Robert “Bob” Ira Francis died Feb. 11.
Bob was born in Midland Township, Iowa, on Nov. 20, 1933. He moved to Hines and lived there with his family during his youth. On June 12, 1955, he married Shirley Stiles in Burns. In 1968, they moved with his family to Newberg where they made their home. He worked for Publishers Paper Company, later called SP Newsprint until he retired. Bob loved to fish, hunt birds and camping with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley; sons, Dan and wife Kathi and Ron and wife Whitney; daughter, Pam Love and husband Rick; grandchildren, Rebecca Reist, Jeffrey Francis, Jessica and Kelsee Love, and Savannah, Madeline and Callum Francis; great-grandchild, Brielle Reist; and his beloved animals.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bert and Harriet Francis.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, at 1 p.m. in Attrell’s Newberg Funeral Chapel, a Golden Rule funeral home, with Chaplain Bill Larson officiating. Arrangements are in the care of Newberg Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at:
Memorial contributions may be made to Love Inc. Bicycle Ministries or Newberg Animal Shelter Friends, c/o Attrell’s Newberg Funeral Chapel, 207 Villa Road, Newberg, OR 97132.