Robert Clovis "Dr. Bob" Goulding, 1922 – 2014, was a beloved husband and father. He shared a love of horses and that of being a cowboy.
Bob died January 13 in Auburn, peacefully and with his family close by, at the age of 91 years old. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Marjorie Goulding, and granddaughter Cynthia Brush.
Bob was born and raised in Sacramento. He graduated from McClatchy High School and earned his veterinary degree from Washington State University. Bob owned a private vet practice and then held a long career with the State of California in the Bureau of Animal Health's Horse Program. He owned a cattle ranch in Modoc County, California, where he lived the frontier life with spring water, periodic electricity from a gas-powered generator, and a CB radio for communicating with his daughter 20 miles away. After retiring from the State of California he remained active as a judge and advisor for American Endurance Ride Association and the North American Trail Ride Conference. He was a head judge for the Tevis Cup in the 1960's. Bob was one of the original Pony Express riders for the Centennial Pony Express Re-ride, riding from Phillips Station to Strawberry Station in the Sierra Nevada Mountains on what is now Highway 50. He also served as Wagonmaster for the Kit Carson Mountain Men Annual Wagon Train from South Lake Tahoe to Placerville.
Bob was active in such organizations as Kit Carson Mountain Men, Native Sons of the Golden West, Masons, Shriners, and St. Peter's Anglican Church.
Bob is survived by his wife Charlotte of 63 years; children Cathy Baldwin, Candy Phillips, Claudia Brush, Curt Goulding, and Carolyn Goulding; sister Harriet Lawrie; 2 nieces, 6 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.
Donations can be made to: VEF Cynthia Brush Memorial Scholarships, c/o Ken and Claudia Brush, 19724 Dixie River Road, Caldwell, ID 83607, or to your local 4-H club.
Come celebrate his life with us at Auburn Dewitt Senior Center (Avenue D entrance) on February 8 at 1PM.