|Birth: ||Jul. 5, 1932|
|Death: ||May 10, 2008|
Robert Lingle Rounsefell, 75, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2008, at his home in Wendell after a brief illness.
He was born July 5, 1932, at Portland, Ore., to Harry N. Rounsefell and Ruth M. Rounsefell. His childhood years were in east Texas and Damascus, Ore. He graduated from the eighth grade at Union School, a country school where his mother had attended before him and later his children and a granddaughter. He graduated from high school at Gresham, Ore., with the class of 1950. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Dec. 8, 1950, where he attended Radioman Class "A" School, then worked as a radio operator and cryptographer. He then advanced to rank of RMSN. He served at Yokosuka and Tokyo, Japan, and with the Amphibians Squadron No. 2 and was honorably discharged on Sept. 13, 1954, and is a Korean veteran.
In the fall of 1955, his friends talked him into attending the College of Idaho, which he has many times said that this was the best thing that happened to him. There he met Ilene Coleman, and they were married June 24, 1956, at the Wendell Presbyterian-Baptist Church by the Rev. Ira Smith. He was member of the Boring, Ore., Volunteer Fire Department, Gooding BPOE, Wendell American Legion, Wendell Veterans of Foreign Wars, Gooding County Historical Society, Wendell Optimist Club, Idaho British Car Club and Oregon Austin Healey Club.
He is survived by his wife, Ilene; and children, Katrina (Pat) Lawson of Naples, Italy, K.C. (Jeannie) Rounsefell of Aiken, S.C., and Audra (Mark) Gibson [Ed.: should be Mark (Audra) Gibson] of Palm Coast, Fla. Grandchildren are Anna Kidney of Eugene, Ore., Grant, Faye and Garrett Lawson, all of Italy, Stella and Walker Rounsefell of South Carolina, Maeghan Malone of Virginia, Mark-Anthony, Maria Gibson, and John and Stu Jennings, all of Florida. He was preceded in death by his brother, James L. Rounsefell.
Published in Twin Falls, Idaho Times News
Harry Nugent Rounsefell (1900 - 1985)
Ruth Millicent Lingle Rounsefell (1896 - 1991)
James L Rounsefell (1928 - 1999)*
Robert Lingle Rounsefell (1932 - 2008)
Maintained by: Katrina Lawson
Originally Created by: Bob & Nancy Cannon
Record added: May 18, 2008
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