Robert Leon ‘Bob’ Larrance

Robert Larrance


Oct. 4, 1942 – July 17, 2014

Robert (Bob) Leon Larrance was born October 4th, 1942, in Bend, Oregon, to the late William (Bill) and Mary Larrance, where he lived until 1957 when the family moved to Seaside, Oregon.

Bob graduated from Seaside High School in 1961 and created many fun memories with his friends there. His nickname was LOB, referring to his great left handed pitching ability.

Bob worked for many years at Wauna paper mill as a millwright and retired at the age of 57.

Bob married Carol Gunn in 1968. They built their family home in Svensen in 1969. They were married happily for 37 years when Carol passed in 2002. Bob was a Svensen resident for 45 years.

On March 14th, 2010, Bob married Andrea (Andi) Mackey. Bob loved Andi very much and they enjoyed wonderful and happy times together. Especially afternoon drives and dinner out.

Bob’s passions were deer and elk hunting and fishing on his boat “The Magoo.” He enjoyed working crossword puzzles with his Uncle Bill and Aunt Mary Garvik.

Bob was talented at many things, from woodworking to metal fabrication. He enjoyed working out in his shop, where he had a multitude of ongoing projects, one of which was completing the rebuild a Jeep CJ5. Bob’s shop was a place where many friends would pop over and enjoy conversation, laughter and coffee. He was never without company.

Bob was extremely proud and loving of his daughters, Tara and Rania Larrance and his grandchildren, Wade, Dean and Allison Reuterdahl, who all have had many adventures and fond memories of him, such as antelope hunting, potato gun shooting, chipmunk trapping and many games of Yahtzee, where Bob’s good luck always seemed to bring him out on top.

Bob’s quick wit and smile made him welcome wherever he went. He enjoyed socializing. When Bob arrived, the “entertainment” began. He was a great storyteller, and could turn any stranger into his friend.

Bob never forgot to say “I love you” every day, and was generous to a fault. He lived a full life and fought a hero’s fight to the end, July 17th, 2014.

He will be very greatly missed by all who knew him.

A celebration of life to follow.

In lieu of flowers, you may contribute to the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation, 5151 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite 420, Washington, DC 20016.

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