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Robert Graham "Bob" Witherspoon Obituary
Robert Graham Witherspoon

12/19/1940-10/13/13

CMSgt., USAF, Ret.

Robert Graham "Bob" Witherspoon, 72, of Bellingham WA, peacefully passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2013. Born in Long Beach, CA on December 19, 1940, son of Hendry Neil and Anne Eva (Kimball) Witherspoon. He spent much of his childhood in Cranford, NJ, before returning to southern California in 1953. He joined the U.S.A.F. in 1958 in Norwalk, CA. During his long and decorated career with the USAF he traveled the world. He served tours in the United States, as well as Japan, Germany, Vietnam and Turkey before retiring to Bellingham, WA in 1988. He was a proud and longtime member of the Washington State Genealogical Society, as well as the Whatcom Genealogical Society, Skagit Valley Genealogical Society, Whatcom Literacy Council and Friends of Bellingham Public Library. Bob's legacy includes a passionately researched family history, a true gift to his family and future generations. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, brother, David Allen Witherspoon and cousin, Philip "Rod" Kimball. He is survived by two nieces, Anne Bolger-Witherspoon and her husband, Lonnie Anderson, Sarah Bolger-Witherspoon and two grandnieces, all of Albuquerque; a sister, Sheila Dianne (McLauchlan) Carbrey and several nephews and nieces of Williamsville, NY; and much loved Kimball and Carey cousins. He will be missed by many family members and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Monday, October 28th at 1P.M. Memorials may be made to your local public library. You may share memories with the family at www.westfordfuneralhome.com. Please sign the guest book at www.presstelegram.com/obits. Westford Funeral Home
1301 Broadway
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 734-1717

Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Oct. 27, 2013
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