LONGVIEW – Robert Frank Hill, 81, died July 17, 2017, at St. John’s Hospital in Longview. He was born Feb. 6, 1936, to Robert Sterling Hill and Mary Frances Hunsaker in White Salmon, Washington.
“Don’t grieve for me for I am free!”
He attended grade school in White Salmon and graduated from Ilwaco High School. After high school he entered the Air Force and served from 1955 to 1958.
On Dec. 12, 1963, he married Brenda, who survives at home in Ocean Park.
Bob was self employed his entire life, working in oysters, as a contractor, a real estate agent and was co-owner of the Long Beach Peninsula Trading Post and Antique Shop.
He was a busy man who enjoyed swap meets, car shows and setting up antiques at the Portland Expo Center for many years, clam digging, and he loved children; he and Brenda welcomed numerous foster children into their home over the years, including Tracy Shaw.
He was a great man, father, grandfather and brother and he will be missed by many.
In addition to his wife, survivors include his sons, Robert Hill Jr. of Ocean Park and John Roisum of Olympia; daughters, Jennice Roisum of Chinook and Lavender Rain Hill of Ocean Park; his sisters, Mary Whittemore of San Diego, Calif., and Marta Smith of Medford Oregon; his brothers, Fred Hill, Dale Hill and George Hill, all of Ocean Park; grandchildren, Stephanie, Erin, Ashley, Alex, Nick, Jadie, Cory, Danny and Jessica; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
His mother and father, a sister, Mardell Kirsten, and his grandparents, Frank and Mary Hunsaker and Frank and Mabel Hill preceded him in death.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5 at Peninsula Baptist Church in Ocean Park, with a potluck reception following at Sunset Sands Clubhouse. Donations in his name are suggested to the Youth Group at Peninsula Baptist Church.