Robert Eugene “Bob” Geddes, 62, a longtime Haines resident, died Oct. 3, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
A memorial gathering is scheduled Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Haines Steak House.
Mr. Geddes was born on Nov. 8, 1938, at Baker City to Joseph F. Geddes and Viola M. McCurdy Geddes. The family lived at Hereford where Mr. Geddes was raised and educated.
After graduating from high school, he attended Oregon Technical Institute in Klamath Falls where he studied office machinery repair. Upon returning to the Baker City area, Mr. Geddes worked at Ryder Bros., Meadowgold and the Baker County Road Department. He then worked at road construction in Heppner, Hermiston and Alaska. He later returned to Baker City where he worked at Farmterials until 1985 when he was disabled in an accident.
He was married to Lois Spriet until 1975. They had two daughters, Kathy and Tammy; and a son, Keith Wade.
He married Nancy Painter in Baker City on Oct. 4, 1982. They had one daughter, Kimberly Kay.
Mr. Geddes enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling and golfing, but his main interests were always his yard and his home.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Geddes of Haines; daughter, Kathy Brown, her husband, Aaron, and children, Cody and Alex Brown, all of Baker City; daughters, Tammy Jo Geddes of Hailey, Idaho, and Kimberly Kay Geddes Heitz of Haines; stepdaughters and their families, Zina and Bill Bryson and their children, Ronald Gentry and Mandy Anderson of West Richland, Wash., Cathy and Dennis Gardner and their children, Terri and Mary Linder, of Roseburg and Pam and Keith Arnzen and their children, Christopher and Brian Arnzen of Pampa, Texas; four great-grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Leola Painter of Baker City; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Shiela Geddes of La Grande, Gerald and Roseanne Geddes of Baker City and Terry and Ellen Geddes of Ontario; nieces and nephews, Jerianne Hanley and her husband, Tom, of Baker City, Brian Geddes and his wife, Amy, of Boise, Rita Humphreys and her husband, Steve, of Gresham, Theresa Munn and her husband, Ryan, of Prosser, Wash., Gene Geddes and his wife, Emily, of Spokane, Wash., and Craig Geddes of Provo, Utah; and many great-nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and in-laws.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Keith Wade; a sister, Lulu Kay Geddes; his first wife, Lois Donicht; and a nephew, Ryan Geddes.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Presley Wayne Scholarship Fund or the Shriners Children’s Hospital through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 17, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor