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Robert "Bob" Bulgin

November 22, 1929 ~ October 13, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old


Robert Bulgin, 93, of Mountain Home Bob went home to heaven on October 13.

Robert “Bob” was born in Portland Oregon in 1929 to William L. Bulgin and Henrietta “Ruth” Chamberlain Bulgin. He has one sister Jan, that he loved very much.

Bob joined the United States Air Force in 1950. In 1955 he married Eloisa “Lu” Ayala Rodriguez. They had six children, Ramona, Phillip, Merea, Robert, Anthony, and Ruben. They have numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren that they are very proud of.

Bob was a left gunner in the Korean War between 1951 and 1953 and in 1963 he was stationed at Da Nang South Vietnam. He was in charge of precision instruments lab for military aircraft. He was awarded numerous awards, citations and medals. He served his country faithfully for 21 years and his experience as a veteran were recorded by the Library of Congress. Bob was an avid shooter, hunter, and a dirt bike motorcycle rider. He spent much of his time in the mountains above Mountain Home, Idaho and at his family cabin at Fall Creek. He was an enrolled member of the Gros Ventre (Aaniiih) Tribe of Fort Belknap Montana. He treasured his native culture and he and Lu learned beading, leather work and weapons and made many authentic Native American artifacts that they sold all over the Pacific Northwest on many Reservations and in Indian Country. Bob and Lu were always willing to speak to anyone about Native history but more importantly about Jesus. Bob and Lu were people of enormous faith, who trusted God and followed Jesus Christ, their Lord and Savior.

He is preceded in death by his son, Ruben in 1964, and his wife Eloisa May 26, 2022. He and Lu, will be missed by their extensive family, many friends and by all those who knew them. Special note of gratitude to his son Phillip and daughter-in-law Gail who were personal care givers to Bob and Lu for many years; to The Cottages of Mountain Home and all their wonderful staff; to the staff of St. Luke’s Elmore and Boise; to the Palliative Care Team of St. Luke’s; Journeys Hospice Mountain Home and to the Cremation Society of Idaho.


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