Roberta Jean Lindquist

Born: Sun., Apr. 4, 1954
Died: Wed., Nov. 9, 2011

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Roberta "Bobby" Jean Lindquist was born in Alturas, California on April 4, 1954 to her parents Robert E. Lindquist and M. Maxine Allman Lindquist, the third of four daughters. She passed away in Pendleton, Oregon, on November 9, 2011 at age 57. Bobby grew up in Alturas and in Bandon, Oregon. Upon graduation in 1972, she went to Southern Oregon College for a brief time before getting her first job with the USDA Forest Service in October of 1974 in Portland, Oregon. Bobby also worked in St. Anthony and Avery, Idaho, Steamboat, Sweet Home, Detroit, and Pendleton, Oregon. After returning from fire camp in Quincy, California, in July 2008, Bobby suffered a debilitating heart attack. She worked for the Forest Service for 35 years before retiring in 2009 from the Umatilla National Forest in Pendleton due to declining health. She started with the Forest Service as a clerk/typist and worked her way through the ranks to become a Resource Specialist. In addition to her regular job, she became very involved with fire overhead teams in 1979. For the past 20 years she has been on Type I management teams and went to such events as New York on 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the Columbia Shuttle Recovery effort in Texas, and many national wildfires and hurricanes. Serving on a National Incident Team was one of Bobby's greatest joys. She had vast knowledge and expertise that was often sought out by co-workers and other team members. She had a remarkable memory for names, dates, places, NASCAR stats, and facts and figures that simply astounded most people. Bobby was probably best known for her stubbornness, her sense of humor, her devotion to helping people in times of crisis, her love of NASCAR, and her kitties. We were truly blessed to have Bobby in our lives and she will be greatly missed. She is survived by her sisters Pat Lindquist of Phoenix, Arizona, Rosie Rose and her husband Chuck of Roseburg, Oregon, and Amy Lindquist of Pendleton. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, November 19, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton. In addition, there will be a memorial service for Bobby on April 4, 2012. Memorial contributions can be made through Burns Mortuary for distribution to Bobby's favorite causes: Cat Utopia in Pendleton, NASCAR Victory Junction Camp for Kids, or the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.

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Rosie Rose
   Posted Wed November 16, 2011
Bobby was a very dear sister. I will miss our frequent conversations. She maintained her sense of humor and was happy to be with us every day. I could always count on her to see the sensible side of any complicated issue when I asked her advice. I felt I lived many experiences with her through her vivid stories of her travels and situations. I am very blessed.

Barbara Hebard
   Posted Wed November 16, 2011
I know how you will miss her - good you were able to spend some time with her recently. She surely had an interesting life. May she rest in peace.

Pat Lindquist
   Posted Sat November 19, 2011
Bobby was my race buddy. We shared season tickets for Phoenix Internaational Raceway PIR for 17 years. I talked to her the Tuesday before she passed and we refelected on what we would have been doing if she were coming to town for the weekend's NASCAR event recently held here. We had our rituals from each year. Bobby had a wealth of statistics for drivers, teams, and events - and a passion for her favorite drivers. I miss her and love her. God Bless.

Marilyn Simon
   Posted Sat November 19, 2011
I didn't know Bobby too well, but I do remember one time when she and her sisters were visiting Seattle. I enjoyed her sense of humor. I know all of you will miss her very much. She was the light of life!

   Posted Sat November 19, 2011
The family has lost someone very special from your daily lives. My prayers are with you as you grieve the loss, remember Bobby and celebrate her life.

Jane Finch
   Posted Sat November 19, 2011
I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved Bobby. May all of the wonderful memories you shared with her sustain and comfort each of you in the weeks and months to come. Many blessings. Sincerely, Jane

Kenneth R. Server
   Posted Sat November 19, 2011
I am a 3rd or 4th cousin of Bobby and I didn't really know her. However, I do remember her and her sisters running about in their Grandmother Glady's my great aunt Dress Shop in Alturas, CA probably during the 60's. They were a lively bunch but Aunt Glady's was in control. She was from Good Stock. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to her dear sisters and friends. Love and God Bless. Cousin Ken.

Mandy Cooley
   Posted Sat November 19, 2011
Well Ms. Bobbie and I would go out on the patio and smoke when she was visiting her siser Pat. She was such good company. My heart goes out to all of you. Hugs Mandy cooley

Cindy Freeman
   Posted Sun November 20, 2011
I was saddened when I heard that Bobby had passed. I know her sister, Pat, as well as the rest of her family and friends will miss her terribly. My heart and prayers go out to everyone that she touched in her life here on earth.

Sandra Trepper-Finkelstein
   Posted Wed November 23, 2011
Having met Bobbi just twice, I could tell she was a Lindquist sister. She had the sense of humor, insight and friendliness I found present in Pat, Rosie and Amy. She will be sorely missed.

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