Charles Robert "Bob" Duckwall, 88, passed away on Sept. 13, 2011 at home, surrounded by his family.
Bob was born Aug. 16, 1923, to John Charles and Minnie (Paasch) Duckwall in Hood River, Ore. He spent his entire life in Hood River, attending local schools.
Bob was proud of his service in the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division, and served in Italy during World War II. Upon his return from the war, he joined the family firm of Duckwall Brothers (later Duckwall-Pooley) until his retirement in 1987.
Bob enjoyed his time working as vice president of operations and as a field man; he especially treasured the many friendships he had with growers over the years.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lurena (Trively) Duckwall, and three daughters: Nancy (Robley) Yee, Sally Duckwall and Laurie (Greg) Borton, along with two grandchildren, Matthew Yee and Megan Yee (Andrew Kinzer). He is also survived by a half-brother, Fred Duckwall, and several nieces and nephews and by four step-grandchildren: Tim, Mike (Jessica), Nick and Shelle Borton, and one great-grandson, Emmett Borton.
Viewing is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friends are invited to greet with family on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 3-5 p.m. with military honors being performed at 5 p.m.
Remembrances may be made to Heart of Hospice in care of Anderson's.
All viewing, visitation and military honors will be at Anderson's Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
Bob's favorite poem:
I wish I was a rock
a-sittin on a hill,
a-doin nothin' all day long
but just a-sittin still.
I wouldn't sleep;
I wouldn't eat;
I wouldn't even wash;
I'd just sit still a
and rest myself, by gosh!
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