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Robert Norman PARK

Robert Norman PARK[1]

Male 1930 - 2006  (75 years)

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  • Name Robert Norman PARK 
    Born 1 Sep 1930  Clipper, Whatcom, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    History Bellingham Herald - Nov. 1998
    PARK - 50 years
    Robert and Irene Park of Bellingham will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 1-4 pm Saturday at The Breakwater Restaurant, 2625 Harbor Loop. Friends welcome. No gifts.
    They were married Nov. 19, 1948, in Bellingham. He is retired from the Whatcom County Road Department. She is a homemaker.
    Their children are Kathy Brady of Bremerton, Murry Park of Newman Lake, Adena Moen and Kenneth Park, both of Bellingham, and Stanley Park of Hoechberg, Germany. They have 15 grandchildren.
    They attribute their successful marriage to hard work and lots of love.

    Obituary - Robert Norman Park, age 75, completed his sojourn on earth and left the loving arms of his devoted family and entered into the arms of the Lord on June 11, 2006. Bob was born to Clinton and DeEtte Park in a converted chicken coop in Clipper during the Great Depression on September 1, 1930 and lived his entire life in Whatcom County. In his youth, Bob was an outstanding athlete who loved his agriculture classes. He graduated from Bellingham High School in 1948. Bob married Irene Thelan and raised five children on the Polled Hereford farm they created together. There he taught his children the balance of both hard work and hard play.
    As with others of his generation, life's lessons learned from the depression and World War II era left an indelible impact on his life, which in turn, was taught to his children. Bob proudly served his country as a member of the Washington State National guard for thirty years, retiring as a Senior Warrant Officer. Over the many years, he was active in the community as Boy Scout leader, PTA volunteer, Babe Ruth baseball league co-founder and coach and 4-H horse supporter.
    Bob worked various jobs during his life, allowing him time to enjoy his farm, eventually retiring from the Whatcom County road department. He enjoyed the pristine Cascade Mountains, rivers and streams and had his favorite spots along the Nooksack River. However, the one thing Bob loved more than his farm and tractor was his family.
    Bob is survived by Irene, his loving wife of 59 years, his five devoted children and spouses including Stanley and Siglinda Park in Germany, Adena and Dick Moen of Bellingham, Kathy and James Brady of Bremerton, Ken and Joni Park of Bellingham, and Murry and Shelley Park of Mount Vernon. Bob was called Grandpa by fifteen of his favorite people: Brian, Christopher, Daniel, Andy, Kristi, Marianne, Reshanna, Katie, Ryan, Matt, David, LaDawn, Theresa, Julianne, and Craig. Bob also cherished each of his seven great-grandchildren; Jabriel, Kyrin, Alina, Matthew, Lindsey, Natalie, and Rebecca.
    Bob was preceded in death by his father, mother, brother, Clinton and sisters, Florence and Lillian. He is also survived by his sisters, Dorothy Hougan, June Barnett, and Audrey Park.
    Bob will always be remembered for his physical strength, love for life, determination, straight forward viewpoints and devotion to family.
    An open house for family and friends will be held to celebrate Bob's life on Saturday June 17, 2006 at the family farm on the Van Wyck road from 1:00 - 5:00 PM. Arrangements under the care of Jerns Funeral Chapel and On-Site Crematorium Sunset and James. 
    Occupation Whatcom County Road Dept. 
    Died 11 Jun 2006  Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I571  Reid Family | David's side of the family, Lynn's side of the family
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2013 

    Father Clinton Harrison PARK,   b. 16 May 1899, Clipper, Whatcom, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1950, Columbia Co., Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Florence ‘DeEtte’ COX,   b. 4 Feb 1902, Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1983, Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 16 Oct 1920  Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Divorced Abt 1935 
    Family ID F57  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Family ID F437  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Sep 1930 - Clipper, Whatcom, Washington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jun 2006 - Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Park, Robert Norman-1930 (1998)
    Park, Robert Norman-1930 (1998)
    Taken in 1998.

  • Sources 
    1. [S179] The Charles H. Cox Family Records.

    2. [S241] United States Federal Census, Ferndale, Whatcom, Washington; Enumeration District #37-46, Pg. 2A.

    3. [S421] Washington, Marriage Records.