In Loving Memory of Robert Guess: 1962-2022


Robert Lewis Guess, 59, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on July 26, 2022. 

Robert was born Dec. 18,1962, to Oleta “Fern” and Donald Guess in Manteca, California. Robert grew up in East Wenatchee and worked on his family’s orchard. It was here that he developed his strong work ethic that remained with him his entire life. In his younger years, he was involved in FFA and enjoyed rodeoing in bare back competitions and a legendary one-time bull ride. Robert graduated from Eastmont High School in East Wenatchee before enlisting in the U.S. Army serving as a communications specialist. He spent most of his career as a millwright in the forest industry. Robert was an experienced outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting waterfowl with his son and teaching a long list of friends and family to fish. He would often comment that he worked to fish. In addition to many outdoor pursuits, he enjoyed traveling to Europe to see his beloved sister and her family and could execute a mean jitterbug dance step. Robert was a volunteer for the Fallen Outdoors, a veteran volunteer organization that connects vets to each other and the great outdoors. 

Robert was a proud family man first and foremost. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Skyler and Bryelle Guess; his daughter Savannah Guess; his two beloved grandchildren Aylana and Kade Guess; his sister and brother-in-law Donna and Kaveh Pourteymour; nieces Sabrina and Kiana Pourteymour; aunt Robbie Perkins; uncle and aunt RE and Liz; and other extended family members. He was preceded earlier in death by his parents Oleta and Donald Guess. 

The family has arranged a celebration of life for Robert on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, from 2 to 4 p.m. It will be held at the Skagit School House at 17508 Moore Road, Mount Vernon, Washington. For those who want to attend but can’t make it, it will be featured on Zoom as well. The meeting ID is 875 1525 8001 and the passcode is GoneFishin. 

Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home. You may share your condolences as well as memories of Robert online at