In Memoriam: Bob Reed (1933 – 2022)

February 2022 Posted in Obituary

Robert Baxter Reed, 88, of Silverton, Oregon died in his home on Jan. 28, 2022. Born in Lyons Oregon in 1933 when a gallon of gas cost 10 cents, Bobby – as he was called when he was a child – grew up in Detroit, Oregon, attending the elementary and middle schools in town.

As a young man, Bob attended Estacada High School where he was a multiple sport athlete. Bob would earn his way into Stanford University after setting Oregon state high school track records in the 1600-meter race.

Once married, Bob and his new bride, Deon, traveled the world before residing in Eugene, Oregon. Bob lost his wife nine years ago. They were married for 48 years, and they raised three charming sons.

Bob Reed had many hobbies. He enjoyed fly fishing the Santiam River, had a knack for finding lost money and wallets, camping in Marion Forks, hosing down the driveway and attending live sporting events.

From the early years in Detroit as a wild haired boy to the blazing summers along a river, Bob found peace within the outdoor beauty of the world.

Bob and Deon were longtime residents of Kaneohe, Hawaii. There, Bob worked for Allstate Insurance and played golf in the tropics. Moving back to Oregon, Bob became a resident of Silverton. Each year both Bob and Deon attended charity events and could be found eating dinner at a local restaurant.

Bob will be missed by all his surviving family members: Ron (Vicki), Brad (Shelley), Alex (Christine), and all the grandkids.

A private memorial service is to be announced. Donations made in Bob Reed’s name will be accepted by SACA: P.O. Box 1305, Silverton, OR 97381 (; or St. Edward’s Episcopal Church: P.O. Box 344, Silverton, OR 97381.

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