Robert L. Bopp

Born: Wed., Dec. 14, 1927
Died: Sun., Dec. 16, 2012

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Dec. 21, 2012
Location: Burns Mortuary


12:00 PM Fri., Dec. 21, 2012
Location: Pilot Rock Cemetery

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 Robert L. "Bob" Bopp - a resident of Pilot Rock, died Sunday, December16, 2012 at his home in Pilot Rock. He was 85 years old.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, December 21, 2012 at 11:00 am in the Burns Mortuary of Pendleton Chapel. Interment will follow in the Pilot Rock Cemetery in Pilot Rock, Oregon. Contributions in memory of Bob Bopp may be made to the Blue Mt. Geneology Society, and sent in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, Oregon 97801. Send condolences online at  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is handling arrangements.

Mr. Bopp was born December 14, 1927, in Indio, CA. He was the son of Frederick J. and Ruby L. (Murphy) Bopp. He was raised and educated in California. He took one year off of school to work as a welder in a shipyard during WWII. He returned to complete school and then began working as a truck driver. He married Bobbi Rachels while living in California. They began their family there and then moved to Pilot Rock in 1951. Together they had three children. They later ended their marriage. He
worked at the lumber mill in Pilot Rock. He married Karen Winnett May 31, 1975 in Walla Walla, WA, and helped raise her three children. The family made their home in Pilot Rock. They owned and operated the Chevron Gas Station in Pilot Rock as well as a towing service, sanitation service and a logging business.  Mr. Bopp retired in 1992. After his retirement he fulfilled a lifelong dream and built a home in Gustavus, Alaska on the Salmon River. He spent every summer there enjoying fishing with family and friends. He also helped to build other homes in the area.

He greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiling and the outdoors. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren.  He had been a member of the Pilot Rock Lions Club. 

He is survived by his wife, Karen Bopp of Pilot Rock, children: Karen Rhinehart of Carson City, NV, Robyn Sullivan of Sumner, WA, Chris Bopp of Mason, OH, Shamria Kirk of Selah, WA, Shawna Kirk of Pilot Rock, and Shellie Wyss of Pendleton, one brother, Fed Bopp of Barstow, CA, 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Jean O'Neill Albrich
   Posted Wed December 19, 2012
So sorry to read about the death of your husband Bob. Although I didn't know him I knew that you have spent unending hours taking care of him these last few months. My prayers are for you and your family. Please know that the other 'signature lady' is thinking about you at this hard time.

Rocky Cortese
   Posted Wed December 19, 2012
Dear Karen and family, I will forever cherish the memory of Bob. My condolences to you during this time. Although I cannot be there in person, I will be there in spirit and will be thinking of you.

Rocky Cortese

John and Cindy Cortese
   Posted Wed December 19, 2012
We will miss Bobs constant smile, his down-home hospitality, his willingness to share and serve, to build, to fix and restore anything and everything, his home made bread and terrific dinners! The hunting trips, fishing trips, and just being together. Our hearts are heavy for you Karen. We know this past year has been long and difficult for you. May God bless you with peace. We love you and your family.

Rhonda Evans
   Posted Thu December 20, 2012
To all of Bob's family and friends. He was a great uncle to me, and I am sure a wonderful husband, father, grandfather to all. I pray that God holds you tight during this time of loss. All my love, Rhonda Evans

Scott Silver
   Posted Fri December 21, 2012
Our prayers and sympathy are with you during this difficult time. We will keep you in our thoughts as you celebrate and remember the life of your father.

Scott and Susan Silver

John and Betty Chase
   Posted Fri December 21, 2012

To all of Bob s family, our heartfelt condolences for your loss, hugs from us . john and betty

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