OBITUARY

Robert Hoefler Kjar Colonel, USAF (Ret)

June 29, 1935August 3, 2018

Robert H. Kjar was born June 29, 1935 in Preston, Idaho, the son of Junno and Mary Kjar.

He graduated from Utah State University, received his Masters Degree from the University of North Dakota and was a distinguished graduate of the U. S. Naval War College. He served in the Vietnam War and Cold War. His military career with the United States Air Force involved various positions as a Missile Combat Crew Commander, Squadron Commander, Personnel Data Systems Director and computer Analyst. He achieved the rank of Colonel in only 18 years and retired some years later.

After retirement he went into the nuclear power production business and returned to his home state. He returned to Texas to start his own business. His business career involved the design and development of Veterinary Practice Management Systems, Pet Store and Retail Management Systems. He was active in the Air Force Association serving as President of the Houston Area Chapter, Vice President of the Texas Air Force Association for southeast Texas and in cyber warfare activities to protect America. He worked closely with the University of Houston Air Force ROTC detachment, the 147th Reconnaissance Wing at Ellington Field and the Johnson Space Center to further the aims of air and aerospace power as a means of defense against enemies of our country.

He is survived by two sisters, Colleen Durrant and Judy Cazier in Utah and five children, Robert Michael, Thomas Lyle, David Bruce, Mary D. Perry and Andrew Jason all of San Antonio, Texas. He had nineteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Mary Evelyn Jones Kjar.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by two sisters, Colleen Durrant and Judy Cazier in Utah and five children, Robert Michael, Thomas Lyle, David Bruce, Mary D. Perry and Andrew Jason all of San Antonio, Texas. He had nineteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Mary Evelyn Jones Kjar.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Thomas L. Kjar, Honorary
  • David B. Kjar, Honorary
  • Andrew J. Kjar, Honorary
  • Dow Hickam III, Honorary
  • Louis O. Ruiz, Jr., Honorary
  • Timothy Toombs, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, August 15, 2018
REMEMBERING

Robert Hoefler Kjar Colonel, USAF (Ret)

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Richar Billings

September 13, 2018

A good friend for many years.

I had tried to phone Bob several times this past 6 weeks finally getting a disconnect message.

I will miss talking with him.

R. E. Billings

FROM THE FAMILY