In Memory

Bob Woomer (A-Mechanic) - Class of 2005 VIEW PROFILE

MISSOULA - Robert "Bob" Woomer, 57, of Missoula, passed away in his sleep at Hillside Manor on Friday, January 7, 2005. He died of natural causes.

Bob was born June 24, 1947, in New Kensington, Penn., and moved with his family to Missoula in 1949. After attending Hellgate High School, he joined the U.S. Army and was highly decorated for his service in Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart with an Oak Leaf Cluster.

Upon returning from the war he began working for what is now Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. and continued employment there for 35 years.

A lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, Bob was an expert shooter and accomplished hunter. He was also a longtime member of the Western Montana Fish and Game Association.

Bob was preceded in death by his father Merrill "Bert" Woomer.

He is survived by his mother Theresa Woomer and sister Nora Thogersen, both of Missoula; and three nephews, Andrew Thogersen of Las Vegas, Jacob Thogersen of Rockville, Md., and David Thogersen of Missoula.

A memorial service was held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 12, 2005.

The family suggests that memorials be made to the Missoula Humane Society or a charity of the donor's choice.

THIS PHOTOGRAPH WAS PUBLISHED IN THE MISSOULIAN NEWSPAPER ON JANUARY 14, 2007.  It was accompanied with the following text: 

Siblings Robert and Nora Woomer stand on the porch of their family's married student housing unit at the University of Montana on Easter Day in 1952. The housing units, called the "strip houses," had reportedly been brought to UM from Seattle where they had been used as temporary houses for Boeing employees. Occupants used wood to heat the units and wood or oil to cook.

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