Robert Floyd Thomas

Born: Tue., May 6, 1930
Died: Sat., Apr. 25, 2015


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Fri., May 01, 2015
Location: Burns Mortuary

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., May 01, 2015
Location: Burns Mortuary

Interment following funeral service

Location: Olney Cemetery

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Robert F. Thomas

May 6, 1930 – April 25, 2015


Robert F. Thomas – a former Pendleton resident, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Spokane, Washington.  He was 84 years old. 

Viewing will be held Friday, May 1st, at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton between the hours of 10:00 AM and Noon.  Funeral Services will be conducted Friday, May 1, 2015, at 2:00 PM, in the Burns Mortuary of Pendleton chapel with interment to follow at Olney Cemetery.  Sign the online condolence book at  Contributions in memory of Robert Thomas may be made to the Happy Ramblers RV Club, and sent in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, PO Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801.  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. 

Robert was born May 6, 1930, in Hamilton, Montana, to Frank & Dorothy Thomas.  He was raised in Montana, and moved to Oregon in 1943, where he met his wife Betty.  He graduated from Hermiston High School in 1948, and married his High School Sweetheart Betty M. Johnson, later that year.  He worked as a carpenter for some years.  He had worked on McNary Dam and worked for Safeway, before going to work for the East Oregonian Newspaper in Pendleton where he was the Circulation Manager for 25 years.  He was co-founder of the Happy Ramblers Christian RV Club.  He was a lifetime member of the Assembly of God Church.  Robert and Betty made their home in Pendleton for 43 years before moving to Spokane, Washington.  His hobbies included hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with family.

Robert is survived by sons: Douglas Thomas of Rathdrum, ID, Robert Thomas of Newport, WA, and Richard Thomas of Horseshoe Bend, ID, 7 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years Betty in 2004, his parents Frank & Dorothy Thomas, brothers; Clifford Thomas and Oran Thomas, and sister Doreen Norris.


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Robin Weller
   Posted Wed April 29, 2015
So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was a great man. He will be missed, but not forgotten. He lives on in the lives of his family.

Dwight Clift
   Posted Wed April 29, 2015
I worked for Bob at the E.O. when I was in high school in the mid sixties, an all round good fellow.
Dwight Clift, Pinehurst, Idaho

Dennis Duchek
   Posted Fri May 01, 2015
We are sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was Julie's boss at the EO when I started there. I can still see him in some of the skits at our Christmas parties. He was a great guy. Dennis and Julie Duchek.

Thomas S Blaine
   Posted Sun May 03, 2015
Doug , Bob, Rick and Families
I am so very sorry to read of Bob's passing on the internet.
This man meant so much to me. He was a great boss and I enjoyed being his paper boy
of the year and then working for him in the mail room at the East Oregonian many years ago. I was happy to have met all of the family. Bob will always have a big spot in my heart. I will always remember his as a spirited man. My prayers go out to all of you.

Thomas S. Blaine

Margaret Shaver Hempe
   Posted Mon May 04, 2015
Doug, Bob, Rick and families,
I knew your father almost all my life and can tell you that he was a very
steadfast Christian gentleman. Without a doubt, he is living on in the presence of our heavenly father and free from all the problems in this life.
I attended a few of the Happy Ramblers outings and when the group had a time of singing, Bob always requested "Learning To Lean". His passing has left you a wonderful legacy. May the Lord comfort each and every one of you. Love and prayers, Margaret Hempe & husband (Ted Shaver's little sister)

Bob Thompson
   Posted Tue May 05, 2015
Your father was a great friend for many years and will be missed.

eleventh hour warrior
   Posted Mon May 18, 2015
So sorry for your loss. Your in our thoughts and prayers.

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