Robert Lee ‘Bob’ Autry
Our loving father, grandfather and friend, Robert Lee Autry “Bob,” passed away Jan. 13, 2014. He was born Aug. 20, 1931 to Mary Arline and Robert Lee Autry of Tujunga.
Bob and his son moved to Tooele, Utah to build a Horseback Riding School. He loved the valley and stayed to be close to family. He was currently employed as a Truck Driver (Truck Boss) for Palmer Trucking and Adobe Rock. He loved his job.
Bob was a very generous man that knew how to live life to its fullest. He was an inspiration to so many people. He loved riding horses, working at Reds Meadow Pack Station where he took campers and hikers by horse and mules deep into the Sierra mountains. He loved snow skiing, golfing, water skiing and most of all spending time with family and friends. Bob taught at Reno High School, competed in rodeos, was a Ski School director and professional ski instructor of America (P.S.I.A), taught at Alta Ski resort, Park West and China Peak. He worked as the director of the Video Department at Mammoth Ski Resort, producing many Ski Industry changing videos for the U.S. Ski Team, P.S.I.A., ESPN, National Ski Patrol Assoc., Warren Miller Films, Entertainment Tonight and many more. He helped design and build ski resorts such as Park City West, China Peak, and the Development of Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort. He coached the Mammoth Ski Team alongside of founder Dave McCoy. He proudly served in the Korean War.
Bob is survived by his friend, Mary Lee Brighton; son, Daniel Lee Autry (Carol Autry); his granddaughters, Sierra Nicole Meyer and Alexis Lee Autry; his sister, Gloria Shaft; and niece, Carol Eller (Jon); nephew, Donald Redmon Jr. (Teresa); and his dog, Maggie.
Bob had many friends and family that will miss him dearly. We love you and miss you.