of Shoreline, Wash., Christel and Danielle Emery of Fairbanks, Alaska, Brandi Ellefsen (Will Fleming) of Great Falls, Courtney Ellefsen of Great Falls, and Justin, Kyleigh and Julia Salois of Conrad; and great-granddaughters Fiona and Eliana Cane of Shoreline, Wash. He is also survived by sisters Betty Houghton of Bozeman, Virginia Battle of Costa Mesa, Calif., and Peggy (Joe) Broesder of Belt; brother Gary (Sandra) Syvertson of Great Falls; aunts that were very special to him, Bernice (Sis) Zittel of Pinehurst, Idaho, and Willa (Jacque) Wood of Deer Lodge; along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife Eleanor, son R. Scott, father Clarence Salois, mother Olive Syvertson, step-father Sanford Syvertson and an infant sister Gloria.
Memorial donations maybe made to the Conrad V.F.W. Post 7655.