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Robert Bruce McPherson
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Birth: Jun. 2, 1926
Benton County
Washington, USA
Death: Dec. 3, 2010
Spokane County
Washington, USA

POSTED ON Thursday, December 09, 2010
Walla Walla union-Bulletin

Robert McPherson
June 2, 1926 - Dec. 3, 2010

Longtime area resident Robert Bruce McPherson, died Dec. 3, 2010, at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane . He was born to Bessie and Frank McPherson on June 2, 1926, in Richland.

The McPherson family, originally from Columbia County, returned that same year (1926) to the Dayton area, where Robert Bruce attended grade school, later graduating in 1944 from Dayton High School. He was a United States Marine, ending his service in 1947.

He married Evelyn Elizabeth Breithaupt in July of 1949. They divorced after 36 years of marriage in 1985. In 1989 he married Judy Ritter. That marriage ended in 2000. Robert Bruce joined the Washington State Department of Corrections in the late 1950s. In the late 1960s he brought his family to Walla Walla from Centralia, Wash., and together they logged on the McPherson property in Columbia County on Cahill Mountain and other parts of Eastern Washington until the mid-1970s. In 1976 he moved to Spokane, where he remained until his death.

Robert Bruce is survived by five children, daughters, Patricia K. Wickholm of Milton-Freewater, Carol J. MacPherson and Sharon L. Gossett, both of Walla Walla; sons, Bob MacPherson of Milton-Freewater
and Stephen C. McPherson of Mead, Wash.; a sister, Viola Cook of Colville, Wash.; Bill H. Elzey, whom he considered another son, of Touchet; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A son, David Bruce McPherson; his parents; two sisters; and two brothers preceded him in death.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, in Dayton City Cemetery.
Family links: 
  Francis Henry McPherson (1888 - 1970)
  Bessie Burris McPherson (1889 - 1970)
  David B. MacPherson (1957 - 2005)*
  Stephen C McPherson (1913 - 1933)*
  Geraldine Elizabeth McPherson Gentry (1915 - 2005)*
  Mary Willabelle MacPherson DeFord (1917 - 2004)*
  Viola Louise McPherson Cook (1921 - 2011)*
  Robert Bruce McPherson (1926 - 2010)
*Calculated relationship
Dayton City Cemetery
Columbia County
Washington, USA
Created by: CatMoves
Record added: Dec 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62818081
Robert Bruce McPherson
Added by: geraldine laughery perry
Robert Bruce McPherson
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Added by: Arthur Allen "Art" Moore III
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- Ruth Ringer
 Added: Feb. 15, 2015
There isn't a marker present. The photo is of the plot where he is supposed to be buried.
- geraldine laughery perry
 Added: Sep. 27, 2013

- Sherry McPherson Paskas
 Added: Apr. 13, 2011

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