Robert Zim Dalbey slipped away peacefully at home on September 4, 2017 in Ridgecrest, CA. He was born on March 4, 1956 in Henderson, Nevada to Allan and Roberta Jean Dalbey. Bob was preceded in death by his father Allan and his brother Michael. He is survived by his mother Roberta, sister Mischelle Smith, wife Teri, and sons Ryan and Derek of Reno, NV. He will be deeply missed.
No services are planned. If Bob touched your life in some meaningful way, the family asks that memorial contributions be sent to the Special Olympics, a favorite program of Bob’s. The family wishes to sincerely thank Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Hospice for all their wonderful care and support.
“To those that have loved me and that I have loved, thank you for sharing my journey with me and making it so rich that my life was full.
To those that we have called each other friends, thank you for being there with and for me. You brought humor, sarcasm, and a love of irony that brought laughter to my life.
To those that have worked with me and supported me thank you for: being my sounding board, tolerating my sense of humor and practical jokes, and embracing my rants when venting was the only pressure relief valve left. You brought depth to help me be who I was and growth to help me become who I wanted to be.
The challenges and sorrows throughout my life were always diminished by the joy you all gave me and I am truly grateful to have had all of you in my life, thank you.”
“I have lived an incredible life.” Bob Dalbey, May 30, 2017.