Obituary of Robert W Balcombe
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In loving memory of Good Wraps Bob!
10/28/1942 – 05/10/2023
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
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