Robert "Bob" Linton, 74, a resident of Park City, Utah, from 1977 to 2005, passed away at his home in Sedona, Ariz., on May 9, 2006 following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born to Virginia and Virgil Linton in Colton, Calif. on Jan. 11, 1932.
Bob was married to the love of his life, Noreene, for 54 years and had two children, Judy Hamlet and David Linton.
Bob and Noreene had an exciting life, traveling the world as a result of Bob’s career as a vice president with General Electric. During their 34 years overseas they lived in Japan, Italy, Spain, France, Holland, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, China and Israel. Bob enjoyed taking on new challenges and was always ready to move to a different country if GE needed him.
After retiring in 1993 to Park City, Utah, Bob continued to travel with his family. One of his most memorable adventures was climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro at the age of 69 with his son. During his retirement he also sailed from Tahiti to Hawaii in 19 days, went sailing in the Caribbean with his guy friends, traveled the jungles of Guatemala, volunteered to work at a hospital in Africa (where he ended up fixing trucks and digging a well), and explored jungle tribes in Ethiopia.
During his time in Park City he loved to ski and couldn’t wait until he turned 70 at which time Park City gave him a free ski pass for the season. One of the pleasures of living on the Park City Golf Course for both Bob and Noreene was seeing all their friends pass by the front of their house while golfing. It was a difficult decision to move from Park City to Sedona in 2005, but after Bob developed Parkinson’s, he had a hard time skiing.
Bob served honorably in the Coast Guard from 1952-54, then went on to graduate in mechanical engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1957.
Bob is survived by his wife, Noreene; his daughter Judy Hamlet, Tucson, Ariz.; his son David Linton, San Diego, Calif.; his four grandchildren, Joseph, Linda, Jennifer and Jackson, Tucson; his sister and brother-in-law, Geri and Chuck Powell, Bloomington, Calif.
His memorial was at The Church of the Red Rocks in Sedona on Saturday, May 13. There was a great gathering of friends from Park City, Henderson, Nev., Buckeye, Ariz., and family.
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