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Robert "Bob" E Henry

July 20, 1947 ~ November 11, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Robert "Bob" Henry Obituary

Robert “Bob” Elford Henry of Hermiston, Oregon was born July 20, 1947, in Lakeside, Oregon to Bruce Earl Henry and Winnie Marie (Barzee, McNair) Henry. He passed away on November 11, 2023, in Richland, Washington.

Bob graduated from Echo High School in 1965. Shortly after graduation, Bob moved to Pendleton, Oregon where he worked for the Pendleton Flour Mills and welcomed the birth of his daughter Lori. 

In 1973, Bob began a career with Brown and Williamson Tobacco. This career move took him to Beaverton, Oregon. Bob lived the bachelor life for a few years until Bob’s mom Marie introduced him to her local Hermiston Thriftway checker, Nancy Brown. After a long-distance courtship, driving between Hermiston and Beaverton, Bob and Nancy were married in 1978. In 1980 Bob and Nancy were blessed with the birth of their son Scott. Bob, Nancy and Scott moved back to Hermiston in 1991 where Bob worked for Columbia Outdoor until his retirement. 

An avid sports fan, Bob enjoyed watching and cheering on his Oregon State Beavers, University of Portland Pilots, Portland Trailblazers and San Francisco 49ers. Bob passed his love of sports on to his daughter and son. 

Anyone who had the pleasure of being around Bob will remember his quick wit, humor and conversations about sports, camping and the outdoors. 

Many happy years were spent camping throughout Eastern Oregon and visiting Bob and Nancy’s happy place - the Oregon Coast. 

He was proceeded in death by his parents, brother Bruce Henry, brother Kenneth McNair, and grandson Lincoln Henry.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 45 years Nancy, daughter Lori (Chris) Burkhart, Son Scott (Davona) Henry, granddaughter Taylor Burkhart (Hector Hernandez), great grandson Cayson Hernandez, great granddaughter Evanni Hernandez, sisters June Jones and Kay Lorance, sister-in-law Bonnie McNair, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins. 

And wherever you are,
I hope the skies are bluer,
the colors are brighter,
the hills are higher,
and the world is kinder.
I will love you forever
-Samira Vivette-

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