Obituary: Robert E. Densmore “BOB – GRIZ”


Robert E. Densmore “BOB – GRIZ”

April 22, 1945 – January 29, 2024


After a battle with cancer Bob passed away, surrounded by family and friends. Bob was born on April 22, 1945 to Robert Caesar Densmore and Bonnie Lee Graves, in Toledo, OR. Bob was raised in Roseburg, OR until he entered the Navy in 1962.

He was then stationed in Boston, where he met the love of his life (Helen) on January 23, 1965 and they married just three weeks later on February 13, 1965. They lived in Boston until 1971, when they moved to Blaine, WA with four kids in tow.

With Bob’s personality it didn’t take long for him, and his family to make friends and plant roots in the community. Bob began working as a fisherman for a few years, before he landed a steadier job at Intalco from 1974 until 2001. Before retiring Bob ran his own business called Bob’s Hauling. After retiring he just couldn’t sit still, so he decided to donate his time helping others and working at the Blaine Food Bank for several years.

Bob is survived by his wife Helen of almost 59 years, son Robert (Kathy) Densmore, daughter Vicki (Jeff) Prather, daughter Kelly (Erik) Eddy and son James (Michelle) Densmore. He has 8 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and numerous nieces
and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Densmore, Bonnie (George) Forbes, sister Bobbie Somerville, sister Edna Counter and sister Jeanie (Johnny) Kilgore.

There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, February 24, 1–4 p.m., at the Blaine Middle School cafeteria. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Blaine Food Bank or Eden Health Hospice in Bob Densmore’s name.