Steve Frank Dobson

Sunday, June 6, 2021
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Steve Frank Dobson was born in Glendive on July 19, 1961 to Arley (Red) and Irene (Entzel) Dobson. He was the youngest of four siblings, the baby of the bunch.

As children, we grew up running around the south side of Glendive and in the Badlands of eastern Montana, which was located ½ a block from our parent’s house. He graduated from Dawson County High School in 1979.

He was on both the football team and the swim team when he was a junior and senior in high school. The football team was Montana Class A State Champions in 1978. He played center in the championship game as a junior; they won 21-0. On the swim team, he was unbeatable in the 50 Freestyle throughout the state of Montana in his senior year.

He attended Dawson Community College in Glendive for a time and then worked in the oilfield on drilling rigs during the oil-boom of the early 1980’s, then on to Bozeman for a few more years of college where he studied several different subjects. During that time, he learned how to downhill ski at a professional level. He would say he liked it steep and deep.

In the late 1980’s he moved to South Lake Tahoe, Nev. where he worked construction along with making many friends and greatly improving his skiing abilities. He would always joke about how he was on the Governor’s ski team in the winter (unemployment). From there he moved to Carlin, Nev. and Salt Lake City, Utah. He lived in that area for several years. During that time, he rescued a Great Pyrenees (Marly) who was his greatest companion and by his side for the remainder of his life.

He moved back to the Reno-South Lake Tahoe area in 2016. He resided there until his untimely death on April 29, 2021. Steve is survived by his siblings, Elizabeth Idland and Michael (Daralyn) Dobson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was proceeded in death by his grandparents, William (Bill) and Evelyn Dobson; parents, Arley and Irene Dobson; brother, Thomas Dobson; and nephew, Cody Dobson (whom he said was the only one of his relatives that could keep up with him in the powder).

Steve was good at whatever he applied himself to. He had a heart of gold and was a kind and giving person, helping family when asked or not. He always had a smile on his face and remembered everything, was quick with a joke or a funny reply. He was liked by everyone that knew him. He will be truly missed.

He would say the door of life opens once and closes once, between the opening and the closing, he was going to have a good time, and he did. He enjoyed life. So long my brother. We will meet on the other side. Forever in powder, take a run with Cody. God Speed.

A celebration of life for Steve and his brother Tom, who passed away October 2020, will be held Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 1 p.m. at the Makoshika State Park group use shelter.