Robert Joseph “Bob” Pellissier, 69, of The Dalles, died Feb. 17, 2001, at Mid-Columbia Medical Center.
His funeral was last week at Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home in The Dalles, with Asa Jenson officiating. Interment was this morning at Mount Hope Cemetery in Baker City.
Mr. Pellissier was born Jan. 7, 1932, at Walla Walla, Wash., the middle child of three sons born to Oran and Euna (White) Pellissier. He grew up in Tonasket, Wash., graduating from high school there in 1950.
After high school he moved to Baker City, then entered the U.S. Army, serving from 1951-55. After the service he returned to Baker City to work in the family trucking business.
Mr. Pellissier moved to Portland in 1960 and worked for Mitchell Brothers Trucking. In 1976 he moved to The Dalles, where he purchased Sauter’s Truck Service, which he operated as Pellissier Trucking Inc. with his son, Mark, and daughter-in-law, Linda.
Mr. Pellissier was a member of The Dalles Elks, Moose and Eagles lodges, and the American Legion. He enjoyed participating in community activities, including supplying trucks for local parades, and donating time to the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Wasco County Museum.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Joan (Bollinger) Pellissier, whom he marred June 22, 1999, at The Dalles; his sons and their wives, Mark and Linda Pellissier of The Dalles, and Greg and Jeannie Pellissier of Vancouver, Wash.; grandchildren, Oran and Elisha Pellissier of Vancouver; his brothers and their wives, Jim and Elsie Pellissier of Baker City, and Mike and Corrine Pellissier of Plymouth, Wash.; his sons’ mother and his ex-wife, Hazel Allegre of Gresham; and numerous stepchildren.
Mr. Pellissier was preceded in death by two infant sons, Robert, who died in 1951, and Bobby, who died in 1957.
Contributions in Mr. Pellissier’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association at 380 SE Spokane St., No. 110, Portland, Ore., 97202.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 2, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor