Robert F. Gudmunson 69 of Stanford died Saturday, July 8th, 2023 at his home of natural causes. He was born March 17, 1954 in Fargo, ND the son of Suede and Jane (Woolsey) Gudmunson. The family moved to St. Anthony, Idaho where he received his schooling graduating from High School in 1972. He then was a bareback rider in the rodeo. He was united in marriage to Marianne Odman on January 24th 1976 in St. Anthony ID. He was training to be a lineman and worked in that field living in Missoula. They moved to Lewistown in the mid 1980’s and begin he career as a miner working at Kendall and later Zortman. In 1998 they moved to Mesa, AZ and then to Tonopah, NV where he managed a Hotel/Casino for several years. He then moved to Townsend, MT and worked on a farm and then finished his career as a heavy equipment operator until his retirement in 2022. He moved to Stanford to be near his daughter.
Bob was your classic mountain man! He loved to fish, hunt, camp, spend time in the mountains riding horses! He was known for his big red truck with his canoe! He always had a dog as a companion! His love for life was as big as his heart, he would give the shirt off his back to anyone because no one is a stranger!
He is survived by three children Bobbi Misener of Medford, OR, Billi Jo (Shane) Taylor of Stanford, MT and Brandon Gudmunson of Tonopah, NV; three siblings Mont (Kim) Gudmunson of St. Anthony, ID, Judy Wilson of Spokane, WA and JoAnne Jackson of Coeur d’Alene, ID; seven grandchildren Tayler, Trent, Tracy, Cassie, Morgan, Dylan and Dani and one great grandson Wesley and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Celebration of Life for Robert Gudmunson will be Thursday, July 13th, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. in the Blue Nugget in Sapphire Village. Cremation has taken place at his request with the Cloyd Funeral Home assisting the family.
Friends are asked to make memorials to the Stanford Senior Citizens or the charity of their choice and they may be left at the Cloyd Funeral Home. Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com.