Robert C. Hassell


Robert C. Hassell
January 18, 1925 - September 28, 2011

College Place - Robert C. Hassell, 86, passed away September 28, 2011 at Country
View Senior Care. There will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 16, 2011,
at Valley View Cemetery in Sutherlin, Oregon. Family friends, Dr. Mark Herscher and
Dr. Luke Herscher, will officiate. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sutherlin
Seventh-day Adventist School through Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla,
WA 99362.

Bob was born January 18, 1925, in Aberdeen, Washington, to Vernon and Delia Hassell. After graduating
in 1943 from Laurelwood Academy, in Gaston, Oregon, he served as a clerk for medical records for the U.S. Army
from 1943 to 1946. After the war, he attended Walla Walla College. From 1947-1957, he co-owned Hassell
Lumber Company with his father. He married Marilyn Jean Gildroy on June 18, 1950, in Roseburg, Oregon
and they lived in Oakland and Sutherlin, Oregon for the majority of their married life. In 1957, he started working
as a nursing assistant for the VA Hospital in Roseburg, Oregon. While still working at the VA, Bob and Jeanie
purchased Sutherlin Natural Foods in 1974. For the next 10 years, he worked at the store during the day and the
swing shift at the VA. They sold Sutherlin Natural Foods in 1997, when they retired. In 2009, they moved to Walla Walla, Washington.

Bob is survived by his wife, Jeanie, and three children: Larry Hassell of Eagle Point, Oregon; Marilyn Mayne of College Place, Washington; and Sherry Nally of Walla Walla, Washington; five grandchildren; and sister, Vivian Hassell Black of College Place, Washington.

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