Robert Bryson LeLieuvre
Robert Bryson LeLieuvre died of pulmonary complications in Roswell, New Mexico on December 1, 2010. He was born to Armand and Agnes Bryson LeLieuvre on September 5, 1944 in Waltham, MA. He grew up close to his parents and extended family Joseph and Mame Sheridan and their daughters Mary Sheridan and Barbara Steve Rando and their children and grandchildren. He leaves behind inlaws and their children Inta and Imants Abele and their daughters Diana and Laurie, Julia and Ray Wiggington and their children Ed Wiggington and Deb Merino John and their children Anna and Alex and Visvaldis and Bonnie Zarins and his daughter Laurel. He also leaves behind his forever person, his wife Laima. He was much loved and will be greatly missed. He was lucky to share deep friendships and meaningful professional relationships with people in Massachusetts, Ohio, Indiana, Maine, Illinois, California, New York, Montana, New Mexico, Ireland, Taiwan, Malaysia and Austria.
Robert earned an A.B. from Boston College and M.A. and Ph. D from the University of Cincinnati. He was an academic and clinician. He taught at Bradley University, IndianaPurdue University, Goddard College and Stone Child College. He was Associate Dean of the College of Professional Studies at University of San Francisco. He was visiting faculty member at the National University of Malaysia and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He served as senior clinical psychologist at St. Brigids Hospital County Louth,, Ireland and in other clinical positions at the Golden Triangle Community Health Center in Havre, MT and the Kennebec Valley Mental Health Center in Waterville, ME. Robert is distinguished nationally through his research on the psychology of those reporting experiences with UFOs and aliens. He also published a book, PEOPLEWORK with his coauthor Judy Powell. Robert a professor of psychology at the University of Great Falls from 19952007 when he moved to distinguished faculty status. In 2000, Robert was awarded the Marich Outstanding Faculty Award. His colleagues were valued as friends and professional inspiration. He respected and enjoyed all his students. His teaching allowed him to live the dream of doing something he truly loved.
Roberts personal passions included reading, bicycling, open wheel car racing, good food and wine, and all creatures great and small. He loved and cared for his beloved dogs Boris, Otto, Cecil, Connor and Declan. His cats Bryson, Bandit, Grendel, Keke and Emerson were equally loved.
So, Robert, you were one of a kind. We love you, thank you and salute you for a job well done and wish you Godspeed. Roberts family will have a mass for him at St. Marys in Waltham. The University of Great Falls will hold a memorial service in January. There will be a local service of prayer and gratitude at St. Marks Lutheran Church in Roswell on Monday, December 6, 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers the family request contributions be made to their local humane society in memory of Robert.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online obituary can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com .
Dr. LeLieuvre was my professor at the University of Great Falls. He was a great teacher and an even greater friend. I took his UFO in the summer of 2006. I offer my condolences and prayers to his family. I will miss him.
Cheri WaltersGreat Falls, MT
I had the great pleasure of meeting Robert in Indianapolis during our extensive home search. Robert was an amazing person and had a vibrant energy and passion for life. Robert would always start and end an email with CHEERS. I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing. May your soul rest in the presence of God. CHEERS Robert You will be greatly missed. My condolences and prayers go out to Laima and family. May God comfort you during this difficult time. From your friend, Bobby
Bobby BeckhamIndianapolis, IN
I had the pleasure of meeting Robert at a MUFON conference in 2008 and enjoyed our conversations together regarding UFOs and the abduction phenomenon. I also had the opportunity to assist him in his work on this topic. He was very dedicated and committed to getting to the truth and I admire his courage in pursuing such a controversial subject while working in academia. A true pioneer. He will be greatly missed.
Michael FreemanAtlanta, GA
Please accept my condolences. I had the pleasure of working with Robert during his tenure as an Associate Dean at USF. He was a truly special person. His memory will live on.
PingChi MaoSacramento, CA
My greatest sympathies to you and my warm admiration for your husband,father and friend who has gone to a better life. He is remembered fondly by all who met him
Dr. Philip HaseleyNiagara Falls, NY
My deepest condolences on the passing of Robert, a dear friend and colleague in the journey to better understand the abduction phenomenon. I just cant believe he is gone but know he is in a place that will give him peace and probably more insight into our reality.
His great spirit will always be with us and he will be deeply missed. I have a feeling, however, that he will be watching us and giving us a gentle nudge ever once in a while just to let us know he is still with us.
I will miss him greatly
Les VelezSan Jose, CA
I am so sorry to hear about Roberts death. I think I met him once with you. Since you are such a special, dear person, I assume he was,too. I send you warm and kind friendship and a hug across the miles.
Nora GrayGreat Falls, MT
I knew Robert for 44 years. He was one of the good guys. Although we saw each other raerly in recent years when ever we met or talked it was like we had never been apart. Our thoughts and prayers are with Laima. We know he will be missed by many, Colin and Deanna
Colin Silverthorne, CA
On behalf of the Center for Mental Health formerly Golden Triangle, we send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Dr. LeLieuvre.
Center for Mental Health FoundationGreat Falls, MT
My prayers for Robert and you are daily. My heart is filled with memories of our adventure when we went on the horseback riding trip, our endless singing at bbqs, talking into the hours of night and taking care of Declan. I loved all of those times together. My tears come on suddenly because of the ache of not having you both in my life. I loved Robert and miss him. I know Robert is in heaven playing with your dogs, cats and waiting for you. Until you meet him in heaven, he sitting and waiting for his time at the Indy 500 Always love, Teresa
Teresa LarsonGreat Falls, MT
Laima, you are always in our loving thoughts and prayers. Well miss Robert and there is a void in our hearts. But Robert is experiencing Gods loving, joyful, peaceful Light fully now. We are grateful for having had him in our family circle.
Inta and Imants AbeleNovato, CA
I am so sorry for your loss. It is a privilege to have had Robert as teacher and mentor. He saw potential in so many students and motivated us all to do better. I credit him with planting the seed of graduate school leading to a great career working with children and families. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Iris ZieglerHelena, MT
Our prayers and thoughts are with you as always, and we know that Robert is with God and at peace and as long as life and memory last, he will be lovingly and fondly remembered.
Ray, Julia Ed WiggingtonPhoenix, AZ
Our thoughts and prayers are with you as always, and we know that Robert is in Gods hands and at peace and as long as life and memory last, he will be fondly and lovingly remembered.
Ray, Julia Ed WiggingtonPhoenix, AZ
Thinking of you dear Laima and of our good friend Robert. He was one of a kind. We imagine him soaring ecstatic through the Universe. Love never dies.
Glen and Connie FossSt Simons Island, GA
Thinking of you dear Liama and of our good friend Robert. He was one of a kind. We imagine him soaring ecstatic through the Universe. Love never dies.
Glen and Connie FossSt Simons Island, GA
Laima, you are constantly in our prayers. May Robert rest in peace in Gods arms.
Visi Bonnie ZarinsArcadia, IN
I had the priveledge of taking a few of professor LeLieuvres classes at the University of Great Falls. He was an outstanding professor and will be truely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.
PattieGreat Falls, MT, MT
Laima how sorry and saddened I was to read about Robert in the Great Falls Tribune this morning. I will always remember him fondly, and will never forget our one time river journey. I always envisioned the two of you as the epitome of the term soul mates. His obituary in the paper was testimony to a life well lived and a man well loved. Across the miles. please accept my deepest sympathies and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult juncture in your life. May God Bless and comfort you Dave Stukey and family
David StukeyGreat Falls, MT