Larry Robert "Bob" Stave, 81, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2013 surrounded by his loving family at Harborview Medical Center from complications of a fall.
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Bob was born on November 5, 1931 in Sedro-Woolley the son of Larry and Lillian (Hyldahl) Stave.
He was united in marriage to Jolane Steigleder on March 25, 1983 in Hawaii at the Fern Grotto.
Robert graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School in 1949 and later from Washington State University in 1953 with a degree in business. He remained a loyal ¡ÈCoug¡É fan throughout his life. He worked for Shell Oil for ten years, Roseburg Lumber for 18 years, ran a mini-storage business in Gig Harbor for 11 years. He retired in 2002, and returned to his beloved Sedro-Woolley and has lived the last 5 years at Country Meadow Village.
Mr. Stave's hobbies included golf, softball, shuffleboard, watching TV, and watching horse racing. He owned a racehorse called "Oh Molly" with Bob Wilson. "Oh Molly" won Oregon Mare of the year. He was a life member of the Anacortes Elks Lodge 1204.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Lillian and Larry Stave, his siblings, Dorothy Greeley, Evelyn Sizemore, Andrea Henry, and John Stave.
He is survived by his wife, Jolane; three step-children and their spouses, Brad & Trinette Steigleder, Janice Steigleder and her husband Maurice Mitchell and Phil & Terrie Steigleder; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 nephews, Jim (Mary) Hickman & Chuck (Stephanie) Henry; 4 nieces, Judy (Rick) Heier, Lori (Nigel) Lewis, Sheri (Dan) Anderson & Lea Hickman and numerous cousins, and great nieces and nephews.
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Funeral Services will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Woolley with his cousin, Pastor Douglas Stave officiating. A Graveside Committal Service will be at the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM. Visitation will be available at Lemley Chapel on Wednesday thru Friday from 9am to 5 pm.
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