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.