Robert "Bob" Haigh

Robert "Bob" Haigh

Robert "Bob" Haigh, 89, of Three Forks, joined his heavenly family early on the morning of April 6, 2018 with his loving daughter Linda by his side. A very fitting April day for "Grandpa Bob's" life and time here on earth to end as this day is known as Montana Day (4-06). Bob was very much Montanan through and through. He enjoyed all things outdoors as he was a dedicated and experienced outdoors-man that spent many a day hunting and fishing throughout southwest Montana.

Bob was a loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He spent his entire 89 years living and working in the Three Forks area. Bob attended Three Forks High School where he graduated in 1947. He was one of nine Haigh children to graduate from Three Forks High School, which Bob always stated was still a record number for a family to graduate from Three Forks High.

Bob married Peggy McCormick in 1950 and they brought two wonderful children; Steve and Linda into the world. Bob spent his last eighteen working years with the Milwaukee Railroad Company, where he worked with his son Steve Haigh, eventually retiring in 1980 with the Milwaukee Railroad close of operations in southwest Montana.

Bob is survived by his daughter Linda and her husband Ray, grandson Andy Hessen and his wife Amy of Belgrade and children McKenzie and Hunter. His brother June Haigh still lives in Ennis and his two sisters, Eleanor Huckert of Manhattan and Thelma Thomas of Utah remained close to Bob throughout all his years. He is preceded in death by his wife Peggy and son Steve both of Three Forks.

Thank you to the Three Forks Senior Center, and all its members who provided friendship, camaraderie, and great lunches to Bob over the years. Special thank you to Heather Hart, Pathways Assisted Living in Three Forks and Compassus Hospice Care, especially to their great nurse Matt, for the support and compassion he showed Bob and his family in Bob’s last days.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date, probably sometime in the summer 2018.

Memorial donations may be made to the Railroad Heritage Center or to the Headwaters Trail System both located in and around Three Forks.