Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

January 16, 2014
Robert Autry

Obit Robert AutryOur loving father, grandfather and friend Robert Lee Autry (Bob) passed away Jan. 13, 2014. He was born Aug. 20, 1931 to Mary Arline and Robert Lee Autry of Tujunga, Calif. Bob and his son came to Tooele to build a Horseback Riding School. He loved the valley and stayed to be close to family. He was currently Employed as a Truck Driver (Truck Boss) for Palmer Trucking and Adobe Rock. He loved his job. Bob was a very generous man that knew how to live life to its fullest. He was an inspiration to so many people. He loved riding horses, working at Reds Meadow Pack Station where he took campers and hikers by Horse and Mules deep into the Sierra Mountains. He loved snow skiing, golfing, water skiing and most of all spending time with family and friends. Bob taught at Reno High School, competed in rodeos, was a Ski School Director and Professional Ski Instructor of America (P.S.I.A), taught at Alta Ski resort, Park West and China Peak. He worked as the Director of The Video Department at Mammoth Ski Resort, producing many Ski Industry changing videos for the U.S. Ski Team, P.S.I.A, ESPN, National Ski Patrol Assoc., Warren Miller Films, Entertainment Tonight, and many more. He helped design and build ski resorts such as Park City West, China Peak and the Development of Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort. He coached the Mammoth Ski Team along side of Founder Dave McCoy. He proudly served in the Korean War. Bob is survived by his friend Mary Lee Brighton, son Daniel Lee Autry (Carol Autry), his granddaughters Sierra Nicole Meyer, Alexis Lee Autry, his sister Gloria Shaft and Niece Carol Eller (John), Nnphew Donald Redmon Jr. (Taresa) and his dog Maggie. Bob had many friends and family that will miss him dearly. Visitation services will be held at Tate Mortuary on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. followed by a graveside service at the Tooele City Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. We love you and miss you Dad.

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