Obituary photo of Bob Kidd, Casper-WY
In Loving Memory of

Bob Kidd

1947 - 2022
Obituary photo of Bob Kidd, Casper-WY
In Loving Memory of

Bob Kidd

1947 - 2022

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Inurnment:
Friday, June 24, 2022 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Celebration of Life:
Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 2:00pm
Hogadon Basin Ski Lodge, 2500 W. Hogadon Road, Casper, Wyoming
Interment:
Highland Cemetery
Bob Kidd,75, a Casper native, businessman, rancher and downhill ski racer passed away on June 14, 2022 at his home whisked away by the god of skiing, Ullr. He was the fourth child born to David and Sarah Lucille (Love) Kidd on March 9, 1947. He attended Park Elementary, Dean Morgan and NCHS, Class of 1965. As a graduate of the University of Wyoming (B.S. Agriculture Economics, 1972), he was named “Outstanding Alum” in 1994. He was the first president of Leadership, Education and Development (L.E.A.D) Class One in Wyoming and was also a Fellow in the Atlantic-Pacific Businessman’s Exchange, International Business. This gave him the opportunity to travel abroad and participate in agriculture in many different countries.

In 1973 Bob and Nancy Swanton were married and moved to Sublette County, Wyoming where Bob managed the Jewett Land and Livestock Company/Kidd Ranches. He served on the Green River Valley Cattlemen’s Association Executive Board and the Green River Valley Utility Consumer’s Board. During their years in Sublette County Bob and Nancy welcomed two daughters, Surrey and Sarah, born in Jackson.

In 1985, the family moved back to Casper. Bob became involved with the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture Dean’s Advisory Council and since 1988 has been a delegate to the Council of Agriculture Research, Extension and Teaching (CARET) for 34 years. During this time Bob was Chair of Western Region CARET and national CARET Chair in 1993 and 1994. His CARET involvement allowed him to take many trips to Washington D.C. and other states learning and supporting agriculture. He was a delegate and board member from Wyoming to the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC) and the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (A.P.L.U).

Bob also continued ranching in the Casper area working with the Cole Creek Sheep Company who were long- time friends and Wyoming pioneering families. During his time working with Cole Creek he enjoyed his friendships with coworkers sharing his knowledge and stories of ranching.

Growing up Bob enjoyed skiing on Casper Mountain and in high school he was on the Junior National team, driving by himself to many out of town ski races. He was also on the US Ski Team, the UW Ski team winning the 1968 NCAA Championship. Bob was inducted into the UW Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2007.

Wanting to give back to the Casper ski community Bob was a volunteer coach with the Casper Mountain Racers Alpine Ski team from 1985-2020. Over the years he shared his passion for Hogadon and skiing with many families. With his pockets full of peppermints, he taught kids to ski/race, shared memories, history and laughs with witty jokes and life lessons. Bob enjoyed sharing the history of skiing and with a group of dedicated skiers, he helped collect the history of skiing on Casper Mountain. The book has just been released, “Casper Mountain Ski History, A Community of Skiers” by Rebecca Weaver Hunt, PhD.
Bob was a founding member of the Friends of Hogadon and a strong supporter of the new lodge and improvements to Hogadon. He was also member of the Elks and Shiners clubs.

With his love to visit Bob shared countless family and Wyoming history stories. Now we wonder who can carry on these memories and help us all remember. He always had a witty comment or joke to make people laugh.

Bob is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nancy; daughter, Surrey (Robert Reilly) in Casper; and daughter, Sarah (Emil Raubach) in Lafayette CO; three grandsons, Austin Reilly(Rachel), Ethan Reilly and Axel Raubach; a great-granddaughter, Kimber; sister, Barbara Carpenter; brother, Bill Kidd; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents and his brother, Tom Kidd.

Services for Bob will be an inurnment held at the Highland Cemetery on June 24, 2022 at 2 pm.

A celebration of life will be held on June 26, 2022 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm atop Casper Mountain at the Hogadon Lodge. We all know Bob loved to share stories so please round up your stories and memories and come join us.

Donations may be made to Friends of Hogadon, PO Box 2348 Casper, WY 82602 or UW Foundation College of Agriculture 222 S 22 St Laramie, WY 82070.

Arrangements are under the direction of Newcomer Casper Chapel.

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Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Inurnment:
Friday, June 24, 2022 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Celebration of Life:
Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 2:00pm
Hogadon Basin Ski Lodge, 2500 W. Hogadon Road, Casper, Wyoming
Interment:
Highland Cemetery

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