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Robert "Bob" Thomas

August 4, 2021


Robert "Bob" Thomas passed away Wednesday August 4, 2021 at his home in Halfway Oregon at the age of 70. At Robert's request there will be no memorial service.

Robert was born in Baker, Oregon on October 29, 1950 to Robert William Thomas and Marie Christene Bennett Thomas.  He was educated at Halfway Elementary and Halfway High School.  After graduating high school in 1969 he went on to obtain his teaching degree from Eastern Oregon University.

Bob spent the majority of his life as a rancher in Pine Valley.  Some of his fondest memories were of running cattle on Snake River.  Robert did get the chance to see the United States and some parts of Canada by spending 17 years as a long haul truck driver, but his heart was always at home in Halfway.  He was an avid outdoorsman and never passed up a chance to go hunting and fishing.  His favorite place to be was in the mountains on a good sure-footed stout horse.

He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Marie along with 3 of his four siblings.

Bob is survived by his son Lucas Thomas (Halfway), Daughter Michelle Thomas (Halfway), Sister Francis Bennett, and 4 Grandchildren: Katelynn & Maximus Thomas and Robert & Kaylie Hack, and numerous Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.

For those who would like to make a memorial donation in memory of Bob, the family suggests to the Horse Stable at the Pine Valley Fairgrounds or the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation through  Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences can be shared at


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