Robert (Bob) Blakeslee of Monument, Oregon passed away the evening of May 10th with his family at his side.
Bob was born in Livingston Montana the 5th of March 1937, to proud parents Donald and Edith (Foddness) Blakeslee. He joined an older sister Suzanne. They lived on the family ranch at the base of Emigrant Peak on Six Mile Creek in the Paradise Valley, Montana area. He was a graduate of Park County High School in Livingston and afterward he joined the Army Reserves and served for two years.
On June 7th 1958 he married Linda Burnett, they raised three children; Charlie, Debbie, and Larry on the family ranch and in 1975 they moved their family to a ranch on Rudio Creek in Kimberly, Oregon. In 1982, they moved to Long Creek where he started his carpentry business, building beautiful log homes and later retired in Monument, Oregon where he spent his remaining years.
Bobs first love in life was fly fishing, he was a master at the BBQ and an avid outdoorsman. He had a warm smile and a twinkle in his eye; he was well known for his sense of humor. He was an active member of his community, serving on the school board and as a member of the Elks Club for over 20 years, as well as the chairman of the Monument Senior Center.
Bob is survived by his wife of 63 years Linda; his children: Charles Blakeslee, Deborah (John) Cole, and Lawrence (Bonnie) Blakeslee and his sister Suzanne (Jim) Girdler, 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and father and his grandson Seth Logan Blakeslee.
A small family service will be held at a later date.
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