Robert Welcome

Welcome, Robert photoOn December 18, 2017, Robert R. Welcome went to be with the Lord.
Born in Bellingham, WA,  February 7, 1931
he soon moved to Seattle where he spent his childhood. Bob graduated from Lincoln High School in 1949 and went to work for his father in the land development business.  He then joined the Air Force and served with the Strategic Air Command in San Antonio, Texas.
After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the Air Force, he returned home to Seattle and once again partnered with his father and brother, eventually building one of the largest highway and land development companies in the state. The company fulfilled federal and state contracts, building local, state, and interstate highways. His work took him to all parts of the western region of the United States including Alaska. The company also spent several years in American Samoa upgrading roads and infrastructure for the Samoan Government.
Bob enjoyed hunting and fishing when time allowed. He owned several different boats and loved trips to Neah Bay when the salmon season started. He loved to get family and friends “on the fish” and watching everyone catching fish while he piloted the boat.
Bob developed an interest in jewelry as a hobby and then eventually started a business designing, manufacturing and selling fine jewelry.
He is survived by his loving wife Barbara, and 3 children, Bob, Diane, and Karen. He has 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

One Comment

  1. Diana Richardson
    Posted December 27, 2017 at 6:46 am | Permalink

    Bob – we are so happy that we saw you on Saturday. You knew then that the end was near. No one should go through what you did and I’m happy you no longer in pain. We will miss you very much. Know we will look out for Barbara. We love you both. Terri and Diana

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