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Bobs request was that his ashes be tossed in the west fork of the Humptulips river by Donkey Creek.
The Herald (newspaper), Everett, Snohomish County, Washington
Appeared: Wednesday, January 2, 2002 (online edition) Obituary Section
Robert Bernethy, formerly of Gray's Harbor, passed away peacefully in his
sleep on December 22, 2001 in Snohomish.
He was born to James and Pearl (O'Leary) Bernethy on July 31, 1919 in Monroe,
Washington. After twenty-eight years of driving cement mixer for Graystone
Sand & Gravel, he retired to spend more time with his family. In his spare
time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, reading and playing cards.
Robert was a past member of disabled American Veterans. As a member of
Humptulips Grange, he helped activate the Humptulips Food Bank. He spent many
yearshelping to establish and promote the Aberdeen Chapter of Trout
Unlimited. During his tenure as a member and past officer, he worked on
several pet projects, including; Green Banks on the Hoquiam River, The Forks
Hole on the Humptulis River and Friends Landing on the Chehalis River.
Robert is survived by his children, Tim Bernethy, Dick Bernethy, Jan Cahill,
Joni Huebner, Colleen Shanks, Joyce Bailey, John Bernethy, Judi McKinney. His
foster children, Dan Sassaman, Debbie Hall and Christi Fleming. Two sisters,
Betty Armstrong and Phyllis Owens. Over forty grandchildren and
great-grandchildren and many friends and loved ones.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, James Bernethy, Richard Bernethy,
Mae Jones and Patricia Bernethy.
He willbe greatly missed by all. At his request, there will be no services.
Simplicity Funeral Care of Snohomish is in charge of arrangements.