Robert "Bob" Pollock, 88, died at his home in Halfway on May 17, 2022. A Celebration of Bob’s life will be held June 11th at Pine Valley Fairgrounds in Halfway, OR at 11:00 am. Please come and join us as we share good food and stories.
Robert L. Pollock was born in Shelton, WA on May 17, 1934 to parents Milton and Ellen Pollock. Raised in Pierce, Idaho, he spent a lot of his time with Albert and Mabel Frazier and his lifelong friends Bob Richel, Jim Dundas and Darrol Frazier. He graduated from Pierce High School in 1952. After serving a tour as a medic in the Army in the Korean War, he returned home to the woods.
Logging was the bond of all. He started his logging years at the age of 6 assisting his father in skidding logs with horses. His childhood friendship turned to a business partnership with Bob Richel and family. The company flourished and operated in the Pierce area until 1969 then they relocated to Cambridge, Id. Bob went his own way In the 1980's and then took up a forestry contracting business for the Forest Service for a number of years. He finally settled in as a timber manager for Widows Creek Ranch in the Mt Vernon area.
His fondest memories included a time of outfitting guided hunts and flying for Moose Creek in the Bitterroot Mountains. There was never any place to be but in the woods for Bob. Hunting, fishing and work all happened in the same place... If he was working, he was Watching big game; if he was fishing he was studying the trees. If he was hunting, he was spotting fishing holes...
One of his favorite sayings was "Anything over 24 hours is too far to plan!"
After 70-plus years in the woods he finally retired to Halfway, OR where he enjoyed his family and friends.
He married his soul mate Sharon Carpenter in 2005 and was able to share many wonderful adventures traveling throughout the country.
Bob is survived by his loving wife Sharon, daughters Susan and Peggy and a son Dan; step children Ron, Damon, Stuart and Carrie included by a long list of grandchildren, great grandchildren, in-laws and outlaws. His list of "family" and friends is too long for print but one of his most prized possessions.
A long full life ended quietly at his home in Halfway, OR on his 88th birthday. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Jean Fisher.
For those who would like to make a memorial donation in memory of Bob may do so to the charity of your choice through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com