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Robert "Robbie" Geboe III

Sep 5, 2017 Paid Obituary

Robert "Robbie" Geboe III, 54, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at his residence due to natural causes. Wake services will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 3, 2017, and will continue until his funeral which will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, all at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Please visit Robbie's online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for his family at www.hollandbonine.com.

Robbie was born on August 12, 1963, in Casper, Wyoming, to Robert C. and Elsie (Belcourt) Geboe, Jr. He was raised in Fort Washakie and Rocky Boy, attending Riverside Indian Boarding School. Following graduation, Robbie worked for a time. He entered the US Army in 1988, and served until his honorable discharge in 1996, a portion of his service being in Desert Storm and in Desert Shield. He then attended Dull Knife Community College and Montana State University Northern for a short time. Robbie married Anna Big Bow in 2003, and the couple made their home in Rocky Boy. Robbie worked hard as a carpenter for the Chippewa Cree Housing Department, Rocky Boy Clinic, and as a private contractor, as well as serving on the firefighter crews for the Chippewa Cree Tribe.

Robbie enjoyed helping others, visiting friends, and fishing. He loved his family and coffee, his country music, and working with wood. Robbie was a smart, talented man who spoke both Arapahoe and Cree, wrote children's books for the Rocky Boy Schools, and was an artist, beader and an Indian Dancer. He was incredibly helpful, putting up church teepees. Robbie was a member of the Rocky Boy Veterans, and served in Operation Desert Storm.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Elsie Geboe, Jr.; his sisters, Pamela Geboe and Rhonda Geboe; his brother Thomas Parker; and his niece Alimeda Four Souls.

Robbie is survived by his wife Anna Geboe of Rocky Boy; his daughters Leah Big Bow (Paul Garcia) of Rocky Boy and Laura Dolby of Pennsylvania; his sons Brian (Katie) Big Bow and Robert Big Bow, all of Rocky Boy, and Merle (Nicole) Big Bow, Jr. of Polson; his thirteen grandchildren; his sisters Jackie Geboe of Sitka, AK, Carla Geboe of Rocky Boy, Stacey Geboe of Billings, Sheila Dewey of Vancouver, WA, and Sherry (Mike) Dewey and Caroline Dewey, all of Arapahoe, WY; his brothers, Mike Geboe and Erwin (Luanne) Littleson, all of Rocky Boy, Kermitt Corcoran of Havre, Jerry Dewey of Arapahoe, WY, and David Dewey of Riverton, WY; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other extended family and friends.

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