Robert Bell Wallace
1951 - 2019
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Robert Bell Wallace
July 10, 1951 – April 14, 2019
Bob passed unexpectedly while vacationing in the Dominican Republic. He was 67 years old. Bob was born in Redwood City, CA and moved to the valley at a young age. He attended Robert's Ferry Grammar School and graduated from Hughson High School in 1969.
Bob had a successful career in construction as owner of Wallace Construction in Turlock, building numerous apartment and condominium projects. A passion came to life when Bob opened Timberline Sports Shop in Turlock, specializing in quality ski and sports equipment. In 1994, Bob joined JP Ranches in Ballico, overseeing almond and cattle operations.
Bob worked hard and played even harder. He lived life to the fullest every day. Bob knew no strangers, and loved all the friends he made over the years. He loved his family and loved to travel.
He is survived by his wife Beverly Tickenoff Wallace and her sons Ben and Tommy Tickenoff (Tara) and Tommy's children Taylen and Weston. Bob is also survived by his son Brian Matthew Wallace (fiancé Elena Roemer) of Oakland, CA, brothers Blair Wallace (Sasha Spiegel, daughter Mikaela) of Tahoe City, CA, Donald Wallace (husband Michael Boockholdt and son Wallace Zumini) of Groveland CA, sister Casey Wright (Rich), daughter Megan Guebert (Christian) of Eldorado Hills, extended ranch family include Gail and Ted Pitts-Thorn, Jennifer Pitts-Pacheco, and Justine Pitts. Bob was preceded in death by his father Robert Wallace Jr. and mother Helen Anne (Gourley) Wallace.
Celebration of Life will be held on June 29. Details of the event and photos of Bob's life can be found at In lieu of flowers the family is asking you donate to the Modesto Society for Disabilities or a charity of your choice.

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Published in Modesto Bee on May 10, 2019.
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June 23, 2019
Bob was a good friend in grammar school at Roberts Ferry and Hughson High. We spent summers riding horses on their ranch and he was a avid snow skier where he and his brothers competed in different sking compatitions. I remember every friday afternoon at Roberts Ferry school during ski season he and his brothers and sister would leave school early in the day to head to Sugar Bowel ski resort to start the weekend skiing. Our paths didn't cross that much in the years after High School but I always remember the fun I had with him and his brothers during that time of our lives, good people. Bob you will be so missed by a lot of people. Love John Brereton.
John Brereton
June 14, 2019
Beverly, I know it's been years since we've seen each other, but, my deepest sympathies on Bob's sudden passing. We didn't spend a lot of time together, but he was always warm, welcoming and gracious. A great loss. I am so sorry for you and your family. Thoughts and prayers are with you- Kitsy Olson
June 14, 2019
My sincere condolences. May the memories of the good times help dilute the pain of your loss.
I liked the way Bob treated me. I had great respect for him! Please know that I'm here should I be needed.
Dan Whisenhunt
June 11, 2019
Beverly and Family
Bob was a great man who always had a smile on his face. It was a great honor to work this him! He will be missed.
Jenn Horton (Smith)
June 10, 2019
Godspeed Bob! Say hello to all of our loved ones up there with you perhaps you and William can split a nice bottle of red wine! You were a great friend and loved by so many I will miss you my funny friend
Rebecca Hollingsworth
June 10, 2019
So sorry about your husband. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.May he rest in peace.
Nilda Pinheiro
June 10, 2019
Bob was the only person who stopped and helped me when I was in a hit in run accident corner of Looney and Oakdale Rd. He even tried to find the person who did it. A super nice guy always joyful and friendly when he would come into the office at Hilltop. Will be missed
Dorinda Bullcok
May 11, 2019
Still having a hard time believing this. Such a friendly, fun loving man always ready to share a bear hug. Bev, boys, Jahn, Brian, my sincere condolences to you all.
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