Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Dr. Robert Whiting

Dr. Robert Whiting

Dr. Robert Whiting of Hardin passed away at his home on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. He was born in Houston, Tex., on Nov. 30, 1931, to Mae and Richard Whiting. He graduated from Rice University and was accepted to Baylor Medical School. He met the love of his life, Marlene Nelson RN, at Yellowstone Park Hospital where they worked together. They were married on June 12, 1957. 
 
They moved to Hardin in 1961 and raised three children: Lois, Marc and Craig. Dr. Whiting built and started the first Hardin Clinic next to the hospital. He was very community-minded; he coached softball, served on the museum board and several health boards, directed Talent Show fundraisers and sang with the Hometown Sound. He also played saxophone in the Billings Community Band and the Dixielanders Band.
 
Dr. Whiting practiced medicine at the Big Horn County Hospital and the Hardin Clinic; he saved many lives and helped bring many more lives into this world. He wrote a book titled From the Bedside to the HMO: A Doctors Journey. He was a member of the First American Lutheran Church.
 
He is survived by his wife Marlene Whiting; children Lois Myers (Donny), Marc Whiting and Craig Whiting (Michelle); grandchildren Chad Kays, Melissa Brewington (Travis), Rebecca Kays (Robert), Colin, Caleb, Colton and Maddison Whiting; and great-grandchildren Caitlyn, Aliyah, Serenah and Laila. 
 
His grandchildren wanted to say that he was an all-encompassing pillar of their lives. Bob told his family many times that he had a great life and loved his hometown of Hardin.
 
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Dr. Robert Whiting’s life and an inurnment will take place at a later date. Bullis Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements.
 
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