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.