Robert (Bob) Horrocks
11, 1926 - May 1, 2010
Robert (Bob) Horrocks was born on October 11, 1926 in Dearborn,
Michigan. He passed
away peacefully at his home on May 1, 2010.
parents moved to Kelso WA where he graduated from high school.
Bob was drafted into the Seabees division of the Navy
where he served in the Philippines during the occupation of
World War II. He
continued in the Seabees reserves until the 1980ís.
After the war he attended Lower Columbia Junior College
getting an AA in hopes of continuing on to become an engineer.
Instead he met the love of his life Bernice Carriker of
Longview, WA and they were married in 1950.
They moved to Mill City, OR in 1954 where he worked for
Simpsons Lumber Mill.
In 1955 they moved to Stayton, where he lived in the same
house for the remainder of his life.
In 1966 he began working for the Main Post Office in
Salem where he continued working until his 80th
was the father of five children, Wilfrid Robert Jr (Bob) of
Stayton, Patricia (Patti) Wroblewski of Tigard, Leann Harding of
Stayton, Toni Fields of Albany, and Diane Schneider of Salem,
his sister Mickey Hass of Vancouver, WA, brother Jerry of
Chehalis, WA and brother Walter (Dale) of Vancouver, WA .
He was preceded in death by his wife Bernice, parents
Wilfrid and Deena and brothers Allan and Ron.
He was the proud grandfather of nine grandchildren and
eight great grandchildren.
will be Saturday May 22 at 2:00 pm at Weddle Funeral Services in
Stayton with an open house following at his home.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Lung Association National Headquarters 1301
Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800. Washington, DC 20004.
entrusted to Weddle Funeral