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 Robert Bruce McPherson

Robert Bruce McPherson

Birth
Richland, Benton County, Washington, USA
Death 3 Dec 2010 (aged 84)
Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA
Burial Dayton, Columbia County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 62818081 · View Source
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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.



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  • Added: 11 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62818081
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Bruce McPherson (2 Jun 1926–3 Dec 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62818081, citing Dayton City Cemetery, Dayton, Columbia County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by CatMoves (contributor 46555522) .