OBITUARY

Robert Scott Francis

May 25, 1955July 29, 2018

Robert (Rob) Scott Francis finished his fight with cancer on July 29, 2018. He was born in Rock Springs, Wyoming to Dorothy Mae (Asiala) Francis and Robert (Bob) Kenneth Francis on May 25, 1955. He joined his sisters Barbara and Becky.

Rob and his family moved to Alliance, Nebraska in August 1961 and he graduated from Alliance High School in 1973. Following graduation, he attended the National College of Business in Rapid City, South Dakota and was later employed with Burlington Northern Railroad. After briefly living in Murfreesboro, TN, he returned to the Alliance area and worked on the Mule Shoe Bar and JHL ranches in the Sandhills where he discovered his love for the Sandhills. At the time of his death he worked at Westco, delivering fuel and propane.

Rob married Teri Wallesen on January 17, 1997 in Bridgeport, Nebraska. Their daughter Mary Danielle (Dani) joined her sisters Chabree, Brett, and Kayla Batt.

Rob had a lifelong love for the outdoors and animals. He trained hunting dogs, mostly Labrador retrievers for hunting waterfowl and upland birds. He spent most fall months hunting geese on the waters of Nebraska. His passion of dog training, hunting, fishing has been passed onto family and youth, especially Dani.

He is survived by his wife Teri, daughter Dani, step-children and their children Chabree (Travis) Ohms, Noah, Ryker and Addison; Brett (Sam) McCue, Ashlynn, Harper, Kordelle and Everly; Kayla (Joel) Jacox. Sister Barb (Jerry) Bowen and their family, Shonda Davenport, Tracy (Wayne) Taylor, Brandy (Josh) Aaron; Sister Becky (Rick) Herian and their family, Holly (Jim) Fitzpatrick, Mandy (Todd) Spohn, Jeff (Chelsie) Herian.

Funeral services will be Friday, August 3, at 2:00 pm at the United Methodist Church in Alliance, with Pastor Jonathan Seng officiating. Bridgeport Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Inurnment will be at a later date.

Memorials may be designated and sent to Hospice at 3701 Avenue D, Suite 2204 Scottsbluff 69361 or to the family to be designated at a later date. Condolences may be left at www.bridgeportmemorialchapel.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, August 3, 2018
REMEMBERING

Robert Scott Francis

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Doug Weimer

August 3, 2018

Thinking of you and your family. I worked with Rob at Westco. He is kind of guy who came up to talk and always put smile on your face! He will be forever missed by many!
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Alan Van Tilburg

July 31, 2018

I became acquainted with Rob six years ago when I started pheasant hunting with him and Ryan Reiber. Rob taught me a ton about pheasant hunting and never a dull moment in the field with him. Rob was a good man, salt of the earth kinda guy! Love you buddy and will miss you dearly! Dani and family, praying for your peace and very happy to know he is no longer suffering and in heaven!

Janet Schommer

July 31, 2018

Rob has been a good friend for 35 years. I could always count on him to be brutally honest with me, which is why I turned to him when I needed a friend the most. You will be missed greatly. May your memories sustain you, Dani, Teri, Becky and all that loved him.

Cathe McCaffrey

July 31, 2018

We will always love Rob dearly. I feel blessed to have known him. He had such a kind, loving, and positive outlook on life. He always made me laugh. We felt so fortunate that he volunteered to train our black lab, Carl, that we rescued who was very naughty. He spent two months training him and he became civilized! My prayers to your family for God's loving arms to hold you and comfort you with your precious and special memories of this wonderful man. We love you, Rob.

FROM THE FAMILY