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Robert Linn Klemmedson 89, passed away Sunday, October 24th, 2010 at Laurel Creek Health Center in Fairfield. Robert was born March 4th, 1921 in Fort Collins, Colorado to Linn and Faith (Larson) Klemmedson. He attended school in Arizona, and was a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Architecture. Bob was a true Renaissance Man, whose hobbies and talents were numerous and wide-ranging. A P-38 fighter pilot in the Army Air Corps during WWII, he flew 131 missions in the South Pacific, and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross. On June 29th, 1947 he married Dorothy Louise Merida in Santa Barbara, California. He established a private architecture practice in Orinda, California in 1950. He designed many unique homes in the Bay Area during his long career. In 1975, Bob and Dorothy moved to Green Valley. Bob was an avid glider pilot for most of his life, competing in many national competitions. He also loved to sail the "Barbara", a 1932 wooden schooner that he restored, competing for many years in the Master Mariners' race on the SF Bay. He was a 35-year member of the Green Valley Country Club, who claimed two "hole-in-ones." He was also a member of the Master Mariners' Benevolent Association, Rockville Presbyterian Fellowship, and the Soaring Society of America. In the last year of his life, Bob became very passionate about watercolor painting, creating many beautiful paintings of local scenes. Bob is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy, of Green Valley; his son, Ron (Susan) Klemmedson of Green Valley; his daughter Kim (Eric) Teot of Salt Lake City, Utah; four grandchildren, Betsy, Linn (Justin), David and Merida, and one great-grandson, Jake. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Don Klemmedson, and his granddaughter, Bree Klemmedson. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 29th at 11 a.m. at Rockville Presbyterian Fellowship, 4177 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield. Memorials may be made to the Rockville Presbyterian Fellowship Building Fund, at the above address. Arrangements are under the direction of Bryan-Braker, (707) 425-4697. You may sign the guest-book at www.bryanbraker.com.
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Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Oct. 27, 2010
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