Robert Henry Corbin passed away peacefully in Cheyenne on Sept. 14, 2018, at the age of 90.
Born on May 30, 1928, in Greybull, Bob lived through the Great Depression, and as a young boy plowed behind a horse and churned butter in a barrel (the latter being a chore he considered rather unmanly). He joined the Army as soon as he was old enough. Just missing World War II, he was stationed in Korea.
After being honorably discharged, he attended the University of Wyoming and then worked in refineries in New Orleans and Billings. The Cody Post Office became his career, however, and he even served as Postmaster for a time.
It was while working at the Post Office that he met Juletta Northrup. Not only was she pretty, but she could bait a hook and gut a fish! They married on May 27, 1965, and over the next many years dropped lines in countless streams throughout the Beartooths.
Bob grew a giant garden, coaxing so much from it that he filled his freezer each summer and then proudly donated the surplus vegetables. He was his daughter Kathy’s favorite tennis and study partner; he was his son Andy’s nemesis at target shooting — sharp-shooting was a skill from Bob’s Army days. He practiced his banjo for decades and became quite accomplished, although he never felt comfortable performing for anyone but his favorite cat, Bat. After he retired, he built beautiful, incredibly-detailed HO scale Old West buildings for his train set, and looked forward to each winter spent in the warmth of south Texas.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, David Henry (Doc) and Myrtle Corbin; and sister Doris Johnson.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Juletta; and children Kathy and Tim Evans and Andy and Amy Corbin. He is also survived by the delights of his life, his grandchildren, Danny and Benjamin Evans and Alex and Alisha Corbin; and by brother-in-law Keith Johnson, sister-in-law Mary Ann Northrup: and several nieces and nephews.
Bob is now fishing a stream that cannot be fished out, but he is very deeply missed by us. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Juletta Corbin, 1406 Prairie Ave, Apt. 29, Cheyenne, WY 82009.
A graveside service will be held at Riverside Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, with reception following at the Cody Church of Christ.