Robert Parks Downie

Born: Mon., Jun. 9, 1947
Died: Sun., Jan. 8, 2012

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Robert Parks 'Bob' Downie Bob was born to Wilma Parks Downie and Archie Oglvie Downie in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Growing up his parents owned an egg farm, and Bob worked hard to help his family on the farm. The family moved into Eugene, Oregon, after his father was disabled in an accident. He graduated from South Eugene High School in 1965 and graduated from the University of Oregon in 1970. He married Mary "Jackie" Downie on June 28, 1969. They moved to Pendleton in 1970. Bob worked as a therapist and licensed clinical social worker. He enjoyed spending time in the mountains, working on his property, and spending time with his family. He was known by friends and family for his sense of humor and love of teasing. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Erin Downie. He is survived by his wife Jackie, his daughters Shawn Downie-Guenther and Robena Downie and his grandsons Christoper and Thomas Guenther. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that remembrances be sent to Eastern Oregon Alcoholism Foundation or the First Presbyterian Church Westminster Woods Fund. The funeral service will be held Friday, January 13, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, with interment at Olney Cemetery. There will be a reception at Rogers Fellowship Hall at the Presbyterian Church. A viewing will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2012, from 12-5 p.m. at Burns Mortuary in Pendleton.

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