Robert J. Mumm

Born: Sun., Jun. 23, 1929
Died: Sun., Dec. 20, 2009

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Robert J. Mumm -a longtime resident of Pendleton died on Sunday, December 20, 2009 at Willowbrook Terrace in Pendleton. He was 80 years old. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Pendleton. Private family entombment will be held at the Olney Cemetery Mausoleum in Pendleton. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Robert may be made to the Umatilla County Historical Society, and may be sent care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, PO Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801. Send condolences to the family or sign the register at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Robert was born on June 23, 1929 in Pendleton, Oregon to George and Vivian Larsen Mumm. He attended schools in Pendleton and graduated from Pendleton High School in 1947. He then attended Eastern Oregon College of Education for two years. Robert owned and operated a wheat ranch north of Pendleton. He also started his own fertilizer business in Echo, Oregon. He was an avid coin collector and had been a member of the Starsteel Numismatics Association in Pendleton. He served on the Blue Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He had also served on the Board of Directors of the Umatilla County Historical Society and on the Board of Directors of the Eagle Cap Excursion Train. Robert is survived by his sister Kathryn Goodwin, nieces Kathy Jo Campbell, Diana Goodwin, and Deborah Goodwin, nephews Scott Campbell, Curt Campbell, Jeffrey Campbell, and David Goodwin. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Vivian Mumm, and a sister Johanna Mumm Campbell.

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Bryon Miller
   Posted Sat December 26, 2009
My deepest sympathy to his surviving family. His presence will truly be missed by all those whom he touched. His generosity, sometimes to a fault, his dedicated work ethic that he instilled in me and his love of a good party are characteristics that I have and will continue to embrace in my life because of Bob. Rest in peace Bob Mumm.

Steven Randolph
   Posted Mon December 28, 2009
My sympathies and condolences. During the 1980's, Bob did many wonderful things for the Pendleton community, both "behind-the-scenes" and in a leadership role, especially in support of the Umatilla County Historical Society and the Umatilla County Courthouse Clock Restoration Committee. Bob personally worked extensively on restoration of the 1888 Seth Thomas clockworks. As part of the extensive fund-raising efforts to build a new clocktower, Bob also hosted and prepared several memorable gourmet meals on summer evenings in his backyard. He fostered preservation of the Bowman and Temple Hotels, research on the Oregon Trail, and the acquisition and re-use of the Union Pacific Railroad Depot as a museum for the Historical Society. He also served as an invited member of the commitee that guided development of the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute at the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

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