Pasco - Robert (Bob) Williams, 69 of Pasco, WA went to be with the Lord on July 5, 2021, after a courageous fight with leukemia.
The youngest of 10 children, Bob was born to Russell and Clarebell Williams on April 25, 1952, in Spokane, WA. Bob spent his formative years in the Spokane area and later graduated from Mt. Vernon High School. He married the love of his life Laura, in 1978, and they moved back to eastern Washington to start a family in the Tri-Cities. Bob and Laura spent 43 wonderful years together and proudly raised their three children - Courtney, Andrea, and Evan.
Bob had many passions; one was his job at the United States Postal Service. Over his 24-year career he delivered mail, was the National Association of Letter Carriers Union President, and most recently the District's Driver Safety Instructor "1, 2, 3 take the key". Bob's other passions almost always included taking care of people, especially his family. He often volunteered to lead work BBQ's, bringing folks together; as well as playing Santa Clause at the annual Christmas party, bringing smiles to kid's faces. His greatest passion, however, was his children. He never missed a game as they grew up and for 40 years read "Twas the Night Before Christmas" on Christmas Eve, without fail, no matter where they were. Bob was an avid Seahawks fan, loved kayaking on the Columbia River, and meeting new people. He was a mentor to many, a friend to all, and had a true zest for life.
He is preceded in death by his parents-Russell and Clarebell, brother-Harold, sisters-Hazel, Mary, Violet, and Val; In-laws Dick Eden, Homer Jenks, and Bob Olson; and his father-in-law Donald Rothrock and brother-in-law Roy Rothrock.
He is survived by his wife-Laura, children-Courtney, Andrea, and Evan (Dennette), grandchildren-Ellie, Daniel, Noah, brothers-Monty (Jan), Larry, Les (Susie) and Cal, in-laws Phyllis Williams, Larry Hall, and Kitty Kellogg. He is also survived by Myra Rothrock "favorite mother-in-law" and his brother-in-law Steve (Brenda) Rothrock, as well as the many nieces, nephews, and friends he has influenced along the way.
Services and a celebration of life will be held in August. For updates, please check back at the following website: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/10262871
Published by Skagit Valley Herald from Jul. 18 to Jul. 19, 2021.