DODSON-Robert (Bob) Voise, 62, passed away Monday, February 12, at his home in Dodson.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be 2:00 P.M., Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Dodson School, with military honors in Dodson. The family requests that anyone who may have stories to share about Bob, please email them to  A luncheon will follow at the school. Condolences for the family may be left at

Robert Alan Voise was born July 5, 1955 to Marjorie Gardipee Voise and Robert Henry Voise at Havre, MT. He attended school in Chinook, MT, graduating in 1973. Later after time in the Navy he entered college receiving an Associate’s degree in welding.

Bob and his best friend, J.D. Lux, joined the Navy together. While spending time on the USS Midway he designed a carrier for the jet engine batteries. The Navy liked it so much they bought the pattern for $75 and used it, at that time, on all their ships. Bob saw many ports of call during his 4 years in the Navy. At Bob’s end of tour, his family was anxiously waiting for him at the bus stop in Chinook. Not recognizing her own son, Bob’s mom admired a handsome young man standing there. It was her son, he just wasn’t in uniform - she expected to see him in his Navy attire. Additionally, Bob spent an additional stint in the Malta National Guard and the Air National Guard in Great Falls.

Bob moved to Chester, MT to work at the Liberty Mfg. factory there, building farm implement parts. He soon made foreman and then night foreman when the factory started running full bore. It was there he met Tammy Thackeray. They were married May 12, 1984.

In the fall of 1985 they moved to Dodson to learn the school bus business, later buying the business from his father-in-law. Bob was a tease - he always greeted the kids with either a treat of something smart to say. The many children on the bus routes became his children. He made sure his busses were in good running order so their parents could know their children were safe. Bob was proud of this fact. He worked 32 years in the bus service, with 22 of those years as the owner. In all his miles of travel, Bob never had a ticket from patrolmen.

Bob was preceded in death by his father, Robert H. Voise, sisters: Diane Voise and Sandy Voise Whiticare, brother, Richard Voise, brother-in-law, Steve Krsul, and niece, Angel Hitchcock. He was also preceded in death by his beloved in-laws, Fred and Gladys Thackeray and sister-in-law, Jacay (Thackeray) Carey.

Bob is survived by his wife of 34 years, Tammy Voise in Dodson, MT, parents Marjorie and Melvin Seaman, brother Duane Voise, sisters Janet Voise, and Sheryl (Jim) Waldridge all of St. Ignatius, MT; sisters Beverly Brown of Harlem, Kathy (Shawn) Cartwright of Lincoln, NE, and brother-in-law Donald Carey of Cut Bank. He is survived by 14 nieces and nephews, 29 great nieces and nephews, and three great great nieces and nephews all on the Voise side. He is also survived by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Darryll and Sharon Thackeray of Havre. In addition he is survived by his and Tammy’s nieces Susan Schmele of Chinook and Monica Thackeray of Great Falls, great nephews Jackson and Gavin Schmele also of Chinook, along with many bus riders and close friends, all who loved, teased and respected, “Uncle Bob”.

Guest Book

From: Kathy Cartwright (Voise)

There are no words to express our sorrow ok over the death of our brother Bobby. There are not enough words to describe what a wonderful person Bob was.
My heart goes out to my mom and to Tammy, it will be a long tough road a head for them.

You truly are my hero Bobby, my heart is heavy with grief. I will forever love you, RIP my brother, wait for me on the other side, I will see you again soon.

From: Sharon Kindle

Peace be with you Bob on your travels Heaven-ward and also peace to your wife Tammy and your family.

From: Linda Pancake Hould

I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I didn't know Bob but my heart goes out to you at this time of your loss. Stay strong & God Bless.

From: Sue Ann Swenson Bales

My deepest sympathies to you Tammy and your family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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