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Robert Ross Trowbridge

March 27, 1936 — August 20, 2023

Providence, UT

Robert Ross (Bob) Trowbridge of Providence passed away peacefully with his family by his side on August 20, 2023. He had fought a valiant fight with Parkinson's disease. 

He was born March 27, 1936, in Idaho Falls Idaho to Jay & Esther (Hokinsan) Trowbridge. He grew up on the family farm in St Leon Idaho. After graduating from Bonneville High School in 1954 he enlisted in the Army and was sent to a large military hospital in France. He served as a hospital medical and public relations photographer. Upon returning home he attended USU and married Gail Wilkins in 1957. His love and experience with photography lead to a position as the first full-time photographer for the Herald Journal. He went on to be a dispatcher for the Cache County Sheriff’s department.

Bob & Gail loved the outdoors. They camped, hiked, canoed, and went fly fishing, passing their passion for nature to their children. Bob loved to fish using the flies he tied himself and became a Master Fly Tyer. He helped so many others by teaching them to tie flies in the Logan adult education program for 30 years. He attended fishing conclaves in seven states & Canada where he was often showcased as an expert fly tyer. In 2007 the Stonefly Society and Cache Anglers developed the Bob Trowbridge Award as the major award for the Wasatch Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Expo as a reflection of the high esteem that Bob Trowbridge was held by his peers. He was also inducted into the Utah Fly Fishing Hall of Fame in 2018. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Vincent and his wife Rose, his sister Carol and her husband Leo Romer.

He is survived by his wife Gail (Wilkins) Trowbridge; children, Ruth & Alan Riches, Anne & Roger Wood, and Ross & Marla Trowbridge; seven grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

A funeral will be held on Friday, August 25, 2023 at 11:00 am at White Pine Funeral Services, 753 S 100 E Logan. Viewings will be held at White Pine on Thursday, August 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and Friday, August 25 from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Interment at Providence Cemetery.

Those who would like to attend the funeral virtually may use the following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87477526551

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