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1935 Robert 2024

Robert Gene Chalfant

December 25, 1935 — February 28, 2024

Twin Falls

Robert Gene Chalfant was called to his eternal home on February 28, 2024. He suffered from kidney disease. Robert was born to Frank Chalfant and Helen Omler Chalfant on December 25, 1935 at Summerset, PA. He graduated from high school and enlisted in the service on February 9, 1953 as a paratrooper for the 11th Airborne Division in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He was baptized on ship going to Korea. Robert served in Korea for 16 months where he was a night guardsman for the prisoners. From Korea he served 18 months in Hawaii. He returned to Fort Hood, Texas and received an honorable discharge on February 10, 1956.He returned to PA and Ohio. In 1960 he moved to Hacienda Heights, CA. He was employed at Vons Grocery Company in El Monte, CA as a grocery warehouse supervisor for 25 years. After his retirement he went to work as a maintenance man for Salem Christian Home in Ontario, CA. It was there that he met his present wife, Darlene Bolt. They were married on February 10, 2001. They moved to Twin Falls, ID. Robert was an avid bowling fan for many years and enjoyed going to many bowling tournaments. They enjoyed spending winters in Mesa, Arizona and Hemet, CA. They also enjoyed a cruise to Alaska, Hawaiian Islands and Rocky Mountain train ride. Bob was a member of the Reformed Church in Twin Falls. Left to mourn are his wife, Darlene, his children: Son, Robert Chalfant, Jr. of Kansas City, Kansas, Tammy Caddell of Redding, CA, Stacy and (Alan) Ansara of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Cindy and (Dan) Nyman of Rialto, CA and Kathy Chalfant of Fontana, CA, 10 grandchildren and great grandchildren, Brother, Tom Chalfant of Redding, CA, sisters; Virgina (Jennie) Williamson of Redding, CA and Patty (Dave) Olsen of Hacienda Heights, CA, his 3 stepchildren: Al (Lettie) Bolt, Ron (Vonnie) Bolt of Twin Falls, ID and Jeff Bolt of Costa Mesa, CA, 5 step grandchildren and 5 step great grandchildren. Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Helen Chalfant, brother Ronald, sisters, Anita Chalfant, Ellie Kenny and Donna Lee Critzer. Services will be held in CA.

We think of you in Silence,

And make no outward show,

But what it meant to lose you,

No one will ever know.

You wished no one farewell,

Nor even said goodbye,

You were gone before we knew it,

And only God knows why!

A golden heart stopped beating,

With tender hands at rest,

God Broke our hearts to prove,

He only takes the best.

To some you may be forgotten,

To others a part of the past,

But to those who love you dearly,

Your memories will last!

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