ROBERT LAWRENCE BRISTER, 70, a resident of Ranger,
TX, passed away on Sept. 6, 2012, while visiting
relatives in Las Vegas, NV.
Robert was born May 22, 1942, in Doniphan, MO, &
attended schools in Ranger, TX in the Class of 1960
until the middle of the 10th grade when his family
moved to Holtville, CA. He joined the U.S. Air
Force at age 17 and served 14 years, with his last
duty station being the Pentagon in Washington, DC.
He married Nieves Annette Primeau in 1969.
He is survived by their daughter, Joy Ann Skierka
and her husband Tom Skierka of Tulsa, OK, and
their children: two grandsons, T. J. and Frank and
three granddaughters, Shannon, Allison, and Jaclyn.
He is also survived by four sisters & three brothers:
Joan Thayer (RHS-1962) of Ranger, TX; Linda Allen
of Las Vegas, NV; Judy and Rollie Klingenstein of
Pahrump, NV; Karla and Mitch McIntire of Pahrump,
NV; Ralph and Darcy Brister of Pahrump; Bill and
Loretta Brister of Ranger; and Grover and Barbara
Brister of Ranger. In addition, his many nieces,
nephews, and cousins will also miss him.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence
Brister (1995), & mother Cathern Gerrish Brister