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Bob Bolin Our Friend

Sue and I were extremely saddened to learn of Bob Bolin’s passing this November. Bob and Shirley Bolin have been members of the Desert Explorers since its beginning and were members of the Backroad Explorers before that. We enjoyed many desert trips with Bob and Shirley and it was always a pleasure to travel with them. We partied at the river and clowned around at the Yuma Prison where “Bad Bob” had his mug shot taken in prison garb. They were active members and way back in the days when we still used snail mail, they labeled, stamped and mailed our newsletter. Thank you Bob and Shirley.

In addition to the many 4x4 trips with Bob and Shirley, we had one very special train trip together. Bob and Shirley joined us for a once-in-a-lifetime week long journey on the Grand Canyon Limited from Union Station in Los Angeles to the Grand Canyon and back. Our streamlined train was pulled the whole way by the beautiful number 3751 steam locomotive. We rode and lived on the train for a week, a week that transported us back to the 1940’s in Pullman luxury. If only we could do it again.  ~ Bob Jaussaud

In Memory of

  • Tom White 
  • Gene Olsen
  • Walt Wheelock
  • Tom Church
  • Bob Martin
  • Bill Ott - passed July 10, 2004
  • Bill "Shortfuse" Mann -Passed August 2006
  • Dwight Stroud - passed January 19, 2007
  • Lorene Crawford - Passed August 2009
  • Alan Romspert - Passed August 19, 2009
  • Don Putnam - November 5, 1916 to August 14, 2012
  • Jim Proffitt - March 21, 1941 to September 1, 2012
  • Reda Anderson - passed October 25, 2012
  • Rick Cords - May 1944 to February 1, 2014
  • "Sir" Bob Rodemeyer - December 1950 to November 11, 2014
  • John Fulton - July 5, 1937 to February 15, 2015
  • Marilyn Martin - November 19, 1929 -  June 20, 2015
  • John Page - passed September 8, 2015
  • Gary Preston - passed February 24, 2016
  • Ted Kalil - passed in 2016
  • Jerry Etchison - passed in December 2016
  • Jerry Harada - passed on August 6, 2017
  • Gene Stoops - passed on Sept 2, 2017
  • Graham "Coop" Cooper - March 31,1944 to November 22, 2017
  • Charles Hughes - passed on May 19,2018
  • Nan Healy Savage - passed on July 9, 2018
  • Maybelle Lipking - August 2,1925 to August 9, 2018
  • Dick Taylor 
  • Bob Bolin - passed in November 2019
  • Neal Johns - January 19, 1931 to December 27, 2019

" Happy Trails To You, Until We Meet Again..." 

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