Robert (Bob) Dean Craig died on Aug. 8, at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Boise, Idaho. obit-craig.jpg

He was born on Jan. 4, 1951, in Pasco, Wash., to Joan Johnson and Dean Craig.

Craig graduated from Pasco High School in 1969, and was enlisted in the United States Navy from 1969-1974.

After leaving the Navy, he moved to Anchorage, Alaska, and was a commercial fisherman. Craig sometimes fished with his mom and step-dad. He later moved to Mt. Vernon and Prineville, where he worked fighting wildfires throughout the Pacific Northwest and taught wildfire classes.

He moved to Burns to be closer to his sister, Cathy and family during his battle with brain cancer.

Craig is survived by his wife, Lek; daughter, Rylee Craig of Burns; mother, Joan Johnson and husband, John of Mt. Vernon; sisters, Cindy Blevins and husband, Bob of Kennewick, Wash., and Cathy Williams and husband, Danny of Burns; niece, Tracy of Alaska; two nephews; four great-nieces; two great-nephews; and good friend, Ken Ekstrand and wife, Denise of Nampa, Idaho.

Craig was preceded in death by his father, Dean Craig; and his grandparents on both sides.

A celebration of life for Craig will be held on Aug. 17, at 1 p.m. at Triangle Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Craig’s memory may be made to a savings account set up in Rylee Craig’s name. For information, call Cathy Williams at 573-2719.


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