ROBERT "BOB" HENRY TREMAINE
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July 21, 1933 - April 2, 2013
DALLAS - Bob Tremaine peacefully passed away April 2, 2013 at home with loved ones, due to chronic heart issues. Bob passed away within 29 days of the passing of his wife, Sue.
Born in Corvallis, Oregon, he was raised on the family dairy farm, Sunbeam Dairy. The dairy supplied milk to Camp Adair, Peevey Arboretum and OSU. He graduated from Corvallis High School in 1951. He enjoyed many class reunions with his classmates and their spouses.
Bob was a proud veteran of the US Army from 1953 - 1961. He served in with Company A, 129th Infantry Regiment, serving in Germany. He married Sue Crick August 10, 1958, bringing her roses daily. They moved from Salem to Dallas in 1965.
He retired from Mountain Fir Lumber Company in Independence, Oregon. He worked on the mill pond pushing logs into the debarker. Trucks unloaded their logs directly in to the pond where they begin their journey through the mill. He was responsible to have the logs processed at the mill.
Bob loved the great outdoors. His favorite fishing spot was the Nestucca. He also was an avid hunter. He shared his love of fishing and hunting with is son, Steve and camping with daughter, Kathy.
After retirement he started his own personal wood working business called "Wood Time". He created Adirondack chairs, tables, bird houses, planters and keepsake boxes, giving many away to family and friends.
Bob is survived by his brother, Dick Tremaine and sister Sally Steele, son, Steve and daughter Kathy (Dave) LeClerc, granddaughters Emilee (Nick) Refvem and Stephanie Tremaine, great grandson, Elliott Refvem.
The family expresses their deepest gratitude to all the doctors and nurses who helped with their care.
Bob and Sue faced their long term illnesses with unwavering determination and strength. They will be buried together under the beautiful pine trees in the Dallas Cemetery.
The family will be having an open house for family and friends to celebrate the lives of Bob and Sue on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at their home 369 NW Robert St. Dallas, Oregon. To leave an on-line condolence or memories go to www.dallastribute.com. The Bollman Funeral Home is caring for the family.
Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center
287 SW Washington St Dallas, OR 97338
Published in StatesmanJournal on Apr. 10, 2013