Robert Lee Slade June 12, 1937 – June 12, 2022

Celebration of Life


July 23, 2022

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Robert Lee Slade.

Robert Lee Slade completed his goal of living to his 85th birthday.

Born June 12, 1937, he passed June 12. It's between the dash that makes the difference.

Bob was a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was an awesome friend, Air Force veteran, Los Angeles County Airport manager retiree, Kern County Sheriff reserve deputy retiree and Desert Search and Rescue member.

Bob loved life. He was a founding director of Rosamond Exotic Feline Breeding Compound, Edward's Air Force Civilian Military Support Group and Antelope Valley Republican Assembly. Bob was Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Rotary president and honorary Rosamond mayor.

Born in Wisconsin, he moved his family to Southern California. He never let grass grow under his feet. Bob was an avid pilot and traveler. He finally rooted in Rosamond where he met his soulmate Michele Gallagher Behrens. In 2007, they married and attended Hope Chapel, Quartz Hill. Bob was active in food ministry. He loved his Sunday morning coffee and donuts with many elder buddies, solving the world's problems.

Celebration of Life was held June 28 in Quartz Hill. Donations in Bob's honor to Civ-Mil, Desert Search and Rescue or EFBC.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife Michele, son Mark and daughter Denise (Jack) and favorite mother-in-law Patty Gardner. Loved by bonus kids Traci and Travis, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many friends. One can say, "We never lost Bob because we know where he went. Heaven is a better place with new angel Robert Slade."


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