Robert F. “Bob” Garfoot

Robert F. “Bob” Garfoot

July 9, 1931 – August 7, 2020


Bob is survived by his wife, Ginny Garfoot; children: Judy Garfoot Wiberg (Steve), and Roger Garfoot (Coree); granddaughters: Ellen, Libby and Emma Garfoot; and stepsons, Steve Gray and Andy Gray.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Merle Garfoot, as well as his sister, Ardis Spracklen (Marvin).

Bob grew up primarily in western Nebraska.  He graduated from Chadron Prep High School, where he was very active in sports.  He played football, basketball and ran track.  He enjoyed Boy Scouting, where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

Bob graduated from the University of Wyoming with a BS in Engineering in 1953.  He was a member Sigma Chi fraternity and Army ROTC.  Upon graduation, Bob entered the Army as a commissioned officer, where he served in Frobisher Bay, on Baffin Island.  He completed his army service as a First Lieutenant.

Following the Army, Bob worked for Stanley Engineering in Muscatine, IA.  During that time, he earned his Masters of Engineering from University of Iowa and became a Professional Engineer.  Bob worked 25 years at Northern Natural Gas Company, in a variety of management positions, primarily in the Liquid Fuels Division.

After retiring, Bob enjoyed many happy days playing golf.  He was also an avid Nebraska Husker fan and a member of Dundee Presbyterian Church.

A Private Graveside Memorial Service is planned at Omaha National Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to: University of Wyoming Sigma Chi Fraternity, Dundee Presbyterian Church, or Boy Scouts of America.



  • Gil and Nancy Hill Posted August 18, 2020 7:32 am

    Ginny, we are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences. God Bless!

  • Dennis Brune Posted August 21, 2020 12:10 pm

    A geat friend and will be missed

  • Mary Jane Cartmill Posted August 21, 2020 3:18 pm

    Very sorry to hear about your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. (Am not at Mockingbird anymore, retired and go to Montclair. Would love to see you in class with me)

  • Jack Steiner Posted August 24, 2020 9:29 am

    Ginny, Mary and I were sorry to read of Bob’s passing. He was one of the finest people I ever worked with. Bob was always a model of calm and consistent leadership. You and Bob were a great team. Our condolences as you and yours deal with your loss.

  • John Keiser Posted February 14, 2021 11:16 am

    It has just come to my attention that Bob passed away last year. I worked with Bob in the Liquid Fuels Group in the early and mid 1980’s. Jack Steiner, with whom I worked with as well during the same time frame, expressed his thoughts very well. Bob was a very calm and personable person to work for. I didn’t think of Bob so much as a supervisor but a trusted co-worker who valued my opinion, contributions and work ethic. I have fond memories of working with Bob and other friends during that period of my career at NNG/Enron. My condolences to his family and friends.

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