From the Vancouver Columbian:
|ROBERT LEWIS GARLAND
Nov. 15, 1954 ~ April 22, 2008- Robert Lewis Garland peacefully passed away at his home in Camas, WA on Tuesday, April 22, 2008, surrounded by his family. Born on November 15, 1954 in Vancouver, Robert was 53 years old. A lifetime Camas-Washougal resident, Robert graduated from Washougal High School in 1973. He worked as a papermaker at Georgia Pacific Paper Mill in Camas before his retirement in 2006. He enjoyed playing in the local Community Ed. Basketball Leagues, hiking, camping, fishing, playing video games, and playing on the drums. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Martha at home; daughter, Kara Garland of Camas; son, Jacob Garland of Camas; father, Glenn Garland of Washougal; sister, Diane McKee of Washougal; brothers, Dennis Garland of Washougal and Thomas Garland of Springfield, Oregon; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Geraldine Garland in 1994. There will be a Celebration of Robert's Life at a later date. Memorials in Robert's honor may be sent to the American Cancer Society: 0330 Southwest Curry St. Portland, OR 97239. Sign the online guestbook at www.brownsfh.com. Brown's Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Camas has been entrusted with arrangements.
Published in the Columbian on 04/27/2008
Bob and I met online several years ago through our shared interest in the Sky River III rock festival, which took place in Washougal in 1970.
Bob maintained the definitive website on Sky River III - at http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Palace/2534/. In the past few months, we'd been discussing how to improve the site - mostly by adding bunches of pictures and moving it to its own domain (to here - skyriverlives.com) where there was enough bandwidth available to host hi-res pictures.
Bob had told me he was having medical problems but I had no idea of the severity. I was floored when I found out of his impending death.
I'm going to finish the upgrades we discussed and make this site better than ever. It'll be a lasting memorial to Bob.
He was a really good guy and it's terribly sad he lived such a short time. My greatest condolences to the family. We all share their loss.
- Michael Pellegrini