Obituary: Robert S. "Bob" Carver

A memorial service for Robert S. "Bob" Carver, 78, a Salt Lake City, Utah, resident for the past three years, will be at 2 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Genoa Town Hall.

Mr. Carver died Jan. 7, 2003 at Mid-Town Manor in Salt Lake City. He was born Jan. 20, 1924, in Burbank, Calif., to George D. and Jean Burget Carver.

He served in the Coast Guard in the Aleutian Islands.

He married Betty Westbrook in Placerville, Calif., in the early 1950s.

Mr. Carver worked as a commercial tuna fisherman in different parts of the world. He moved to Lake Tahoe in 1955 to become a job foreman on George's Gateway Club, which is now Harrah's Casino at Lake Tahoe. He later became superintendent of the job construction of Bill Harrah's Skyland Beachfront Villa. He was supervising foreman on several other large projects such as Park Lane Mall and other projects with Carro Construction.

He purchased the Genoa Bar, "Nevada's Oldest Thirst Parlor" in 1963, and his wife later opened Westbrook Corner/Antique Shop, which was attached to the bar. During the years of running the bar, he had several cameo appearances in movies filmed in the Genoa community. The bar was used in "Charley Varrick", "Honky Tonk Man" and "The Shootist."

He was preceded in death by his wife in September 2000.

Among his survivors are: brothers Darrell of San Diego, Calif., and Earl of Placerville, Calif.; son Torke of Genoa and daughter Carey Pozzi of Tucson, Ariz.; grandchildren Rossilyn McTee, Casey Condron and Catelyn Carver and great-grandchildren Matthew and Darby McTee.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.


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