Robert Franklyn “Bob” Wyman


On Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, Robert Franklyn “Bob” Wyman, devoted husband and father, passed away at the age of 86. He was born in Portland, Ore., Jan. 26, 1933, to Edward and Geneva Wyman. After a few Great Depression era related moves, the family settled in the Seattle area.

Bob married the love of his life, Natalie in Nordland, Wash., in 1952. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and had many memories of his time stationed in Tokyo. After his discharge, he and Natalie moved to Walla Walla, Wash., where he attended Walla Walla College. Bob graduated from Los Angeles College of Mortuary Science in 1959, and worked for Brown Mortuary Service until his retirement in 1994. Bob and Natalie retired to Marrowstone Island and later, moved south to Yuma, Ariz., where he spent his last 15 years.

In addition to being an active member of the Chehalis, Port Townsend and Yuma Seventh-day Adventist churches, Bob was a past president of the Washington State Funeral Directors Association, and also past local and state president of Kiwanis Club.

He enjoyed many hobbies, but his passion was bird watching. Bob could identify dozens of species by their song alone. He never passed up an opportunity to assist a friend or neighbor and most acquaintances would acknowledge his love of story telling. Bob also loved music and regularly led out in group and special music for church and other organizations.

Robert Wyman was preceded in death by his siblings, Jim and Marjorie.

He is survived by his wife, Natalie; brother, Douglas; daughter, Pamela Almandinger; sons, David and Ted; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at the Yuma Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, located at 1681 S. 6th Ave., Yuma, AZ 85364.


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