|Birth: ||May 16, 1942|
|Death: ||Apr. 1, 2002|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
College Ward, Utah - Bob Lewelling, 59 died Monday April 1 2002, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah from complications due to pneumonia.
He was born May 16, 1942 to Henry and Fay Jordan Lewelling in Dallas, Texas
He met his wife, Jackie Leeks, in Cache Calley at her first Mountain Man Rendezvous in 1980. Together for 20 years, they married in Las Vegas on Sept 30, 2000, at the Special Forces Reunion.
President Kennedy once said that The Green Beret would stand "... as a symbol of excellence, a mark of distinction, and a badge of courage..." Walter Robert Lewelling, master sergeant (retired), was the proud recipient of the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. He graduated from Special Forces training at Ft Bragg N.C., about 1961 and was active in the military for 21 years, which included three tours of duty in Vietnam, two as an A-Team medic and one in Project Omega MAC V - SOG; He also served one tour in Loas. He knew three different languages, including Vietnamese and Laotian.
He was a professor of military science for Ytah State University ROTC program. Jumping out of planes and helicopters with a hundred pound rucksack strapped to you back, day in and day out, puts stress on a body that did not show up for years. Bob had to take an early retirement due to this and alos give up activities that he loved dearly such as fishing, huting, camping, mountain climbing, running and skiing. He was a mountain man. Everyone knew "Limp Stick" Lewelling.
He received his bachelor's degree in American studies and a master's in anthropology from USU. He was a park ranger at Capitol Reef National Park for a brief time.
Bob was an active member of the National Rifle Association.
He is survived by his wife, Jackie; his mother, Fay Lewelling, of Dallas, Texas; his sister, Mary (Don) Counts; his daughter, Jennifer (Tim) Ferris; and their son, Jake of Denton, Texas. He is also survived by his daughters, Brandi (Troy) Kresie, of Logan, and Kori Hill of Reno, NV. Grandchildren, Nicki, Michael, Mariah, Dakota and Arianna. And last but not least his "special" daughter, Andrea (John) Shirts and their children, Mitchell and Bailey.
Logan City Cemetery
Created by: Gaylene Rose
Record added: Apr 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36157197