Obituary of Robert W Balcombe
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In loving memory of Good Wraps Bob! 10/28/1942 – 05/10/2023 Gone Fishing! I’ve finished life’s chores assigned to me, So put me on a boat headed out to sea. Please send along my fishing pole For I’ve been invited to the fishin’ hole. Where every day is a day to fish, To fill your heart with every wish. Don’t worry, or feel sad for me, I’m fishin’ with the Master of the sea. We will miss each other for awhile, But you will come and bring your smile. That won’t be long you will see, Till we’re together you and me. To all of those that think of me, Be happy as I go out to sea. If others wonder why I’m missin’ Just tell ’em I’ve gone fishin’ By Dalmar Pepper Robert Balcombe was an avid fisherman here on the Harbor. He built custom reels and rods for years. He was part of the Chehalis Basin Task Force group and authored articles for many years for sport fishing magazine. He served in the US Navy and was a life member of the McCleary VFW 5564 Post. He is survived by his Wife Karen Balcombe, and their two kids Wesley Merritt, Dr. Mistyjean Brown & Son-in-Law George Brown, Brother Mike Balcombe and his kids and from a prior marriage Mark Wikander and Erica Fredrickson and grandson Brian Pearson. His dear friends that were considered family Kerry & Dixie Hansen, David & Ann Marie Lidren, Matthew Lidren and along with other friends Dwayne Michalak, Stan Dotson and classmates from Elma Class of 1964. He had a kind and gentle soul with a smile to share. Services will be provided at a later date.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Robert Balcombe , please visit Tribute Store
Celebration of Life
Friday, June 9, 2023
401 W. Waldrip St.
Elma, Washington, United States
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