Recent Stayton Obituaries




Robert “Bob” Phillip Mobley
June 21, 1918 – January 22, 2011


Sublimity – Bob, 92, died Saturday in Sublimity. He was born in Weiser, ID. and moved to Beaverton at a young age, living in Corvallis, Idanha, Lyons, Salem area, in 1968 he moved to  Lyons, built and ran Taylor Park for 15 years on the Little North Fork, he moved to Salem and to Sublimity 3 years ago. Bob wintered in San Carlos, Mexico for 30 years. He graduated from Gates High School in 1937, and served in the US Navy during WWII. Bob received his Bachelors and later his Masters from Willamette University. He worked as a logger and most of his life was devoted to fire education and training.

Bob was one of the visionary founders of the Oregon Fire Instructors Association and the Chemeketa Fire Science Program, he and attained the rank of Captain in the Salem Fire Department. He taught Spanish at the middle school level. Bob enjoyed writing and wrote the novels “The Hatchery”, “Timber” and “Saga of Pilar”. He was a member of the Jabberwaukie’s, the archery club and the VFW. Bob married Wreva Devericks in Silverton on May 25, 1940.

He is survived by his wife: Wreva of Sublimity; Daughters: Vanessa Joyce Lucille Mobley and Roberta Lynne Burrell both of San Francisco, CA.; Son: Todd (Cory) Mobley of Salem; Brother: Elden Mobley of Alaska: Granddaughters: Kara Breuer and Kristine Williams both of Ridgefield, WA.; and 4 great-grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by a daughter Reva Jean Eiswerth in 2004.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be in Valley View Cemetery, Silverton. Contributions may be made to the Robert Mobley Memorial Scholarship Fund for fire protection in care of the Chemeketa Foundation. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.


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