The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 Bobbie K Strayer

Bobbie K Strayer

Palisade, Hitchcock County, Nebraska, USA
Death 29 Aug 2011 (aged 78)
Burial West Salem, Polk County, Oregon, USA
Plot Garden of Communion
Memorial ID 131658271 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Bobbie (Bob) K. Strayer

July 27, 1933 - August 29, 2011

SALEM - Bobbie (Bob) K. Strayer died August 29, 2011 of pulmonary disease.

Bob was born in Palisade, Nebraska to Arwin L. Strayer and Mary E. Conboy Strayer. The family moved to the Salem area when he was an infant. He graduated from Salem High School in 1951. Bob was active in the Boy Scouts, earning his Eagle Scout Award in 1949. He especially loved Camp Pioneer.

Bob served in the U.S. Army from 1952-1955. He was stationed in Korea during the war where he worked as a machinist.

In 1955 Bob married Priscilla Durham. He graduated from Oregon State in 1959 and went to work at Salem Iron Works. In 1967 Bob bought a motorcycle dealership, Suzuki Sports Center, which he owned and operated until 1987. From 1987-2011 Bob and his wife owned B & P Crafts and Lapidary; he specialized in lapidary work, building equipment and silver smithing.

Bob belonged to the Willamette Agate and Mineral Society and The First Congregational United Church of Christ where he was a trustee. Bob enjoyed activities in the natural world, wood working, photography and golf.

Bob is survived by his wife, Priscilla; sister Cornelia Stewart of Vancouver, WA; daughters Julie Strayer Thoma (Dan) of Portland and Amy M. Weih (Edwin) of Oakridge; grandchildren Zachary Peterson, Rachael Peterson, Katie Weih, Becca Weih, and Hans Weih.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Congregational United Church of Christ Memorial Fund or Habitat for Humanity.

A memorial service will be held at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 700 Marion Street, at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 10th.

Arrangements by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.

Published in StatesmanJournal on Sept. 4, 2011


Sgt US Army Korea




  • Created by: Patty C
  • Added: 21 Jun 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 131658271
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bobbie K Strayer (27 Jul 1933–29 Aug 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131658271, citing Restlawn Memory Gardens, West Salem, Polk County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Patty C (contributor 46926670) .