Bob Sims

Longtime Okanogan County resident Bob Sims, 79, of Loomis passed away on March 31, 2010 after a battle with cancer.

Longtime Okanogan County resident Bob Sims, 79, of Loomis passed away on March 31, 2010 after a battle with cancer.

Bob was born on Oct. 1, 1930 in Omak to Leone and Edna Sims. He attended schools in Okanogan. After graduation from Okanogan High School, he entered the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War. He married Donna Haviland in November of 1953. Bob worked on numerous ranches, managed apple orchards and worked for the Whitestone Reclamation District. One of Bob’s greatest joys was going to the mountains to put salt out for rancher’s cattle. Bob was a member of the American Legion Post 8110. Bob will be dearly missed and for all who knew him we’ll miss his wonderful sense of humor and his love for the mountains and wildlife.

Bob is survived by his son, Rob Sims of Oroville; daughter, Lori Seger of Pasco; sisters: Altamae Whitehill (Pat) of Clarkston and Peg Sims of Waldport, Ore.; three nephews: Barry Whitehill (Patty) and family of Alaska, Terry Whitehill (Karen) and family of Portland, Ore. and David Whitehill (Lorrie) and family of Hawaii.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Leone and Edna Sims; an infant brother, Gordon and his wife, Donna Sims.

At Bob’s request, there will be no services. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in charge of arrangements.

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