Robert Roal Redland

Robert Roal Redland  

June 1, 1929 – July 17, 2023 


Robert Roal Redland came into this world on June 1, 1929, and left to be with his Lord and Savior and beloved wife on July 17, 2023, at the age of 94. 

Robert was born at the family ranch in Ten Sleep to Nellie Harvard Redland and Richard Redland. He was the sixth of nine children: Wilda Anne, Marie, Jo, Dorsey, Richard Jr. (Dick), Robert, Spencer (Ole), Eric (Pooch) and Virginia. Robert was introduced to his lifelong love of ranching early, taught by his beloved parents. However, it wasn't long after attending the Ten Sleep school that he met the love of his life and his forever partner, Irene Leithead. They were married in Billings, Mont., and started their lives' adventures with a band of sheep and an old car. Bob always said he was surprised when he asked her to marry him with money owed on the sheep and only an old car and she quickly replied, "I'd like to be a part of paying that off," and so it began, a life of ranching and giving back to the community. 

Robert was a longtime member of the Manderson/Hyattville School Board, Wool Growers and Stock Growers and a founding member of the Manderson Fire District. 

Robert and Irene had five children: Rolly (Deb) Redland, Kendrick (Sharon) Redland, Roalene (Jack) McCarthy, Teresa (Jim) Shelton, and Lisa (Mike) Kimsey. They also had countless kids who came and stayed with them; their love and guidance poured out as generously as they gave to their own kids. 

Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Irene; parents, Richard and Nellie; sisters: Wilda Anne, Marie, Jo, Dorsey, and Virginia; brothers, Dick, Ole, and Eric; great-grandson, William and son-in-law, Jim Shelton.  

He is survived by his five children, 13 grandchildren: Ben, Adam, Robert Shelton, Michaela, Russell, Robert McCarthy, Jessie, Grant, Spencer, Neil, Jack, Stephen and Anna, and also 15 great-grandchildren. There are many other grandkids, not by blood but by love. 

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 22 at the Ten Sleep Methodist Church with Pastor Tim Trippel officiating and burial immediately following at the Ten Sleep Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, or Shriners Hospital for Children. Please send checks to PO Box 524 Worland, WY, 82401. Online condolences may be made at