Robert Henry Blake



Robert Henry Blake took his long walk home on December 16, 2019 due to complications from an accident.

Bob was born on February 17, 1934; the 8th and final child of Henry and Margaret (Thomas). The family moved from their home near Minot, North Dakota to settle in Chelan, Washington in 1942. Bob joined the United States Air Force in 1950 and was stationed abroad during the Korean War.

Bob married Becky (Hallam) September 9, 1955 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The couple lived in Montana where he worked in the mines before moving back to Chelan. He was an orchard foreman for many years prior to going to work for Biles and Coleman in Omak. He worked for all successors of the mill until his retirement.

He enjoyed his solitude and found great enjoyment in creating a beautiful yard and gardens. He was an artist, was fiercely patriotic and a huge Gonzaga basketball fan.

Bob was preceded in his passing by his parents, his 7 brothers and sisters, his wife of 60 years, an infant son and infant daughter. He is survived by daughters Mona (Ed) Aarstol of Chelan, Cindy (Bill) Gagne of Omak and Angie Blake of Omak. He leaves behind 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandson, numerous nieces, nephews and sister-in-law Ola (Wayne) Beauchamp, Greenacres.

In honor of Bob’s wishes there will be no formal memorial service. A future Celebration of Life is planned.

The family of Robert Blake is grateful for the care and compassion provided and shown him by the doctors, nurses and staff of Mid Valley Hospital in his final days.

Precht-Harrison Chapel is in charge of disposition.


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