Thursday, October 4, 2012

Bob's Autobiography

I found a book from Bob Strick's Class of 1957 West Valley High School 50th reunion in 2007, and this is the bio he submitted for himself.  -Heather


After a couple of years at WSC, I married at 21 and have three children by that marriage: Trish, Jennifer and Sean, who produced six grandchildren. They live in Norway, Alaska, and the Pacific Northwest. My employment was in finance and banking, living and working in Spokane until 1969.

I arrived in Bellevue, WA in the spring of 1969 and continued working in bank branch management until 1974. I married again and had two children by that marriage: Heather and Dana. My career at that time was independent real estate brokerage until 1982. My daughter, Heather presented the first male grandson, Jude, two years ago. I left real estate and the Seattle area in 1982.

After Seattle, I moved to Methow Valley and Okanogan Highlands in Washington. My career changed 180 degrees to manufacturing and marketing log home kits under the name of Alaska Log Homes. The partnership ended about 1991 and I moved to Orient, WA, my present location.

The highlights of this half century have been my families, and I am happy to say they are healthy, successful, good citizens. My careers have been interesting and challenging. I have enjoyed living in different locations. My careers included some opportunities to enjoy foreign trade experiences in Japan. There was a time I owned and piloted a single engine airplane. I look forward to traveling and retirement.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Back into the wild

Nice picture of Bob enjoying the sun at his home near Kettle Falls.

My family and I made our first trip to Bob's place near Kettle Falls this week. Retrieved a box of old family photos that I had hoped to find, and while we were there, we liberated his ashes over the property, returning him to his home. I think he was very happy there, and felt that is where he would want to remain forever.

A few photos of the property today:

Stairway to Heaven

Monday, April 23, 2012

Memorial Service for Bob Strick

The time and place for Bob Strick's Memorial has been set for Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 1:45 p.m. at Bellevue Foursquare Church in Bellevue, WA.

For anyone traveling to be at the service, thank you for your effort. I'm compiling some hotel options, but have blocked rooms at an economy motel very nearby, click here for the information for the rooms we've reserved.

Feel free to contact me if you have questions about when, where or how!


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

On becoming a grandpa

This is the message I received when Bob learned that I was pregnant with Noah.

September 13, 2009

To: Heather
From: Bob

CONGRATULATIONS........... AM GOING TO BE A GRANDPA AGAIN......yayyyyyyy.  I am very glad to hear the news.

When we were there I felt like you had something on your mind and it is a relief to hear it is good news.  I was starting to conjure up all kinds of possible scenario's about what you were thinking about and most of them bad.  I did tell Vicki though that I thought you might be pregnant and possibly that was a worry because of your business.

Congratulations to you and Peter again.  I have some pics to put on facebook of Jude and Anita when I figure out how to locate them on the computer. 

Big hugs and kissses to Jude!

Love ya,


Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Please add your own remembrance in the comments section below this post. The family appreciates hearing your stories!

re-posted from online guestbook:

January 30, 2012
Bob died as he lived life..on his own terms. He has gone to join his family in heaven. My deepest sympathy to Vicki and the children. 
January 30, 2012
We are very sorry to hear of Bob's death. He was a great guy. Loved seeing his picture in the paper a year or so ago regarding a ticket he got at the Court House for parking in the wrong lot. I couldn't help by know that Bob's response to the incident was pure Bob! He will be missed by all his friends and family. May Bob walk in the footprints of God.

Friday, January 27, 2012

On Kelly Hill and Kettle Falls

This is the last email I received from my dad, regarding the death of his aunt, Dorothy.

December 21, 2011
To: Heather
From: Bob

Dorothy was mom's sister, and lived on a ranch on Kelly Hill up near my place.  I am not sure you have met her, but she was known as Dot (and Art Barrett). Both Dorothy and Art and Esther and Wormy Gallaher bought adjoining ranches on Kelly Hill about 1947.  I use to go hunting on their place when younger, and liked the country so much that is part of reason I bought the place I did where the mill is now.