|Death: ||May 24, 2014|
Bob's wish was to pass on to Heaven during his sleep. God granted him his wish at 6:00 AM Saturday, May 24, 2014.
He was born and raised in Everett, Washington. During his youth growing up on Virginia St., Everett, He enjoyed playing baseball under the street lights on Virginia St. He went to school at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School from 1st grade through the 8th grade. After that he went to Everett High School, graduating in 1938. At Everett High School he was active on the swim team and the cheer squad.
Bob joined the Navy in 1942 and served until the end of WWII. He was very proud of his service, but did not like to talk about it very much.
Bob married Beulah (Sally) May Benson in 1942. Sally passed away in October of 1991. In October of 1993 he married Patricia Stotko. They had 20 years of wonderful life until her death in October 2013. This marriage joined two wonderful families.
At the age of 10, he started his work career selling newspapers in Everett. He worked various jobs in the timber industry including tug boat crewmember, boom man, and log scaler. He worked for Puget Sound Log Scaling Bureau for 30 years before retiring in 1985. Most of his Log scaling career was working in the Bellingham area. During all of his long working career, he never collected unemployment payments, always finding work to do.
He believed in "giving" back. He was active in community programs as a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Explorer and Girl Scout Leader. He was also active as a Union leader.
He said the best thing he ever did was to purchase a lot on Eliza Island in 1961. Five generations of Bells now enjoy Eliza Island.
Bob is survived by son, Bob Jr. and Sally, of Bellingham; daughter, Trudie Sarich, of Spokane; stepchildren, Bob and Nancy Stotko, of Manson, Martin and Betty Stotko, of California, Bill and Carey Stotko, Shirley and Larry Betschart, Mary and Rod Hewitt, Chris and John Guest, Joanne and Mike Dickinson, Anne and Mark Emel, Theresa and Nick Moran, all of Snohomish County; and way too many to count of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at 9am followed by Funeral Services at 10:00 am on Friday, May 30 at Evergreen Funeral Home 4504 Broadway, Everett WA 98203.
Published in Bellingham Herald on May 29, 2014
Beulah M Bell (1923 - 1991)
Patricia Jane Britten Stotko Bell (1923 - 2013)
Created by: Barb
Record added: May 29, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 130546761
Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace.|
Added: May. 29, 2014