William Robert (Rob) Ayers
William Robert (Rob) Ayers passed away June 8, 2017. Born in Deer Lodge on August 21, 1964 to Margaret Hughley Ayers and Edward Ayers, Rob had a love of family and the outdoors, a heart of gold, and compassion and kindness above reproach. He was always there to lend a hand and helped people whenever asked.
Rob’s intelligence was only matched by his endearing personality. Rob lived a life of emotional ups and downs. He was courageous in the face of adversity and sorrow. On June 8, 2017, Rob ended his pain.
Many people commented on how he was at peace during his remaining days. For that we are grateful.
Rob graduated from Powell County High School in 1982. Shortly after, he moved to Chicago, Ill. to live with Richard and Carol Hunt. He attended Chicago State University and worked multiple service industry jobs before moving back to Montana. Rob worked for A&K construction, Louisiana Pacific, Pete Thomas plumbing and Energy Erectors. His jobs were varied, but his work ethic was unwavering, leading to many friendships throughout the years.
Rob is survived by his mother Margaret Tangen; sons Michael Delich and Ryan Ayers; brother Ed (Jackie) Ayers and sons Cody (Cortnie) and Brandon (Korri); sisters Peggy (Jim) Nesbitt and daughter Jessica (Clay) Carter; Kristin (Jason) Rohling and son Simon and daughter Nola. Rob was preceded in death by his wife Renee, father Donald Tangen, grandparents Gerald and Margaret Hughley and Eunice Connolly.
There was a Celebration of Life, on Friday, June 16, 5 p.m. at Scotty’s Bar, 719 2nd St., Deer Lodge. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (http://tinyurl.com/ybz67984) or a charity of your choice.
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