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Richard "Dick" Lobb


Richard "Dick" Lobb

Richard "Dick" Lobb died in his home in Goldendale on Monday May 16th 2016. He was born June 19th 1932 in a one room shack in Dog town, North Wapato, WA to Elmer and Opal Lobb. He grew up in Toppenish, WA until joining the NAVY in 1951. There he met his first wife Bonnie Sparks and they lived in Toppenish until 1971. That is when he and Bonnie moved to Gold Beach, OR. Bonnie passed in 1983 after 31 years of marriage. Dick married again to Dotty Liebrock in 1985 to whom he was married until the end, also 31 years. Dick had many professions, he was a cook in the NAVY, a butcher, a locksmith, an insurance salesman, a commercial fisherman, and owned and operated his own restaurant until selling it and moving to Goldendale in 1992. Dick was an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer, and he loved to gamble. Dick was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Opal Lobb, Sister Charlene Lobb-Scott, and his first wife Bonnie Sparks-Lobb. He is survived by his wife Dotty Liebrock-Lobb of Goldendale, daughter Vicki Lobb-Schumacher of Goldendale, son David Lobb of Goldendale, son Mark Lobb, daughter Nikki Lobb-Rylands of Hood River, grandson Chris Schumacher of Goldendale, granddaughter Samantha Schumacher-Berry of Goldendale, Grandson Michael Lobb of Gold Beach, Grandson Axel Cox of Hood River, Grandson Benton Cox of Hood River, and six great grandchildren.


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