Robert “Bob” N. Walton

March 29, 1928 – December 19, 2014

Salem – Bob, 86, died December 19 in Salem. He was born in Long Beach, CA. Bob served in the Army and Merchant Marines. He married Suzanne Thiel on January 10, 1950 in Eugene, she preceded him in death. Bob owned and operated Walton’s Grocery in Lyons from 1955 – 1978. He later worked as a Deputy for the Linn County Sheriff’s office for many years.

Bob is survived by companion: Bernice Fisher of Salem; daughters: Wendee (Larry) Williams of Lyons and Sally (Dave) Kimmel of Beaverton; sister: Charlotte Maze of North Bend; grandchildren: Heidi Thiel, Rob Bair and Sara Catlett, and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by; patents: Ben and Vivian Walton, brother, Ben “Skippy” Walton Jr., sisters, Lucille Earl and Mary Salter.

At his request no services will be held. Contributions may be made to Linn County Search and Rescue Attn: SGT Joe Larsen 1115 Jackson St. Albany, OR 97322. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.

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