The Woodward News

Obituaries

August 27, 2012

Robert Trotter

Woodward, Okla. — Robert Trotter , 92 year old Henderson, Nevada resident, died August 19, 2012 at Henderson, Nevada. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. in the North Persimmon Cemetery, east of Sharon Oklahoma. The Reverend Junior Zollinger will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home of Woodward.

Robert Addison Trotter was born on October 22, 1919 at Sharon, Oklahoma. He was the second son and fourth child of David C. and Verla M. (Hulet) Trotter and was preceded in death by his entire family. The last and youngest member of Robert’s immediate family, Donald D. Trotter, preceded him in death on November 8, 1977 in San Luis Obispo, California.

Robert attended the Sharon Public Schools, graduating in May of 1938 as Valedictorian of his High School Class. He then attended Woodward Junior College for two semesters, but interrupted his studies to go back to work for nearly 13 years before finishing his bachelor’s degree. In the fall of 1953, Robert entered U.C.L.A. in Westwood, California and graduated in June of 1956 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. During his second semester at U.C.L.A. Robert was honored by being invited to join the PHI OMEGA PHI Fraternity, which is an honorary organization based on scholarship.

Shortly before graduation Robert, accepted employment with the Caltex Petroleum Corporation to work in their rather extensive international operations in various parts of the world. His first and final assignments took him to Indonesia for a total of nearly eight years and at one time he resided and worked in the jungles of Sumatra near the village of Pakanbaru. Robert was then reassigned to the New York headquarters of Caltex for additional training and was sent to Port Harcourt, Nigeria, where he set up an accounting office for a completely new operation involving offshore drilling and exploration. In May of 1963, Mr. Trotter was re-assigned to Caltex’s operation in Tripoli, Libya where he resided and worked for nearly eleven years in what he believed was the most important and productive assignment of his overseas career.

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