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September 13, 2014
Dearest Bob- This would have been our 59th wedding anniversary today, and you are as deep in my heart as ever. How good to remember our life together, even though these memories come with tears. It could not be otherwise - you are so strongly missed. I continue to thank you many times every day for the endless love we shared.

Elaine
March 22, 2014
Husband dearest - On your birthday today -
You are in my heart and mind so potently that even though your death has left me deep in grief so much of the time, it's a grief that comes from your having died after SIXTY YEARS of my loving you and being loved by you – and this helps to sustain me because as long as I live that will always be with me and will never change. Thank you, my beloved Bob.
- your t.o.b., c.t. elaine
December 31, 2013
I had Dr. Phelps for Calculus in 1962 and just admired him so much. He was funny to boot and I still recall several of his one-liners. The world needs more like him.
September 13, 2013
My ever-beloved Bob - September 13, 1955 was the day we married, and January 4, 2013 was the day you died. Today - September 13, 2013 - I celebrate our love that endured and deepened all through our marriage, that fills my heart every day with loving memories, and brings tears every day because you no longer live that life you enjoyed and gave of yourself to so many in so many ways, and because I miss you with all my being. Thank you, my dearest one, for sharing your life with me.

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March 25, 2013
Back in the 1970's, when women's running was in it's infancy, Bob convinced me that I could, indeed, run farther than one mile. He ultimately coached me to some of my fastest 10K's. He was a kind and patient coach and a great cheer leader.
My husband and I enjoyed a friendship with Bob and Elaine that spanned over a quarter of a century. Among the events that we shared together were the Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Ashland Shakespeare Festival, and many Thanksgiving dinners. Those dinners have never been the same since we moved away from Elaine, the best gravy maker in the universe! It was an honor to know them both for so many years. Bob's passing leaves a void that can never be filled.
March 25, 2013
Mary and I are sorry to have heard of the death of Bob. Unfortunately, we were out of the area and had to miss the memorial. Bob and Elaine were good friends of ours for many years, and we admired Bobs intellectual ability as well as his athletic accomplishments. The world has lost a great man. Mary and Jordan Miller.
March 24, 2013
BOB you were and remain, even after your death, a great leader of the Shoreline ACS. We remember your booming voice with each call to order, your timely meeting, and your playful oversight of the door prize drawings at every monthly meeting. You are missed but your playful leadership spirit lives on as it became a part of the Shoreline ACS culture. Thank you for being there for Shoreline, the Shoreline ACS, and us BOB! As the new Shoreline ACS Team Manager I'm extremely grateful for the roads you paved for those who follow you. Your legacy is great and lasting and a firm foundation on which to continue building the organization.
March 23, 2013
I enjoyed the years I spent with Bob in the Shoreline ACS. Bob was a great leader and made the ACS what it is today.
Onehumorus note, on one of our field days we were using Bob's call K7UW and I was operating calling CQ CQ this is K7 Uncle Willy Bob did not appreciate this So I quit using those phonetics Sorry I cannot attend but my health will not let me go
March 23, 2013
Bob was a great ham radio mentor to me and contributed so much to his community. He is much missed by his ham radio friends.
March 23, 2013
I am sorry I can not attend the service on Sunday. Bob was a mentor and a friend. Our Shoreline "ham radio" group will miss him very much. Rest in peace my friend.
March 22, 2013
I am so sorry to miss Bob's memorial service, but I will be in Denver. As I entered retirement, he was an inspiration to me as a quiet and effective community activist. His influence will be felt in Shoreline for decades to come.
March 20, 2013
Bob was a great teacher and a great thesis adviser for me. Much more recently, I was extremely honored that Bob was there at a presentation I gave to the UW Math Club in February, 2012! We had a wonderful visit that day.
March 14, 2013
Bob was a great man and a great mathematician who will be much missed. May he rest in peace.
March 14, 2013
I wrote a french obitury of Bob for the French Society of Applied and Industrial Mathematics to be published in the next issue of MATAPLI. Its extended english version with Jon Borwein and Brailey Sims could be found in:
http://experimentalmath.info/blog/2013/02/in-memoriam-robert-r-phelps/
March 12, 2013
Bob was one of the few true gentlemen I have known..
March 08, 2013
Bob always brought joy to my heart!
March 05, 2013
I used to run with Bob and the gang back when I was a UW student 1973-81. He always encouraged me to push myself, to do my best. I shared his love of climbing too. Rest in peace, Bob
March 03, 2013
I was so sorry to hear of Bob passing away. I was on the board with him at the Shoreline Historical Museum for many years. I am unable to attend his service as we are part of the snowbirds spending time in Palm Springs. I will keep you both in my thoughs and prayers. Sincerely, Margie Olson
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