Robert Wilson Dustin

July 18, 1960 ~ October 22, 2021 (age 61)


Robert Wilson Dustin was born in San Jose, CA on July 18th, 1960. He moved around a little when he was young during the time his father, Arnell Hansen Dustin worked for the U.S. Government. They settled in Pocatello when his father began employment at the INEL site. This was to be the permanent dwelling area for the family, and Bob would hail from Pocatello and know this area affectionately as home. He studied at Irving Jr. high, matriculated to Pocatello High School class of 1978. He was a boy scout and loved being outdoors. His love of the outdoors would continue to be a passion all through his life, and he was most happy when out in the wilderness, fishing, or as he was fond of doing in his earlier life, hunting the mule deer of Southern Idaho.
He loved spending time with his brother (Mike Dustin) and his friends. They knew Bob as an avid outdoorsman who would push the limits in search of adventure. All who knew him were no doubt keen to feel his enthusiasm for life. Bob's greatest strength was an outward willingness to accommodate those around him, and he was well liked by those who called him a friend. He would often surprise those he loved with unexpected gifts, he wanted those around him to be happy. He was married in December of 1982 to Linda Bradshaw. Robert (Bob) Dustin became a father in April of 1984 to a girl (Patricia Dustin). He welcomed his second daughter into the world in February 0f 1988 (Melissa Dustin). They would continue to be his world, and the objects of his greatest love until the very end.
He loved his family & animals very much. One may even say Bob's pets were inseparable members of his family, and his charitable nature could be observed in his acts of kindness to his furry companions, whom he lavished with treats. They were close to his heart.
Bob's congenial nature made him a natural salesman, as this was to be his lifelong occupation. Bob thrived in the thrill of life as a road warrior who made certain the customers he served knew his devotion to them was 24/7. His bond was to "under promise, and over deliver."
He fought and survived colon cancer (stage 3), a massive heart attack and losingel cancer in more recent years. Bob was known to have considerable resilience in the face of a health crisis. It would be likely to see him continuing on in good spirits, taking no pause to slow his life's pursuit of happiness.
Bob ran the race, and charged on as long as he was able, but at the time of his passing, a peaceful rest came over him, and he quietly went into the hereafter. He was loved, and will be missed every day by the family and friends who survived him. His memory now lives on in the hearts of all he touched along the way.
There will be a celebration of life memorial service in Pocatello, ID. This summer in the month of July. If you would like to attend his celebration please contact Patricia via email at: for further details.
Our family would like to thank the staff at Portneuf Medical Center for taking such amazing care of him during his last days with us. We would also like to thank his caregivers Miranda and Candice for your tenderness and all who have reached out with their kind words, and prayer, it means so much to us.

Robert Wilson Dustin: July 18, 1960 - October 22, 2021
He will forever be missed.

The Dustin Family

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