Robert Greenway (1919 - 2016)

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Robert Harry Greenway
September 28, 1919 - April 8, 2016
Robert Harry Greenway was born at home September 28, 1919 on the Stewart Place, (presently the NW corner of Doc Lane and U of I Road) to Harry and Clara Greenway, Parma, Idaho. He passed away April 8, 2016 at home, in the house in which he grew up on Klahr Road. He attended Parma schools and those years were enriched when a new girl, Mary Ann Aten, transferred to Parma from Roswell at the beginning of their sophomore year.
Dad served in several different military units during his service years, (March '42-Nov '45) including the motor pool of a tank destroyer unit at Ft. Lewis in 1942. Mom and Dad were married, Feb 21, 1942, during a 12 hour pass at 'Lewis'. Among other assignments were Ft. Hood, Texas, and Ft. Crook, Nebraska, before being sent to a base in Massachusetts. From there he was transferred to Saipan in the Pacific. During Dad's service he was awarded the American Defense Service Medal, American Theater Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal .
After the war, Dad returned home where he farmed with his father and expanded the operation, retiring in 1986 when he embarked upon thirty years of retirement.
Fishing and camping trips were always an important part of our family activities. Mom and Dad's association with Yellow Pine began during the 40's when Dad's brother, Gordon, lived in Stibnite. They built the cabin in 1976 and enjoyed the people and surroundings of the area through all seasons. Dad was 80 when he last hiked into Crater Lake near Profile Summit with three generations of us.
Dad was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Clara; brother , Gordon,; daughter-in-law, Nancy Ann; and wife, Mary.
He is survived by his children, Alan and his children, Matt & Beth (Katie & Melody), Amanda & Michael McLennan (Chrissy & Luke), and Justin; Jim, and his children, Jason & Cheyenne, Tim & Surine (Taylor), and Gina; Billie & Mike and her children, Monte (Cole& Brody), and Nicki. Also surviving is Dean Harnar.
We wish to express our deep gratitude for our troop of caregivers for both Mom and Dad: Susan Bennett, June Thomas, Andrea Tracy, Lynda Woodhall, Markann Mattox, Pam Jurries Eguia, Kelli Jo Sorrell, Chris Larson, and Dennis & Lorna Howard.
Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Kirkpatrick Memorial Community Church, Parma, ID. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.dakanfuneralchapel.com
Memorial contributions may be made to Old Fort Boise Historical Society, Attn: Jim Jefferies, PO Box 942, Parma ID, 83660; or the Yellow Pine (Schoolhouse) Museum, PO Box 99, Yellow Pine, ID 83677; or to .

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Apr. 13, 2016
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