Robert Gene “Bob” Westberg, 54, of Baker City, died Jan. 16, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
There will be a celebration of Bob’s life at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gene and Bonnie Westberg’s home.
He was born on March 9, 1950, to Gene and Bonnie Westberg at Newberg. He was a 1969 Baker City High School graduate.
Immediately after high school he joined the U.S. Navy. He served in the Navy until 1983. Bob served in Vietnam during the war.
He served in the National Guard from 1983 to 1993. He married Bee Keeton on May 19, 1979. They later divorced.
After retirement from the service, Bob managed the Cenex service station at North Powder, then worked for D&D construction. At the time of his death he was working for Humbles Service Station.
Bob was a very active member of FFA and the high school gun club. His passion was restoring antique cars.
He was a member of the North Powder car club. He won many awards with his 1955 Chrysler car and Dodge truck. Bob also devoted many hours helping his parents with their place.
Survivors include his parents, Gene and Bonnie Westberg of Baker City; sisters, Kay Shellito, and her husband, Richard, and Eileen Mayes of Baker City; brother, Ross Westberg of Pilot Rock; stepdaughter, Berenda Carter; three granddaughters, Karen, Krystal, and Kimberly, all of Bixby, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled Veterans through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 21, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor