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In Memory of

Robert David Risvold

April 23, 1926 - October 9, 2016

Obituary


Bob was born at Lakota Beach Washington to Carl and Donna Risvold, one of four children, all of whom described a loving and idyllic childhood. Raised in the country during the Depression, he learned early on to grow vegetables, cut firewood, repair what broke, and make do with what he had. He never outgrew those skills. His Norwegian heritage was always a source of pride, although he admitted he was not a fan of lutefisk.

He served in the US Navy from 1944 to 1946. After the War, he ultimately went to work for...

Bob was born at Lakota Beach Washington to Carl and Donna Risvold, one of four children, all of whom described a loving and idyllic childhood. Raised in the country during the Depression, he learned early on to grow vegetables, cut firewood, repair what broke, and make do with what he had. He never outgrew those skills. His Norwegian heritage was always a source of pride, although he admitted he was not a fan of lutefisk.

He served in the US Navy from 1944 to 1946. After the War, he ultimately went to work for Pacific Maritime Association where he worked as a department manager for 35 years making many lasting friendships.

He married Moira Dorothy Anderson in 1957 and they were married 48 years when she passed away in 2006. They lived in Seattle close to 30 years, then moved when he retired and settled on property near Darrington. Bob loved being back in the country where he grew large gardens, fruit trees, and cut as much firewood as he possibly could. He had many wonderful neighbors there and, when he decided it was time to move to Olympic Place in Arlington, found many more wonderful neighbors.

Bob passed away after a brief illness, leaving behind daughter Ann Risvold (Larry Donovan), son David Risvold, and his two granddaughters Merrigan and Sophia, of whom he was so proud. He was preceded in death by his wife Moira (Dottie), sister Betty Bendokas, and sister Carol Cox. In addition to his immediate family, he is also survived by brother Denny Risvold, and many nieces and nephews.

He was without a doubt the best Dad a kid could have had.

There will be a memorial service after the first of the year.