BIG PINEY — Bob Tanner, 78, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at his home in Big Piney.
He was born on June 3, 1939, in Kemmerer, WY to Francis and Helen Tanner.
Bob grew up in Big Piney and graduated from Big Piney High School.
He attended the University of Wyoming where he met his wife, Helen.
They were married in 1959 and moved to Big Piney, a place he loved and called home.
Bob was instrumental in putting Marbleton on the map through his never-ending quest to be part of building a long-lasting, lucrative community to call home.
He was involved in many entrepreneurial adventures including Bowl More Lanes, Pit and Primer, Marbleton Inn and the Waterhole #3.
He served two terms as the Marbleton Mayor, the first at the ripe old age of 21, was a County Commissioner, a member of the Big Piney School Board, and one of the founders of the Sublette Center.
He was active in the community and always had an infectious smile and a kind word or a funny (maybe even a bit sarcastic) comment to make you smile.
He touched and influenced many lives through the years, and his presence will be felt in the community for many years to come.
Bob was loved so very much by his children and grandchildren and he will always be remembered for his love of life, his sense of adventure and his never-ending love for his family.
He was a selfless man, and many benefited from his generosity, his kindness, his determination and his spirit.
Bob was preceded in death by his wife Helen, his father Francis Tanner and Mother Helen Tanner.
He is survived by his brothers John (Shirley) and Dick (Linda) Tanner, children Dana Martin (Bob) of Littleton, CO, Kim Tanner of Big Piney, Bill Tanner (Kenda) and their children Jak and Grace of Big Piney, and his grand-dogs Cooper and Mazy as well as many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.
Bob will be remembered for his dedication to his family, his charisma, sense of humor, generous spirit and kindness. He made an impression on all who knew him and will be deeply missed.
A Celebration of Life memorial will be held on January 15th at 2:00 p.m. at the Marbleton Senior Center. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations are made to the Sublette Center at P.O. Box 788 Pinedale, WY 82941.