Robert “Skip” Halbert, 79, of Gillette, WY joined his Heavenly Father Sunday January 29, 2023, after a courageous battle. He was surrounded by his family as he entered the gates of heaven.
Skip was born February 4, 1943 in Thermopolis, WY to Charles and Clara Halbert. He was the youngest and joined his brothers, Kenneth and Darrell. Skip grew up with his family in the small mining town of Gebo, WY. He attended schools in Hot Springs County until he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1960. He was stationed on the USS Platte and had many adventures throughout Asia. After he was honorably discharged, he returned to Thermopolis. It was here that he met his soul mate, and the love of his life, Linda Palmer. They were married September 24, 1965.
Skip and Linda lived for several years in Lander, WY. It was here in 1970, that their daughter Marsha was born. In 1972, their daughter Brenda was born. Skip worked at U.S Steel as a Master Electrician until 1976, when the family moved to Gillette, WY. In 1981, their daughter Teresa was born. Skip worked at several mines and retired from Caballo Mine. In his retirement he drove bus for Powder River Transportation. He greatly enjoyed driving bus for the people he took to work, and also the charter trips that he drove.
Skip was a man who loved God and was a testament of faith. He was a member of Family Life Church in Gillette. His faith and beliefs were a pillar of strength for his family, and all who knew him. Though he wasn’t a big man, he was fierce. His presence was noticeable wherever he went.
On April 3, 2009, the family welcomed Aryanna Marie Gearhart. Aryanna “Audra” was the light of his life. He greatly loved his Granddaughter. His eyes would light up when he looked at her, and the smile that she brought to his face was visible to all.
Skip is survived by the love of his life, Linda; his daughters Marsha (Richard) Rose of Gillette, Brenda (Brian) Landt of Chandler, AZ and Teresa Halbert of Gillette; Granddaughter Aryanna “Audra” Gearhart of Gillette, two step Grandchildren, three sister in-laws, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and lifelong friends.
A celebration of life and luncheon will be announced in a few weeks.