Robert (Rogie) Tyson

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By The Staff

TYSON – Robert (Rogie) Tyson, 87, of Albuquerque, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, in Albuquerque at home, with his wife at his side. He was born March 24, 1920, in Wolf Point, Mont., the son of Harry and Anna Tyson. He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Mary; his son Bill and his wife, Nancy of Farmington, N.M.; their four sons: Brian and wife Christa of Pittsford, N.Y.; Kyle and wife Beth of Farmington, N.M.; Dennis and wife Michelle of Las Vegas, Nev.; and Zachary and wife Nicole of Grand Prairie, Texas; and three great-grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his three brothers: Harry Jr., Daniel and Wilmer; and sister, WilliesAnna.

He married his wife Mary Oct. 15, 1942, in Pasadena, Calif. He was a graduate of Pasadena Junior College and became a tool and die-maker. As a youth he was a member of the Pasadena Boys Choir. He served his country in the U.S. Navy at the MOB 8 Naval Hospital on Guadalcanal. In 1950, he moved his family to Los Alamos, N.M. They became charter members of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, where Bob sang tenor for 40 years. Bob worked for Los Alamos National Laboratory as a machinist for 38 years. They moved to Albuquerque in 1991 and became members of St. Luke Lutheran Church.A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 9100 Menaul NE, in Albuquerque. Cremation has taken place. Bob will be interred at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to French Mortuary, 10500 Menaul Blvd. NE in Albuquerque. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church of Albuquerque.