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Obituary for Robert "Bob" H. Stanhurst
Robert "Bob" H. Stanhurst June 1, 1921 - July 22, 2010 Robert "Bob" H. Stanhurst passed away at a local care facility in Brookings on July 22, 2010. He was 89. Bob was born June 1, 1921 in Brookings to Charles and Faye (Jaggers) Stanhurst. He grew up and attended school here. Following high school, Bob attended University of Oregon and Northwestern University in Chicago. After serving in the US Navy during WWII, Bob returned to Smith River, CA where he established Stanhurst Bulbs, Inc. - a company he would operate for more than 60 years. Bob was a 60+ year member of both the Elks Lodge and the Masonic Lodge. He married Merlyn Conners. They enjoyed annual cruises and seeing different parts of the world. A native of the Brookings-Harbor area, Bob was named Pioneer Citizen for the Memorial Day parade in 2005. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Merlyn of Smith River, CA, daughter, Nora Olsen of Brookings, stepchildren, Sharon Garrison of Issaquah, WA, Debra Coe (Randy) of Hillsboro, OR, Steven Pomerleau (Betty) of Brookings, Diane Wiley (Dale) of Forest Grove, OR and Sandra Trujillo (Jesse) of Bayfield, CO, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bob was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Gardner. An interment service will be held on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 2:00pm at W. J. Ward Memorial Cemetery in Brookings. A celebration of Bob's life will be on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 3:00pm at the Brookings Elks Lodge, 800 Elk Dr. A reception will follow the service there.