Robert Edward Tupa

June 18, 1925October 13, 2013

Robert Edward Tupa was born on June 18, 1925 and passed away on October 13, 2013 in Carson City, NV and is under the care of FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home.

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Dana Basney

October 19, 2014

in the early 70's I got to know Bob from being his son's teacher. Bob had a real jest for life and a a sense of humor that brought joy to all that knew him. He was truly one of a kind.

Coleen Davis Walters

October 21, 2013

I would like to add my name and family to all of those those who grew up in Vista and who still carry many fond memories of Bob, the burros and Hee Haw Valley. I can remember that my parents wondered how he would be able to make a living with this "crazy idea", but he certainly proved them wrong. My children enjoyed visiting there every time we returned to Vista for a visit. Please know that Bob influenced, for the good, so many, many lives. May you all remember the good times and the love you shared.

Coleen Davis Walters

TJ Ingram

October 19, 2013

With deepest sympathy to the Tupa family during your time of grief...God is for you a refuge and strength, a help that is there to be found during difficult times. You can find solace in the fact that our Heavenly Father knows what you are going through. He is "greater than our heart ,and knows all things." (1John 3:20) Continue to rely on him for strength during this difficult time. May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
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Gayle (Hamilton) Fleeup

October 18, 2013

To the Tupa family ~ I grew up in Vista and I have such wonderful memories of taking my kids to Bob's Burro Farms in the early 60's. They loved going there.
I'm sorry for your loss.

Toby and Pat Flanagan

October 18, 2013

Mention Bob's Burro Farm to old time Vistans and you'll hear: remember when...? What happy memories we have. It was where we took our children on weekend afternoons, a family affair not only for us but for the Tupa's as well. Bob was kind and gentle with our children, a man we have not forgotten. May he rest peacefully in the arms of his savior and may his family continue to be blessed.

Molly McCormick

October 17, 2013

To the Tupa family - my prayers and condolences go out to you all. I hope you can take comfort in the many many memories your dad made for north county san diego. Bob Tupa was the first REAL cowboy I ever met. His gentleness with children was amazing. He gave the gift and joy of animals to so many of us. What a guy and what a family!!

Kathy Carey

October 17, 2013

Rest in peace Bob. To the Tupa family just know that your dad touched many of us. My brother and sister and I remember Bob's Burro Farm with such fond memories, it was a routine weekend family outing. You did bring joy to many. We still drive by with happy thoughts.

Deanne Kinney

October 17, 2013

So sorry for your loss, we grew up in Vista, Ca, brought my children to Bob's Hee Haw Valley in the early 60's and they had so much fun riding the small burro's and sm. horses. Thank you, moved in 1968 to southern Missouri and have lived here since then. Deanne Howe Kinney

October 16, 2013

So sorry to hear about Bob ww will be thinking of you at the old timers luncheon tomorrow. We will remember the both of you always.

Love Charles and Thelma and the Poorman family.

Lauri Cunningham-Ray

October 16, 2013

To the Tupa Family~ may you always enjoy the many great memories of Bob, Dad, Grandpa as he gave all us old time Vistatonians great memories at Hee Haw Valley & Burro Farm. Lauri Cunningham-Ray