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Robert Cartwright

February 21, 1932 — July 25, 2023

Kalispell, Montana


Robert L. Cartwright age 91, He passed away peacefully in his home on July 25, 2023.  He was born in Reed Point, Montana on February 21, 1932. He was welcomed into the world by his parents Walter and Lucy Cartwright, and five half-siblings.

He along with his parents moved to Ashley Lake at four years old where he attended Ashley Creek School. During those early years, he spent many evenings peeling logs with his dad to build the family home.

He was introduced to Marilyn Claridge by a friend at Flathead High School. They were married in Kalispell, Montana in 1952. Prior to marriage, Bob had enlisted in the army.

After being discharged from the military he returned to the Flathead Valley. He was able to purchase property in the West Valley area where he moved his folks to be closer to town. Some of his occupations included working for the Montana State Highway Department, Skyline Dairy, and the Flathead County Fairgrounds. Bob was most happy on his hill in West Valley, you could find him logging, cutting Christmas Trees, boughs, and firewood.

Bob was proud to call Montana home for 91 years, leaving behind a legacy of six generations. He is survived by his wife Marilyn, children Julene, Bob (wife Karla), and Kristi. Grandchildren LeeAnn, Tanner, Nicole, Libby (husband Ryan), and Dustin. Great grandchildren Grayson and Bentley. Many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents Walter and Lucy. Siblings Ellen, Mary, Betty, Ernest, and Bessie. And his grandson Weston Cartwright.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

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Monday, July 31, 2023

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Buffalo Hill Funeral Home & Crematory

1890 US-93
Kalispell, MT 59901

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Tuesday, August 1, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

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Glacier Memorial Gardens

2659 US-93
Kalispell, MT 59901

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Tuesday, August 1, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Adventure Church of the C&MA

348 2nd Ave W
Kalispell, MT 59901

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