Bob was born September 23, 1947 in Bellingham, WA. He passed away on September 30, 2013. His parents were William and Etta Boyer Southern. He joined the Air Force after graduating from Arlington High School in 1966. Bob was trained as a pilot by his father and worked as a pilot and flight instructor and in facilities maintenance. He was an active member of Mt. View Presbyterian Church and loved flying, camping, traveling and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Vickie; sister, Kay Trudeau; children, Laurie, Alan and Chris Southern; daughter-in-law, Jessie Southern; and three wonderful grandchildren, Natalie, Bryce and Gavin A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, October 13, 2013, 1 p.m. at the Pioneer Hall, 20722 67th Ave NE, Arlington. In lieu of flowers donations be made in Bob's name to Bethany Christian Services, 12360 Lake City Way NE #301, Seattle, WA 98125, (206) 367-4604.
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Published in The Herald (Everett) from Oct. 6 to Oct. 14, 2013