Robert (Bob) Allen Gish Jr.

Robert (Bob) Allen Gish Jr.

June 3, 1930 – March 24, 2021

Longtime Basin, Wyo., resident Robert (Bob) Allen Gish Jr., 90, passed away March 24, 2021 at the Wyoming Retirement Center.

Bob was born in Moreni, Romania on June 3, 1930 to Robert Allen Gish Sr and Dorothy (Zaring) Gish. He moved to the Big Horn Basin in 1942 and completed high school in Basin. Bob married Marilyn Snelling in Lovell, Wyo., Aug. 26, 1956.  Bob served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict as an officer. His decorations include the Korean Service Medal, UN-Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. Bob went to college at the University of Wyoming and was an attorney. He was an active volunteer in our community, past state commander of the American Legion, Masons and a longtime member of the United Methodist Church of Basin since 1942. 

He is preceded in death by his parents. Those left behind and cherishing his memory include wife Marilyn Gish of Basin; daughters Shelley Way of Cheyenne and Leigh (Rick) Bopp of Las Vegas. His legacy includes four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service with military honors will take place in the summer. Cremation has taken place at the Antelope Butte Crematory in Greybull. Arrangements have been entrusted to Atwood Family Funeral Directors.