OBITUARY

Robert Jack Stapleton

January 5, 1935May 17, 2018
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Robert “Bob” Stapleton entered into rest May 17, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born January 5, 1935 in Yakima, WA to Cleo and Helen (Hauer) Stapleton. The family moved from Yakima, WA to Kellogg, ID where Bob attended grade school and also graduated from High School.

After High School, Bob worked at Bunker Hill mines where he started his electrical apprenticeship at the age of 19. Bob moved to Spokane to finish his apprenticeship where he joined the IBEW 73 and was a member for 60 years. He was involved in many organizations, Irvin Water District #16 for 18 years, a member of the Elks Lodge and social groups where he played cards and socialized with friends. Bob’s hobbies included fishing, hunting, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.

Bob is survived by his loving wife Roberta “Bobbie’ Stapleton, sister Myra Ventjer, daughters Faith Stickler (Dave), Cindy Bergeron, Linda Beck, Laurie Cumber, sons Greg Stapleton (Jennifer), Mike Cumber (Diane Olson). Bob’s legacy includes his 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, all of whom Bob loved dearly. He was preceded in death by parents Cleo and Helen (Hauer) Stapleton, brothers Pete and John Stapleton, sister Rosemary Stapleton, and sons Dennis and Eric Stapleton.

There will be a private family interment.

Bob’s family invites his friends and relatives to join them in celebrating his life at a lunch reception to be held August 4, 2018 at the Millwood Presbyterian Church Venue Center, 8863 E. Euclid Ave., Millwood, WA

In lieu of flowers please send donations in Bob Stapleton’s name to IBEW #73, Brotherhood of the Sick and Needy, 1616 N. Washington St., Spokane, WA 99205 or to the ALS Service Org., P.O. Box 48177, Spokane, WA 99228-1177 or your favorite charity.

Services

  • Robert Stapleton Reception Saturday, August 4, 2018
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Rev. David Lewis

July 23, 2018

Cowboy Bob,
Good bye for now cowboy Bob, be seeing you again on the heavenly ranges with your uncle whom you have great admiration and respect for, for your entire life on earth.
I thank you for allowing me to be some small part of your life and of your supportive life mate, Bobbie.
Your out of your pain now and starting your new spiritual journey in meeting your maker and seeing your relatives and sons.
Thanking you also for being patient with me and respectful of who I am and my position in life with you and yours.
You were a self made man virtue of having to be put out on your own at such a very young time of life.
When a teen you should have had the security and support of your parents, you were out on your own to hack out a life and living of your own. Most folks would not begin to realize what that did to your make up and how it made life so tough for you , but you persevered and hacked out a life for yourself in spite of all the adversities thrown at you at such a very vulnerable time of your teenage life.
I commend you and admire that you were able to accomplish so much on this earth , while you were her for all those 84 years of living and learning.
Take care and we will meet again in that "heavenly range" and we will go for bareback rides on the range and reflect and looking forward as well.
Blessed bee
Rev. David Lewis

laurie cumber

June 13, 2018

RIP Dad, I love you

Laurie

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