John Robert "Bob" Workman
April 18, 1934 – May 27, 2009
Bob cast his last line on May 27th, 2009. He reunited with his loving wife Barbara Workman, parents Ray Miller Workman and Clara Ellen Workman, Bob's siblings: Ethel Workman, James Ray Workman, Don Lee Workman, Laurel Anne Workman Ambrose, Linda Gene Johnson and John Allan Harvey. Bob was also predeceased by his loving Grandson Brady Joe Nay.
Bob is survived by his brother Wesley Gaylen Workman, son Don Robert Workman and daughters Joyce Laurie Mary Nay (Scott), Susan Hengerer (Yak), Donna Beazer (Darwen), Jo-Anne Secretan (Ron), Kim Hall (Don), Terry Hanton, his parents in law Elton and Birtie Hibard, stepchildren: Jeff Coe (Judy) and Barry Coe (Gayle). Bob leaves behind his loving Grandchildren William Hanton (Mellissa), Travis Nay (Kim), Jamey Hanton (Katie), Brett Nay (Cassandra), Megan Nay, Ryan Coe, Melanie (Jeff) Simmons, Bryant Sampson, Jessie Coe, Great Granddaughter Jayda Hope Nay and special friends Richard and Patty Wright.
Bob was born in San Mateo California. He spent his early years ranching, raising Border Collies and Rodeoing. He loved breaking and training wild horses including his favorite horse named Fly, who was allowed to graze on the ranch until her final days. Bob established his own ranch in White Swan, WA. None of these adventures had prepared him for the five little girls and baby boy that would forever change his life following his marriage to Carol Hawthorne.
Bob owned and operated Bob's Barbershop in Harrah, WA for several years which allowed him to live vicariously through his clients and friends. Later in life, Bob met and married Barbara, and relocated to Post Falls, ID where he spent his retiree years. Bob will be forever remembered for his love of fishing the Koocanusa, gardening, cooking and his companion Buddy. Bob's wishes to be an organ donor were honored and carried out.
We will miss you Dad. Family services will be held at a later date.