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Robert Eugene York
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With his loving family by his side, Robert (Bob) Eugene York passed away at age 93 on June 15, 2017 at his home in Carlton where he had lived for almost 70 years. Bob was born just a few miles away at his parent’s, Loy Lloyd York and Rosa Kau York’s home. He was the youngest of four children joining his brothers, Austin and Charles, and a sister, Alene (Newhouse) who are all deceased. Bob was very proud of his heritage as his father’s family came to Oregon via wagon train in the 1850’s and settled in the Carlton area.
Bob attended Carlton Grade School and Carlton High School. He gained his work ethic at an early age by doing odd jobs which included hauling a wheelbarrow full of dirt from the digging of the Carlton Pool and by working on local farms.
Bob met the love of his life, Betty Osburn (who had just turned 16) in McMinnville. Within a month they were engaged and a month later he enlisted into the service. Bob joined the Army in March, 1944 and served for two years in the Pacific on the island of IEShima which was just off Okinawa. After his return, Bob and Betty were marred on March 8, 1947. They were inseparable for 70 years. Together they raised their two children, Michael Eugene (deceased) and Terri (Dumdi).
Bob started driving trucks in his teens. In 1952, he began driving a log truck for CF Logging which was a job that lasted over 50 years when he finally retired at age 79. If you passed him on the road you would always be greeted with a smile and a wave.
Bob served on the Carlton School Board and was able to present his son with his diploma. He always enjoyed playing pranks on his co-workers. One never knew what would be in his lunch box as he would pick up stray animals and take them home to nurture.
After retiring, Bob enjoyed gardening and attending his twice daily coffee groups. He was always there to help others, especially his family. His kind manner, positive attitude, and contagious smile will be greatly missed.
Bob leaves behind his wife of 70 years, Betty, his daughter, Terri Dumdi (Steve), granddaughter, Melanie Staebler (Todd), grandsons, Scott Dumdi (Margaret), Ross Dumdi (JaJetta) and 4 great grandchildren, Devin, Cody, Olivia, and Stella.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Macy & Son. Memorial donations may be made to Kindred Hospice in care of Macy & Son or a charity of your choice.

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Macy & Son Funeral Directors

135 NE Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128


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