Michael Murray
B: 1942-06-15
D: 2017-09-19
View Details
Murray, Michael
Marion D'Arcy
B: 1932-02-01
D: 2017-09-17
View Details
D'Arcy, Marion
Phyllis Anderson
B: 1923-01-10
D: 2017-09-16
View Details
Anderson, Phyllis
Hope Schwank
B: 1939-11-15
D: 2017-09-16
View Details
Schwank, Hope
Wesley Vert
B: 1950-03-02
D: 2017-09-13
View Details
Vert, Wesley
Laura Vandegrift
B: 1919-05-22
D: 2017-09-12
View Details
Vandegrift, Laura
Margaret Parsons
B: 1936-05-28
D: 2017-09-12
View Details
Parsons, Margaret
George Troxel
B: 1927-11-07
D: 2017-09-11
View Details
Troxel, George
Sharron Noyes
B: 1953-03-06
D: 2017-09-08
View Details
Noyes, Sharron
Stephen Wheat
B: 1945-07-14
D: 2017-09-07
View Details
Wheat, Stephen
John Morelli
B: 1954-03-08
D: 2017-09-07
View Details
Morelli, John
Oliver Dupuis
B: 1930-05-25
D: 2017-09-06
View Details
Dupuis, Oliver
Robert DiGiallonardo
B: 1934-11-19
D: 2017-09-01
View Details
DiGiallonardo, Robert
Ronald Marquardt
B: 1943-08-22
D: 2017-08-28
View Details
Marquardt, Ronald
Etta Diehl
B: 1933-07-06
D: 2017-08-26
View Details
Diehl, Etta
Tasheena Diaz
B: 1983-10-27
D: 2017-08-22
View Details
Diaz, Tasheena
Janice Campbell
B: 1928-09-10
D: 2017-08-20
View Details
Campbell, Janice
Robert Shipley
B: 1926-01-01
D: 2017-08-19
View Details
Shipley, Robert
Carroll Mann
B: 1930-12-28
D: 2017-08-19
View Details
Mann, Carroll
Evelyn Herreid
B: 1939-02-08
D: 2017-08-18
View Details
Herreid, Evelyn
Clifford Burke
B: 1949-01-22
D: 2017-08-17
View Details
Burke, Clifford


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
101 Sixth Avenue East
Polson, MT 59860
Phone: 406-883-2808
Fax: 406-883-9216

The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Robert Shipley can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Select Candle

Obituary for Robert Shipley

Robert Shipley
Robert (Bob) Neil Shipley passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson after a short bout with cancer. Bob was born to Elmer Shipley and Very (Burlingame) Shipley in Somers, MT on January 1, 1926. The family moved to Polson in 1935 and Bob graduated from Polson High School in 1943. It was during WWII that he entered the Army Air Corps Aviation Cadet program. He liked to say that they ran out of airplanes before he completed training. After the war, he went to college and graduated from medical school in 1953. He practiced in Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, and then in San Diego, CA.

He retired in 1980 and followed his dream of being a wayfaring nomad. He built a sailboat in his backyard and he and his wife, Joan, spent the next ten years exploring the Pacific Ocean – from Mexico to Hawaii, from New Zealand to British Columbia and many of the islands in between. In 1991 they took to the land and became RVing nomads.

In their travels he and Joan visited all but two of the Presidential Libraries, most of the Civil War sites as well as most of the national parks and monuments. In their later years they liked to summer in Polson, MT and when the snow came they would winter in Tucson, AZ.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Joan Shipley; his three children, Rick Shipley of California, Janis Mayer of Colorado, and Ron Shipley of Texas; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and all of his friends (extended family) at the Eagle Nest RV Resort in Polson.

At Bob’s request there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, 6 – 13th Ave. E. Polson, MT 59860.
Order Flowers
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos