Robert ‘Bob’ F. Garland ’52 of Douglas, Wyo., died May 6, 2011. Bob was born in 1926 in Tulsa, Okla., and grew up in Oklahoma and Texas. He graduated from the Texas Military Institute in 1944 and was preparing for deployment with the Navy when the war ended. At Mines, while earning a professional degree in geological engineering, he played football for the school and was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Bob started his career in Houston, followed by stints in Mexico and Italy. Eventually his career led him to Casper, Wyo., where he worked for Seaboard Oil before becoming an independent consultant. In 1961, he moved his family to Bloomington, and in 1976 they returned to Casper so Bob could return to the oil industry. They lived there until 1988, when they moved to the 6G Ranch in Douglas. He loved geology, history, art, music and photography, and became an accomplished landscape painter. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Georgia; sons Robert, Scott and Jeff; daughter Kristen Slyman; and eight grandchildren.