Robert G. Morgan, 66, a U.S. Navy veteran passed away at home in The Dalles, Ore., on Feb. 20, 2018. Bob was born Dec. 12, 1951, in Bay City, Mich. At the young age of 9, Bob started his passion for hard work, driving tractor, plowing sugar beets fields in Michigan. Bob then moved to Oregon in 1961 with his parents and family. At the age of 20 he married his long-time love Debra, and soon after, they started their family of four sons. In 1975, Bob worked at Martin Marietta Aluminum plant for five years. There he met many of his life-long friends. In 1977, he started his commercial bee business and soon after bought a cherry orchard in The Dalles.
Bob loved to be busy, working and truly enjoyed spending time working with his bees and being out in the orchard. Bob was an avid deer lover and had a passion for the outdoors. He loved fishing in Alaska, hunting, camping and spending time with his nine grandchildren and beloved dogs.
Bob is survived by wife, Deb (Bartell) Morgan; sons, Lance of Seattle, Wash., Marcus and Celeste (Pulliam) of The Dalles, Ore., Nicholas and Tiffany (Flowers) of Long Beach, Mich., and Vincent and Amanda (Opbroek) of Bend, Ore.; nine grandchildren; siblings, Lee of Michigan, Carol of New Mexico, Jean of Colorado and Steven of Colorado.
A memorial service will be held in his honor Saturday, March 3, 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church, 909 Court St., The Dalles, Ore., 97058.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory may be made to Home at Last in the Dalles or the American Heart Association.
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