Former longtime resident of The Dalles, Bob Vincent, 91, died, Friday, March 29, 2013, after a brief illness with family at his side.
Born to William C. Vincent and Lou Ann Forth on Aug. 13, 1921, in Polson, Mont., at the age of 20 he enlisted in the US Navy, serving his country during World War II. In December 1945, he was honorably discharged with a special honor for a rescue at sea after a fellow plane went down. After discharge, he returned to Thompson Falls to continue logging with his brother Bill. There he met his wife Barbara Pyatt. They were married for 66 years prior to her death in November 2012.
In the mid 1960’s, he sold his portion of Vincent Logging to his nephew, Bill. He then started working for road construction companies as a dozer operator. He worked for Pete Kiewit Construction, White Brothers Construction, and retired in the early 1980’s from Vernie Jarl Construction.
In retirement he spent a lot of time traveling the Pacific Northwest.
He is survived by his daughters, Mari, husband Mike Manaro, Rhododendron, Ore.; Lori Urban, Boise, Idaho; and son Rob Vincent, Spokane, Wash.; granddaughter and special caretaker, Wendy Manaro, granddaughter Kalyn Wallace, and grandson Chase (Amanda) Manaro; greatgrandchildren, Jim and Kayla Dillon, Carter and Caleb Wallace; numerous nieces and nephews in Montana, Wyoming, and California.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Barbara, his parents, brothers, Wade and Bill Vincent, his nephew Bill Vincent, and niece Echo Lowe.
A memorial service will be at a later date for both Bob and Barbara Vincent. Donations in his memory can be made to any American Legion, Veteran’s Administration, or World War II Memorial of your choice.
Spencer, Libby and Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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