Robert "Bob" Hendrix
Robert "Bob" HENDRIX Age 65. The long-time Seattleite died unexpectedly on February 19, 2012 while vacationing in Hawaii. He died as he lived, enjoying life to the fullest. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia on March 17, 1946, Bob spent his early years in Vancouver B.C., Spokane, WA and ultimately Seattle WA. Bob served in the U. S. Army and upon discharge began his long career in retail working for the Pay-N-Save Corporation, where he worked his way from sweeping floors to becoming a store manager. In 1984 Bob joined the newly created Costco Wholesale Corporation, and spent the remainder of his retail career with the company, eventually serving as Vice President, General Merchandise Manager of Foods & Sundries for the NW Region. Throughout his time at Pay-N-Save and Costco, Bob touched many lives as his passion for the business and his love for the people became his signature, as he made and retained many lifelong friends. In 1995, Bob left Costco to help his family form Seattle-based Experience Hendrix and Authentic Hendrix, the companies entrusted to manage his first cousin, Jimi's, musical legacy. Until the time of his death Bob was actively involved with day-to-day business operations serving as the company's Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Bob can best be described as the most easy-going, driven person you could meet. Those who knew him from work will recall his jovial nature, optimism, kindness, compassion, generosity, determination and straight-forward style of communication. He was no different outside of the office. He enjoyed living every moment and invited those around him to share in his joy. It was hard not to have fun when Bob was around. Family meant everything to Bob, and he treasured the time spent with them. Bob was preceded in death by his father Frank Dewolf Hendrix and mother Eudora Pearl Brown. He is survived by his loving wife Sharon (and her daughter Ashley); previous wife Sandra (her daughters Pamela and Delisa), and Bob's first wife Shirley mother of his two sons Robert II (wife Chérie) grandchildren: Brittany, Robert III; and Chris (wife Therese) grandchildren: Xavier, Michael, Marie, Basil, Angela and Katherine. His love for his "grandbabies" seemingly had no bounds, and was a source of joy over the years. He also leaves behind his sister Diane "Faith" Hendrix, his brother Henri Brown, and their children, numerous cousins, friends, and colleagues. There will be a rosary on Wednesday, February 29 at 7:00 pm at Blessed Sacrament Church in Seattle. His family wishes that he be granted eternal rest. Then in keeping with the man, there will be a celebration of his life for family and friends at one of his favorite spots, The Columbia Tower Club in Seattle on Sat- urday, March 3 between 3 and 6pm.
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Published by The Seattle Times on Feb. 26, 2012.
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8 years I have missed you immensely. Always on my mind my dear Bob. Life was so much better with your love, laughter and kindness. Love always, your wife
Sharon Hendrix
Spouse
February 21, 2020
sharon Hendrix
February 21, 2019
51 years and counting! Not a day goes by without thoughts of you. You will always be missed!
Leslie Brentwood
Friend
February 20, 2019
Thank you for always being my Angel and making things happen for me from above; there is simply no other explanation with some of these things that completely fall into place for me. I miss your smile, your laughter and our friendship so very, very much.
Barbie
October 4, 2017
49 years and counting, missing you every day!
February 22, 2017
Missing you every day my dear husband. 5 years and it is still raw.
February 22, 2017
Five years last Sunday, Bob. You are missed.
February 21, 2017
Five years yesterday, Bob. You are missed.
February 21, 2017
May 17, 2016
RIP Bobby. I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with you, when I participated in the first "Experience Hendrix" project. I will never forget how you went out of your way to make sure I felt comfortable there. We spoke of your and Jimi's love of Blues and had a good laugh confiscating apples for Hubert Sumlin...lol. I wish I had the pleasure of knowing you longer, my brother. Take your rest....Jimmy D. Lane
Jimmy D. Lane
October 21, 2014
Bob had been a part of my life since 1968. I feel almost as if we grew up together. We definitely grew older together. I think of him everyday. I can't believe my best friend is no longer with us. He has visited me in my dreams and I do feel his presence. I look forward to seeing him again one day. He definitely is miss by all who knew him. RIP my dear friend, I'll meet you in the next life and won't be late. Leslie Rene'
January 6, 2014
At Christmas I put the last card that I received from Bob on the fireplace mantle with all of the other cards. My year ended with loving and wonderful thoughts of him. R.I.P.!
Bj Jordan
January 4, 2014
I was just a visitor at the Turtle Bay Resort having lunch when Bob died. I did not know the man, but I was with Sharon at that awful time, running with her to change and gather things from her room. My husband and I think of you often. A memory we will never forget.
January 4, 2014
I think of you each and every day, Bob. No friendship has ever had the impact on me as ours did. Thank you for watching over me (us) and making sure that I have reminders that you are 'just a thought away'. Thank you for coming to me in my dreams; they feel so incredibly real. I miss you too...
Barbie White
January 3, 2014
I was on tour 2001 bob was a great friend and a good boss rip
troy craig
October 12, 2013
I and my family met Bob when he came to Springfield Virginia Ina restaurant and bought my daughter and I drink
We stayed friends for many years. Losing contact about a year ago
Happy and generous and great friend
RIP Bob ill have the memories
Cynthia DeRisi
August 28, 2013
My thoughts are always with Bob and the family. I miss talking to him and his visits. RIP!
May 29, 2013
May 29, 2013. I just discovered Bob's passing. Bob an I were good friends back in our days with Pay and Save. We lost touch when I left Seattle to work for Hospital Corporation of America. He was my boss but that didn't keep us from becoming friends. He was a great guy and I'm sorry I missed so much of his life. Love you Bob
Mike Craig
May 29, 2013
All my love and prayers Sharon and Ashley... Carla
January 11, 2013
Remembering Bob, a man of infinite generosity, kindness, wit and passion for life. His presence could light a room and his laugh put smiles on our faces. Bob will remain in our hearts forever as a dear friend who cherished his friends and family - and who left this legacy of love. We will always remember Bob and find comfort in the many wonderful memories of happy times together. He was truly a special man.
Anne and Grant Skrypnyk
August 21, 2012
We cherish our memories of the times we were blessed enough to spend with Bob (and Sharon!) - who welcomed us on our first meeting as though we were long-time friends. What an amazing gift to this world. When we think of Bob, we think of his big smile, his 'easy' laugh, his positive outlook and how he enjoyed life. We remember his generosity and cheer, and how he lavished love on Sharon - who is quite obviously the love of his life. We miss you already, Bob, and have hopes that one day we will all meet again where there is no more death - no more sorrow - but plenty of time to laugh, share and enjoy each other once again. You were one amazing, loving and exemplary man. You're forever in our hearts.
John and Helen Little
July 30, 2012
Dearest Bobbi
My birthdays will always remind me of the time you surprised me by renewing your marriage vows to me in front of friends and family at my birthday party. Ashley reminded me last night that you married me 3 times in 10 years. Thank you for always marrying me. I miss you My Love.
Sharon
Sharon Hendrix
July 13, 2012
Happy 10th Anniversary My Love. I cherish the 9 gold plated roses you gave me last year as they are a permanent bouquet celebrating our marriage.
xoxo Shar
July 9, 2012
Sometimes I sit and still think of you Grandpa, especially when you would come out to Vegas around this time of year. I hope you are resting peacefully and know that we all miss you still very much. I wish to keep your memory and spirit alive through friends, family, and people that you have had an incredible impact on.
Brittany Brown
July 3, 2012
Sharon....Bob was a great "Light"...we had so much fun with both of you on the Silverseas Cruise...we so much wanted to come to the 4th of July party one of these days!!! Anyway...he was just a person that you were drawn to...a Happy Spirit. You two were an awesome couple...and we had so much fun!!! He lived so big, guess he knew and had to fill life with everything he could. He did it well and made everyone around him happy. You can't replace the hole left...but hopefully it will fill with such wonderful memories.Takes a lot of time, doesn't it??? And Thank God for the time you had with him!!! Lots of love and hugs and more hugs and love.
Chris & Chuck Quist
Chris Quist
June 27, 2012
My friend, my brother, my cousin, my family are all words that were used by a man that hardly knew my family and I from any stranger. However, Bob Hendrix, you showed us how loving, caring and respectable man you are, and you will NEVER, NEVER, EVER be forgotten. We miss you dearly and yet still speak about you as if we were getting together tomorrow. Words alone can't express the pain in our hearts on how much we miss you, but we also pray that you yourself are no longer in pain. We love you Brother Bob and will forever remain in our hearts!
Sunny Punn
June 27, 2012
Bob, you touched so many hearts, mine included. I will always remember you as a kind and gental man. You put happiness all around you and I am blessed to have been in your life.
Thank you, you will be remembered forever.
Dora Kennedy
June 27, 2012
I only met Bobby a few times but I sensed he was a good man and that he made my friend Sharon the happiest I think she had ever been.
Annemette Jorgensen
June 27, 2012
My dear Bob can finally rest in peace. Bob's internment took place June 2, 2012 and a Military Funeral Honors Team presented a flag to me "on behalf of a grateful nation as an expression of appreciation for the honorable and fathful service rendered by your loved one". Bob has been laid to rest with his grandmother, mother and father in one of the benches in the Jimi Hendrix Memorial in Renton, WA. Rest now, my love. You will never be forgotten.
I miss you deeply every day. Love your wife, Sharon
Sharon Hendrix
June 4, 2012
I recently learned of Bob's passing into heaven, and was so very saddened to hear these news. To his family and friends I offer sincere condolences. To you Sharon and to Ashley, I offer my deepest sympathy. I will pray for you to gain peace and serenity as time allows your hearts to heal. You were blessed to share a life together...Bob has gone ahead of you to prepare a special place in heaven for you...there, he patiently waits for you, loving you and watching over you to keep you safe.
A friend, Louise
Louise Le Cavalier
May 7, 2012
I am sending condolences to the Hendrix family. One particular member us Faith Hendrix. She was my enrollment counselor at University of Phoenix. Faith I hope you get to view this message. I encourage you to keep praising God. I miss speaking to you. I praise God for leading me to this site. God Bless you and your family.
Reginald Ingram
April 19, 2012
Dearest Papa
Your grandbabies will miss you this Easter and all the other days of the year. Love you with all our hearts, Xavier, Michael, Marie, Basil, Angela, Bobby, and Catherine. xoxo
April 5, 2012
I will always be appreciative for the unique opportunity to have worked directly with Bob during the 2001 Red House tour. I could never forget that particular "Experience" including some silly yet laughable, high-spirited behavior including my "15 minutes of fame"...Great fun I admit. Bob also offered his extreme generosity, warmth and kindness during all of my brief work related assignments in Seattle. Yes, it is so entirely true, Bob was definitely a bigger than life person with a big heart. Please accept my deepest and sincere condolences.
Barry Gruber
April 4, 2012
Hey Mama Bear... just thinking of you.

We were all so jealous of what you guys had. We still are. You're were right though... the higher you rise the further you fall.

You got to experience a unbelievable view that most people never reach but hitting the ground sucks the life out of you in a way we could never possibly understand. Any of us would give up anything we could to end this feeling for you. The only cure is time and a lot of love. Unfortunately we can only give you the love.

Broken bones will heal and eventually you will run out of tears. Scars will cover up the ugly wounds and the most amazing chapter of your life will be a memory of smiles and laughter, not pain and tragedy. It will take a long time but this chapter will end and a new one will be written with the help of all those who love you so much.

There will be more smiles, laughter, and happy times. Though they will never be able to replicate his smile or laugh he will want you to enjoy them because every part of him wants to see the sparkle of your happiness that lights up our lives.

Part of us died that day as he rose above and took a piece of us with him. It will take a long time to heal, but just know that you have a bigger piece of our hearts than you will ever realize. We're always here no matter what you need.

XOXO
Brandon Boswell
March 20, 2012

Dear Sharon



We are so very sorry to hear about Bob. Friends from the cruise sent us the obit from the Seattle Times.

He was the best of guys. We only new him for a short time - (2010 Silver Seas Cruise) but we laughed a lot; you made a wonderful couple.



Be strong and take care - he would want you to be happy.



Robin & Lyn Donoghue - London
Robin & Lyn Donoghue
March 18, 2012
OMG.... Sharon, we just saw Bob's obit... I cried all morning. I'm just devastated and I cannot possibly imagine what you are going through. We don't have a clue what happened, but this is a tragedy for everyone who knew or even just met him. It's amazing that just knowing you two for a few weeks could affect us so much...but you both are so ...I don't know.... enlightening? You both just light up a room!!!! The obit was perfect.... he was joyous and lived life well... and "infected" everyone around him with joy! I am sick that we were not able to get together after the Silverseas trip...what's it been, 2 years or 3??? I miss you!!!! All we can say are platitudes...nothing really makes it better. Just know we honestly care and hope you can get through this without being torn to pieces.. he wouldn't want that. We love the two of you....even if we haven't been able to see you. He, at least, will be laughing and playing in an even better spot... although way too early for us to accept it! If we can do anything...don't have a clue what, but just ask!!! Meanwhile, we sent tons and tons and tons of love and hugs to you. Bless you. Bless Bob.

Chris and Chuck Quist
Silverseas/Brazil cruise
Chris Quist
March 18, 2012
Dear Janie & Sharon:
I am so shocked and saddened to learn that Bob has passed away. Bob was both a focused and skillful business executive and a good friend and companion in the Experience Hendrix office. Bob was always accessible for discussion of any issue or question which arose, and always considered both the business needs and personal issues which were involved.
During office meetings or gatherings Bob generally acted as a moderator and organizer, focused on making sure that all the relevant thoughts, ideas and memories were considered and factored into the pertinent discussions and decisions. With his many years of familiarity with company projects, resources and operations, Bob was also an expert in both the history and policies of the Hendrix companies, and played a major role in maintaining good faith and consistency in company decisions. He also enjoyed the social interaction within the office -- I remember our Christmas gift exchange party last December, where Bob made sure that the gift interactions complied with all the rules!
Bob was also one of the main spokesmen regarding Hendrix matters and policies in discussions with third parties in many contexts, relating to business transactions, personnel matters, and litigation as well as preservation of the company's assets, information and operating procedures. And Bob's thoughts and decisions were always based on many years of thoughts and experience.
Although Bob's life on earth has ended, I believe that his spirit is now in Heaven, close to the Lord and all those old friends and family members who departed earlier. May the Lord bless and keep him, and give courage and peace to those who are now left to mourn his loss and treasure his memories.
May the Lord spread His blessings upon you and your families,
Reed
Reed Wasson
March 18, 2012
First, I'd want to send you my sincere condolences regarding your loss. I fondly remember the last time I saw both you and Bob together at Janie's birthday celebration. I was at your table for quite a while jabbering away with both of you about all kinds of things, including lots of good laughs.


Earlier that same night, I was talking to two big guys, who looked like brothers. I didn't know they were or their connection with Bob until one of them yelled out a verbal jab in the side to Bob who was near by. Bob came over and gave him a verbal jab back letting him know, don't mess with Dad. Then I realized the connection. During the conversation I had with them, I could see and hear the love and comfort level they had with one another.


Experiencing that made me feel good. If there were more parent and child relationships like that, the world would be a much better place. That may sound cliche but it's a fact of life.


Here's hoping there will be more parents like Bob Hendrix.


Wishing you all the best to you and your family,


Bruce Kuhlman
Bruce Kuhlman
March 18, 2012
Dearest Sharon,
We are so sorry to hear the news of your beloved Bob. What an absolute shock it was to hear as we were only talking about Bob about two hours before I read your email. We were buying some tiles and the man selling them to us, his mobile phone started ringing and his ringtone was a Jimmy Hendrix song. Graham told the man that we had met Jimmy's cousin whilst on a cruise.
We remember you both with such warmth. I remember the first time we met Bob we were having a black tie dinner on the ship...... "Sue, do you like Bourbon" he said and then we all went upto your suite where Bob poured me a couple of his special drink and i got slightly ....ok, quite tiddly. He was such a lively friendly man and it was lovely meeting up with him a few times here in London after the cruise.
We send you our love and condolences at this very sad and hard time for you.
I promise you we will raise a glass of Hendrix gin and tonic with a slice of cucumber in it on the 3rd March..... he taught us how lovely the drink was.
With fondest love
Sue and Graham xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sue Graham
March 18, 2012
Bob was truly a kind and wonderful man, I cannot imagine the loss you, your family and all those that called him a friend must be feeling. I am so sorry for your great loss.

I wish you strength and peace through this difficult time; if there is anything I can do, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Brian Strilesky
Brian Strilesky
March 18, 2012
Bob has been my mentor for the last 16 years here at Experience Hendrix. He has always been a man of character, integrity and ethics. He has shown through his day to day business life that he practices what he preaches. I have always respected his intelligence and have been inspired by his compassion and kindness towards all people. He never made you feel like you were beneath him but rather you were beside him working toward a common goal. I will miss his weekly whistles as he walked down the hall towards my office. I will miss our talks, his laughs and his daily requests. I will miss knocking on his office door and Bob calling out “Please Come In”. He was a great man that has touched my life profoundly and I will carry his memory and spirit forever. God has a special place for Bob… and I will do my best to make him proud. Forever in our hearts…

Peace, Prayers and Blessings,

Amanda L. Howell
Amanda Howell
March 18, 2012


One of the best memories I have of him was actually my last. It was during my sister's wedding when "Brickhouse" came on (as it always did at any party Bob was at). I suddenly felt a hand pulling me onto the dancefloor, and of course, it was Bob :) I immediately asked him, "Where is Sharon?!" to which he replied with a smile, "In the bathroom, as usual..." We danced for a little while and I remember thinking, "man, this guy's got moves for an old boy" :) Suddenly, his face lit up and he exclaimed, "There's my wife!!!" I left you two on the dancefloor and walked away thinking about how you two had the kind of relationship I hoped to have one day. I have never seen a man love anyone the way he loved you. In fact, one of the last things I ever said to him was, "If I ever get married, I want it to be to a man like you."


Another conversation I had with Bob that I will never forget was during a party that my Mom and Grant were having at their old place on Columbia. I remember I was talking to him about how I was having some problems with my boyfriend, and his response was, "Girl, all you gotta do is look at that boy once, and all your problems will be solved. You could get anything you want in the world with those eyes." I thought my heart would burst.


Bob was one of the kindest, most generous souls I have ever been lucky enough to encounter. He was an amazing man who I always looked up to and adored, because he was one of the few strong and wonderful male figures I've had in my life. Heaven is lucky to have him.


Hope you're doing okay, honey. See you tomorrow.


Love you.


Sara
xoxoxxx.
Sara Kristiansen
March 18, 2012
My favourite memory of Bob, the one that remains so strong in my mind, was from an unlikely event - musical chairs. In order to determine the order in which guest tables could visit the food stations at our wedding, we played a game of musical chairs. Maybe it was because he was hungry, maybe it was to impress Sharon, or maybe because he had such great rhythm, but Bob beat out almost every contestant (young and old).
Merete
Merete Lewis
March 18, 2012
When I relocated from CT and began working for the Hendrix family in 1999, I recall seeing a tall, suited man entering the offices with a briefcase daily. I would later come to know this stately man as "Bob." My memories of him from there on were cheerful and friendly. Bob would start each performance evaluation he and Janie held with me by inviting me into her office, motioning me to the "hot seat" with a stern expression, then flashing his broad smile and offering me encouraging words. Janie would laugh too as she and her cousin would enjoy the caper of "making you sweat." And I smile every time I think of Bob walking through the halls of the office like the town crier calling out "staff meeting" in a bellowing voice. He was a gentle giant whose ability to make you laugh came as a surprise from a man who was so professional. I remember telling Bob I was a vegetarian and had been one all my life to which he apologized, as he placed his pork chop in the microwave. And on numerous occasions he would enter the lunchroom where Janie, Amanda, Tamera and I would be eating, ask us what we had and when we told him Thai tofu he would turn up his nose and back away, making the sign of the cross with his fingers.

I remember Bob joking with my daughter Brooke each year about how tall she was getting. He called her "Brookie" like the rest of our family. This was just one example of the remarkable ways in which Bob made people feel special.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, I called Bob from my family's home in CT to tell him tell him to turn on the news after the first of the two World Trade Center towers had been hit. When he realized it was indeed a terrorist attack, Bob's recommendation for how America should respond would not have made a good sound bite due to the colorful words, but it certainly demonstrated his love for country (as a proud dual citizen), his strong opinions, and his intolerance for evil. He was one of the last Boy Scouts.

Bob was a smart and savvy man and I was always impressed by his knowledge and intellect. Perhaps it increased at a faster pace than mine because while I was laughing and joking on the tour bus during the Experience Hendrix Tour, Bob was reading the Wall Street Journal across the aisle from me.

He kept his office temperature too cold for most of us, but it was warmed by the jazz he played and his jovial personality -- if you weren't in trouble with him. I will always be appreciative of the time I was privileged to spend in the company of Bob Hendrix. My years at EH will always be among my most treasured for many reasons and among them because it was there that I came to know a man who showed me a real life image of prestige without piety, pride without arrogance, and generosity without motive. His words of kindness and praise said to me will encourage me for a lifetime.





More love than I can convey,
Lin
Trust in the Lord!
Lin Anderson
March 18, 2012
Bob,
Gone too soon! I never got a chance to meet you, but from the beautiful things my Mom tells me about you, I'm glad you were born. Happy Birthday! Your Cousin,
Sharon Jordan
March 17, 2012
Happy Birthday Big Guy... Miss you so much. Me and mom will sing long enough for you to hear us. I love you xoxo

Love always your daughter Ashley
Ashley
March 17, 2012
Bob, I was thinking of you on your special day with fond memories. Happy Birthday. We all miss you and will never forget your generous and loving spirit.

With Love,
Cousin Bj
Bj Jordan
March 17, 2012
Happy Birthday Bob. We are thinking of you on your special day and hope that Heaven has a wonderful Celebration for you today! God Bless you Bob.

With Love,
Sandra and Pam
Pamela May
March 17, 2012
Sharon... It felt like yesterday you and Bob were at my wedding. I didnt know your husband well, from what I hear he is a loving genuine, heart filled husband. I remember looking through your honeymoon book of you and Bob and you inspired Mike and I to go to the Carribean. Well if it wasn't for you, Mike and I wouldnt be on our honeymoon in the Carribean. Sharon you are a strong lady and your thoughts are with us everyday. Xoxo
Caylee Williams
March 16, 2012
Dearest Sharon, Bob, Chris, Henri, Diane & Families
I was deeply saddened by Bob's unexpected death and can only imagine what a difficult time this must be for all of you.
In my recollections of our youth as first cousins, I always looked forward to the times we visited Bob and family in the States or that he returned to Canada to visit us here. We talked together,we played together, we walked together and, of course, we laughed a lot together. Sometimes we shared stories about the cultural differences in our experiences as children of colour living in the U.S, and in Canada. But generally speaking, being with Bob was all treat; all delight.
For even as a youth, Bob had the gift of giving great joy. He enraptured us with his stories, his wise cracks, quips and jokes. He just intuitively understood that the best gift he could share was to lift the spirits of those around him with the healing power of humour and play.
To be in his company was to be regaled by his ability to use deliberate exaggeration for comic effect. He was really a master of satire and parody and the result was you just always felt better to have been in his robust presence.
Bob underplayed his sensitive side. He was a very thoughtful man who often took the time to make a call from the road just to say hello and find out how things might be going on my end. I appreciated his loyalty, kindness and compassion.
But words fall short. Losing Bob is a tragic event, period.
My deepest condolences.
Cousin Judith Collins-Maxie
Judith Maxie
March 13, 2012
As the days go on the memories of Bob are taking over me and I cannot believe he is really gone. I can still hear his big laugh... I cannot think of a time we were together and did not laugh. He was so amazing and I am truly devastated.

I have always admired him for his class, generosity and love for his family and friends. I was fortunate enough to be his daughter for 12 years.

I always expressed to him how I felt about him... That I loved him dearly and was grateful for him taking care of me and my wonderful mother. He was the best father I have ever known and that anyone could ever know. So make sure to hold your loved ones tight and tell them how you feel because at the end of the day "it's all about family"

Thanks for teaching me what a true gentleman is and what a father should be.

Until we meet again Bobbi... You are my father, my hero, my friend.

Rest in Paradise Big Guy xoxo

I love you,

Your Daughter Ashley
March 12, 2012
Bobbi was always bigger than life, he lived his life that way as well....He was generous to a fault, as all of our friends know...arranging limo's and luncheons when we were at the Wineries in Naramata....John always admired his sense of style, so much that Bobbi often would give John his favourite shirts...John wore them proudly...

John and I sincerely extend our heartfelt condolences to you Sharon and the families...

Love Regitta and John Roach
March 12, 2012
Thanks for watching over us Bob. Before, now and always.
Chris Hulbert
March 11, 2012
Sharon~

I have been struggling on whither or not I should contact you. I wasn't sure if hearing from me would be more traumatic. I was there that day by the pool. I was one of the people that first responded. I was one of people that stayed with you once the paramedics got there.

I know that saying sorry will not change anything. I wish I could have done something that would have changed what happened. I am so sorry that I could not do more. I would give anything to try and relieve some of the pain and suffering that you are feeling.

I have thought of both you and Bob every day.Every thing I have read on this guest book proves that Bob was a wonderful man. I am sorry, I wish we could have done more.

Please know that I pray for both you and Bob each night and I will continue to do so.
Desirae Caton
March 11, 2012
Its our regular Friday night Date Night and you are not on your way home to me. I miss you Baby
March 9, 2012
Sharon I was the woman who was with you at the Turtle Bay Resort. Maureen, the woman who went with you to get your stuff. I am so sorry to hear of Bobs death, he sounded like a wonderful man. I haven't stopped thinking of you and that day since I left. You are in my heart and prayers.
Maureen David
March 8, 2012
My Dearest Bobbi
You have been the light, the joy, the laughter in my life for 12 beautiful years. I am completely lost without you. May life up there be as good to you as you were to everyone here on earth.
I miss you, I love you, I am empty
Love your wife, Sharon
Sharon Hendrix
March 5, 2012
I fondly remember Bobby working in the camera department at Pay-n-Save on Rainier and McClellan. Dad and I would visit him quite often and he was always glad to see us.  The big smile and robust hello were indicators.  Later, while working for Costco in his tree-house like office where the sign on his door read, "Fort Hendrix," we all realized that he was climbing the corporate ladder! We were always so proud of him.  And no matter how high Bobby climbed, he was never too important or busy to help when needed.  I could always rely on Bobby to come driving across the parking lot of Lamont's, where I worked in Burien, to change my tire or give me a jump.  My mom apparently thought he was my personal rescue team.  Most knights in shining armor come riding up on a white horse.  Bobby came riding up in a Honda Accord.
And while most of you knew Bobby with his trademark shiny bald head, he actually had an Afro once upon a time.  I know because I used to cut his hair in my kitchen.  

Then the day came when Bobby joined us at Experience Hendrix.  He is a part of our memories there from the downtown offices to the current offices where never a day went by without Bobby pulling his laptop along in his briefcase on wheels, whistling his happy tune, as he made his way down the hall to his office.  There will forever be flashbacks of Bobby "playing the dozens" with Willie, or joking with me about our early lives as we ate together at luncheons or special occasions.  One of my favorite mental snapshots will be of Bob with his annual Strawberry Shortcake piled high and smiling like a Cheshire cat before he dug in.  

Bobby's ability to bring humor to situations will always be a happy memory for me.  We were once having one of our many meetings with our attorneys when a woman stopped us and asked, "Can I help YOU people?"  
Bob looked at me with his eyebrows raised and his eyes stretched widely and repeated, "Can I help YOU PEOPLE???"  I don't know if the woman realized she had become fodder for our private joke, but we continued to laugh about that for years!  

And, of course, Bobby would never let you forget the things he loved, such as Baileys Hayden...they both had the initials BH; his cruises --We were all relieved when he called to let us know he was okay; his love for his wife, children, and grandchildren.  The pictures in his office made that love most obvious.  He also had a "yes man" in his office which uttered such phrases as, "I couldn't agree with you more" and "You are absolutely right!" We would take turns making it shout out accolades of praise. The laughter that would follow still rings in my ears.  Bob loved laughter.  He had an incredible sense of humor.  He also had a passion for life that he poured into everything he did.  He would sometimes yell and holler to get his point across, and to further emphasize his point he, at times, would dramatically storm out of the room.  Moments later he would return and apologize for his outburst.  His passion was matched by his manners.  He didn't like to leave disagreements or ill feelings hanging.  "Live life to the fullest," he'd say, "tomorrow isn't promised."  That was his motto.  And how true it proved to be.  I'll remember that along with all of great things about him and comical things as well, like  his ties, which were way too short -- I think he forgot he was so tall; his 70's outfit he wore to the Jimi birthday party, complete with an Afro wig -- the real one had retired on him years earlier; and one of my funniest memories, the night we went out to a club with Bobby in New York City and Bobby dumping...
rather speedily dropping off Diane and me because he said no one believed we were his sister and cousin and we were blocking his dating action.  But, barring that event, Bob was truly loyal. He showed that loyalty to his family time and time again.  His family love is something else I'll always remember. His sons will remember it too, in part, because of the annual Christmas picture he would take with his boys and Santa Claus.  Family meant the world to him and he kept the memories of his family stored deep inside.  Every now and again he would reminisce through tearful stories when he'd had a few drinks too many.  He had a big heart.  Who could ever forget that?

Time will pass, and pictures may fade, but the memory of Bobby will stay fresh in my mind.  Every time I hear a hearty laugh or someone whistling, I'll remember my cousin...the one who made his way into my heart -- where he'll stay.
Janie Hendrix
March 5, 2012

I fondly remember Bobby working in the camera department at Pay-n-Save on Rainier and McClellan. Dad and I would visit him quite often and he was always glad to see us.
Janie Hendrix
March 4, 2012
Bj & Sharon Jordan
March 4, 2012
Leslie Brentwood
March 4, 2012
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Nancy, Ron and family
March 3, 2012
Never afraid to laugh and change the mood to "positive", Bob was a kind and caring person. It was a pleasure to know him through those Costco beginnings! We build memories from our experiences and I will not forget "Bob"........Rest in Peace my freind.....
Dave Faraca
March 2, 2012
Big Heart and Big Laughs: that 's my memory of my cousin Bob. I treasured our summer vacation visits between Vancouver and Seattle and later Spokane. Sending love, peace, and sweet memories to Henri, Diane, Robert III, Chris, and Shirley.
Our deepest sympathies, Sharon,
Cousin Theresa (Sneed) Lewis and family: Liana, Jarrod, and Julian
Theresa Lewis
March 1, 2012
Cousin Bob may you rest in peace and may I extend my condolences out to your wife and family.
Frank Hatcher
March 1, 2012
Until Bob came into my life I didn't know what true friendship, LOVE, compassion, support, respect, happiness, unselfishness, and contentment was. He was someone who made me feel loved, and special. When things went wrong he made them right. His wonderful sense of humor gave us many laughing attacks, and memories forever.
For the 18 years we were together he proved what a generous loving person he was by giving me my dream of living on acreage having and riding horses.
This is what I mean by Bob's support, unselfishness and unending generosity, because he did his best to please me and live my dream life which I will be forever grateful. I would never have known it otherwise. I along with many people and family know how giving and sharing Bob is and I only hope everyone truly appreciates that very rare quality.
In the end would I have changed anything...absolutely NOT! I feel very blessed to have had 18 years of his time and love. My girls got a father they would not have know otherwise and will also love and cherish the memory.
God bless you Bob, how lucky heaven is to have you now.
You will be missed deeply.
Sandra Hendrix
March 1, 2012
My heartfelt sympathy to Bob's family. He was truly a great man and wonderful friend. We will all miss his generous heart and wonderful spirit.
Debora Robinett
March 1, 2012
He was the very definition of a distinguished GENTLEman. He never had an unkind word to say about anyone.
Chris Hulbert
March 1, 2012
You will always remain in my memories as this amazing man who was full of life. May you rest in peace. My prayers with your wife and family
February 29, 2012
If you were lucky enough to know Bob, he is one of those 'forever' friends; one that would be there for you through thick or thin. If you asked for the moon, he'd give you the stars around it too. I have many fond memories that I will cherish forever; memories that I wouldn't trade for anything… except for a million more just like them.

We are eternally connected; heart and soul. It's only in our minds that separation is possible. -D. Virtue

I will miss you, my dear friend.
Barbie Tobin
February 29, 2012
My prayers are with you and your family. I have enjoyed our conversations at the Columbia Tower Club. You were a kind and gentle soul that lit up the room when you entered it. You will be missed.
Leah Fritz
February 29, 2012
I miss you Bobby so much... I love you more than you know. You are the world's most wonderful husband and father and I don't know how me and mom will go on without you to light up our lives.

You are my father, my hero and my friend and I will continue to make you proud as you watch over me.

I love you and miss you immensely. Rest in paradise Bobby... Can't wait to see you again and give you a great big hug xoxo

Love Always and forever your daughter

Ashley <3
Ashley
February 29, 2012
Dear Grandfather,
It was too bad that this had happened all of a sudden. I had plans on coming up for St. Patrick's Day (your birthday) and spending time with everyone. I will always miss you and will never forget the great times and memories.

Love always,
Brittany
Brittany Brown
February 28, 2012
We at Ange' French Cleaners,will miss Bob greatly,he was so sweet and always made us laugh,he was so kind and such a beautiful man. Our prayers are with you ,his family.Rest in peace Bob.We will miss your smiles.
Katy,Jeanne,Jennifer,Michael.
katy saulsman
February 28, 2012
The lives you have touched and the impressions you have left seem infinite. Though the world seemed to get darker when you passed, your life has lit up the world in a way that would make the moonlight jealous.

Your magical smile and magnetic personality made every moment spent with you too short. You were a hero and a role model to many. I strive to be a better man every day, since you have unknowingly shown me what a true gentleman is.

I have never seen so many hearts ripped out at once, but that only goes to show how big a piece you were able to capture from each of us.

I look forward to raising a glass with you when we meet again, and know you will be watching over those who loved you so dearly. Rest in peace young man, everything you gave the world shall live on indefinitely.

You will always be missed, but never forgotten.
Brandon Boswell
February 28, 2012
Bob was a valued client & a great friend. One of the nicest, sweetest people a person could ever hope to meet.
I will remember him always.
Jonathan Hanson Kirkland WA
Jonathan Hanson
February 28, 2012
Bob will be missed. I met him in the 80's and eventually worked for him in the Seattle warehouse, the original Costco. He definitely knew how to enjoy life. I know he will be missed greatly by his family.
Monique Anello
February 28, 2012
Our love and prayers go out to the entire family of Papa Bob. Our rosary Wednesday we unite with that at Blessed Sacrament. Wish we could be there in person. Love to each and every ONE!
Linda Vogel
February 28, 2012
Deepest condolences to the Hendrix family for their loss. I went to Blessed Sacrament with Bobbie (II)...may you and your family find comfort in the love and support of your family and friends at this difficult time.
De Anne Hehman
February 28, 2012
Bob,

I miss you now and always.

Jeanne
Jeanne Miller
February 28, 2012
Dear Bob,

I am so, sorry that I did not have the opportunity to meet you, in this life. My mom spoke of you frequently, and fondly. I looked forward to getting to know you. She told me that you asked about me on every occasion. Now, I will have to wait to meet you in heaven. Rest in peace. Your cousin,
Sharon Jordan
February 27, 2012
Everyone who new you felt your warmth and charm. I will especially miss your wry sense of humor and the way we all felt special in your presence. If "it's" there I'm sure you are as well; I can see you turning just as you walk in and looking back with that infectious smile, stirring the imaginary pot and crooning, "Boogety, Boogety, Boogety!". God bless the one of a kinds' out there.

- Your one time Son in Law
Casey Clark
February 27, 2012
Dear Mr. Hendrix,

I will greatly miss your smiling face, humorous and inspiring stories, and positive attitude. I cherish the times spent with you and your family. Praying daily,

Meghan
Meghan Vogel
February 27, 2012
Dear Bobby,
Even though we didn't see each other much over the past 30 years, you have had and always will have a special place in my heart.
Zoë Stewart
February 27, 2012
Dearest Bob, Thank you for all of the joy and happiness you brought to our family for 18 years. You will always hold a special place in my heart as one of the most loving and compassionate beings I have ever known. Most importantly of all, I thank you for being the most wonderful father anyone could have. God Bless you forever Bob. I love you and will miss you greatly.
Your loving daughter,
Pamela
Pamela May
February 27, 2012
Hendrix Family, I am deeply sadden to hear of your lost. Bob and I met as sponsored Black Achievers for the Meredith Mathews YMCA on Madison in Seattle. I was from Boeing and Bob from Costco. We had lost contact over the years. At the time we volunteered Bob chaired the job enhancement group. He was a no nonsense driver when it came to interviewing, dressing, writing a resume, and making a first impression. Baggie pants were unacceptable. He will be miss Please accept my condolences.
Vicky White
February 26, 2012
The Washington State Veterans Cemetery extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Robert Hendrix for your loss, to honor his service to our country and our patriotic hero.
February 26, 2012
I remember Bob well having worked for him at Costco in NW Regional. He was a kind, patient and effective leader who was well-respected for his intelligent and ethical approach to business and people. Sincere condolences to his many family and friends who will miss him. We can take heart knowing he is now safely in the Lord's care in Heaven.
Derald Porter
February 26, 2012
Words cannot express how I feel with the loss of one of God's most wonderful people. Bob loved life and enjoyed sharing his love of life with others. He was a very kind and generous person. He had a big heart and great love for his wife, sons and grandkids, as well as his sister and brother. I am praying for the soul of Bob. Peace to our family. May you find comfort in this disconcerting time. I'm going to miss Bob immensely. I enjoyed our time together. Now, I say to him sleep on my love. We all loved you, but it is God who loved you more. Now you are in his hands. Sweet memories. I will see you in the rose gardening that I'm planting for you. Your cousin.
Bj Jordan
February 26, 2012
To my dear friend of 43 years, I wish you God's speed and eternal peace and happiness.
Leslie Brentwood
February 26, 2012
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