Robert Biddle

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Robert Biddle
Robert Biddle

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Residing In: Billings, MT USA
Spouse/Partner: Leanne, passed away on April 27, 2022
Occupation: Retired
Children: Katherine, born 11/01/1986, married to Louie Hernandez; works for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter More…Day Saints, Nauvoo Temple Grounds Custodian.
John Robert, born 05/09/1991, married to Alyssa Grant, owner/videographer at Biddle Branding; children: Ember (born 12/25/2015), Ellyse (born 08/21/2016), Ellowyn (born 10/11/2018)
Military Service: US Army and USPHS  
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After High School I attended the University of Utah for one year. Then I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in the Southwest Indian Mission (SWIM), Navajo speaking. I then returned to the U and completed a BS in Civil/Structural Engineering. I also completed Army ROTC and was commissioned as a 2LT in the Army.

I stayed in Salt Lake City and worked, while serving in the Army Reserve and Utah Army National Guard. I met my lovely wife, Leanne Orme, at an institute dance at the University of Utah. We married in the Salt Lake temple on June 29, 1979. We stayed in Salt Lake City until we went to Germany in the Army, from May 1985 to May 1988, where I participated in a special program for National Guard Officers. Our precious daughter, Katherine, was born in Stuttgart, Germany on November 1, 1986.

After Germany, we moved to Seattle, WA temporarily, while looking for work. I found a job with the Indian Health Service (IHS) on the Navajo Indian Reservation at Chinle, AZ. From there, we moved to Gallup, NM, where our wonderful son John Robert was born on May 9, 1991; next Rancho Bernardo, CA; then to Chubbuck, ID. While at Chubbuck, I completed a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Idaho State University in Pocatello. Finally we moved to Billings, MT, where we have stayed. I retired from the IHS in March of 2015 and worked part time for IHS until March, 2021.

My wife hails from Brigham Young University which makes for interesting banter sometimes, since I went to the "Gentile" school.

We have enjoyed the blessings of our two wonderful and talented children. Both of them served missions for the Church of Jesus Christ. Kathy served in the Dallas, Texas Mission; and John served in the Mesa, Arizona Mission (Spanish speaking). Kathy married in April, 2011, and John married in May, 2014.

To this day my daily routine is to wake up and study Navajo diligently reading the Bible and the Book of Mormon in Navajo.

My hobbies include postal chess (I normally have 40-50 games in play at any one time), stamp collecting, guns, and the life pursuit of the Navajo language.

Our daughter Katherine recently obtained her second degree, a BS in Horticulture.

Sadly, my loving wife, Leanne, passed away on April 27, 2022. I will miss her very much. But i look forward to seeing her again at the end of my life, when we will be together again.

School Story:

I can't remember much to tell here. I don't think I really got involved in anything other than the Chess Club. I think my high school picture is horrible.

I was pretty introverted looking back. I wish I would have been more outgoing and got involved in more things. I excelled in the Spanish and German languages, and was the "Outstanding 2nd Year German Student." I wanted to serve a foreign mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and thought I had covered my bases as far as languages were concerned, but I ended up learning a third language, Navajo. Believe me, it is the hardest of all. It was used as code in War War II because unless you know Navajo, there is no way to break it. Navajo is very, very, very difficult and complicated. But I love it,

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I have countless loving memories of my precious wife, two beautiful children and their spouses, and three darling granddaughters. I am truly blessed.

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Sadly, my lovely wife, Leanne, passed away on April 27, 2022. I will miss her very, very much.

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