ROBERT B. FORSLUND In Loving memory of Robert B. Forslund 02/27/1925 ~ 12/01/2019. 94 years old. World War II Veteran (Navy), he was a salvage diver, and most of his life up until about 80 years old, he'd still go scuba diving every chance he got. He loved his dogs; over the years he had Muttley, Sugar and Sandy and always female dogs. Rob has lived in Pahrump for 30 years. He loved to travel, camp, fish, hike, metal detect and especially loved his hobby of polishing rocks, collecting old books, and stamps or coins. He enjoyed tending to his koi fish pond and loved target shooting practice with his daughter and his grandson, Tyler. Rob loved all of his friends that he has made over the years and going to his social hangout at the Road House, daily, at 3 p.m. His step daughter, Kathy, finally got him an easy-to-use cell phone, even though it did take him some time to catch on, but he did. Rob could easily call his friends for a ride there if need be. He loved old music & playing solitaire on his computer. Rob also liked to watch an old classic movie or documentary. He made the best BBQ turkey you'd ever imagine at Thanksgivings. He loved my mom, Jean, who he called 'Jeannie' for almost 40 years. She passed away in 2008. He was lost without her, but I did my best to stay in touch by calling him every week and visiting him twice a year, since I lived in California. My nickname from him was 'Dolly'. He always told me how I made him laugh, and he loved me as his daughter; even though I'm his step-daughter. I told him every time we spoke, or I was with him, that I loved him too. Although Rob never gambled much, he finally tried recently playing keno, and he was a lucky first timer. He won a big jackpot; well, big to him. That made Rob smile. He quit drinking a few years back just because a doctor told him that he couldn't stop. Wrong thing to say to him. Rob quit. The man was stubborn. All his favorite bartenders at the Road House knew he stopped drinking his Miller Light and switched his beverage of choice to juice. Rob was a bit of a hoarder later in his years with buying lots of boxes of Nutri-Grain bars (all apple) and cans of Progresso or Campbell soups; mostly chicken noodle , which believe me, I've got plenty to donate to a food bank or homeless shelter. Rob would give the shirt off his back to a friend in need. He was definitely rough around the edges, but he had a heart full of love. R.I.P. Dad. Now it's time to reunite with Jeannie. Rob is survived by his step-daughters, Kathy Hart, of Long Beach, Calif., Barbara Hart, of Austin, Texas; daughter, Helen Forslund (Deceased); grandson's, Tyler Blyleven, of Chandler, Ariz., Kasson Marroquin, of New York City; and sister-in-law, Lynne Forslund, of Irvine, Calif.
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Published in Pahrump Valley Times on Dec. 13, 2019.