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Oct 19, 2017 at 9:48 PM

Posted on: Oct 16, 2017 at 7:08 PM

Bobby Bowker's passing has put me on notice. Now's the time. Carpe Diem. What am I waiting for? I've been trying to get better at saying "Yes!" to life instead of dodging the question. I've taken some fresh risks recently and it's paying off. I've had some new fun and made some new friends and I'm going back for more. About damn time. I'll be 62 in December and I have no intention of acting it. Cheers to you all.

Pam Goodhue Briddle has left an In Memory comment for Profile.
Oct 19, 2017 at 8:33 PM

Kathy had a quick and generous smile that was accompanied by a deep, throaty laugh. She was always about bringing people together, organizing our reunions and working towards remembering and honoring our Sing Out mentor, Angus McDonald.  Kathy adored her family, and loved being with them, supporting them, helping out and finding joy in nieces and nephews. Her life was rich with love and she will be remembered as someone who carried and shared a light.  We all live on through the stories that are told about us. So tell her stories, laugh and celebrate all that she was and all the ways she enriched the lives of those who called her family and friend. She was surely welcomed home by her God, her dad, and family and friends who have gone before her. I’m sure her welcome home party was a warm and loving one. Kathy, thank you for sharing your life with us. God bless you. 

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Oct 19, 2017 at 12:19 PM

Posted on: Oct 16, 2017 at 6:44 PM

Hi Shari! My daughter, Brynna lives in Navarre Beach. Her boyfriend is Air Force. We visited in August. What a wonderful area to live in! You are so blessed!!

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Oct 16, 2017 at 7:38 PM
Taken late August 2017. Early in Burning Man week. You can tell by how dirty and dusty I'm not. Shade tarp overhead and tent in the background.
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Oct 16, 2017 at 7:20 PM
The Playa and my formerly brand new boots after 3 days there
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Oct 16, 2017 at 7:20 PM
It was Tutu Tuesday. Had to borrow one. Next year, I'll be ready.
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Oct 16, 2017 at 7:20 PM
Nighttime on the Playa. White Tailcoat and white top hat of course. Someone's gotta set the standard.
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Oct 16, 2017 at 7:19 PM
Fully functional, not a costume. Hat for shade in the 100 degree desert sun. Goggles for the dust storms and shemagh (middle eastern scarf) for protection from both. Best time in the worst place ever. Going back next year.
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Oct 16, 2017 at 7:15 PM
I went to Burning Man this year! The most astounding and life changing place I've ever been. I'll be back.
Aug 12, 2017 at 9:10 PM
Aug 12, 2017 at 9:02 PM
Clay Cook has left an In Memory comment for J. Robert Finch.
Aug 11, 2017 at 4:33 PM

I remember playing Little League with Bob. He was the catcher, and actually knew what he was doing! I got posted to the outfield where they hoped I wouldn't hurt the team, but Bob was front and center and in the game all the time. I think he lived like that: in the game and a part of every play. Bob is ok now, I pray his family will be ok until they meet again.

Col. Kyle Johnson has left an In Memory comment for J. Robert Finch.
Aug 10, 2017 at 8:33 AM

Bob was a person who gave to others.  When he saw a need he didn't wait for others, he filled the need right away.  This is reflected by the life he led.  He has a beautiful family, he was a leader in the community, he was frequently sought for his common sense wisdom in business and in healthcare, and he was always someone who could be trusted to provide sound personal advce.  He was a friend, a best friend.  A person who would do what needed to be done for another person without fanfare or for selfish gain.  Selfless, he was the behind the scenes guy that made high school events work, in Boy Scouts he did the tough jobs, on the job at Hallisey's he was the leader, the "git 'er done" guy, and oh, he was relentless perhaps mercyless, he would 'rake you over the coals' in a four hour game of Monopoly and then pummel you in hockey, basketball, touch football or what ever the game dejour was.  

We all as parents realize the impact the friends of our children have on them.  It is only after raising children can we reflect on our own lives and see the value of the friends we had in those most scary of all life periods, 'the teenage years'.  Bob and I were friends before and throughout high school and for the rest of our lives.  How many times he set me straight I can't even begin to imagine, we worked, played, traveled, dreamed and planned together he was the most trusted confidant a boy/man could have as a friend.  In the middle of the summer of 1974 he and I took a road trip to Canada for a couple of weeks before setting off to different Universities and our futures.  Camping and sightseeing it was not the VW van thing to California (we did travel in his big old convertable) but it was a vivid memory shared 30 years later.  

Character and values deeply routed in family and faith, Bob limited the gray areas and focused on the black and white issues.  Hard work, persistence, dedication, love, these were the tools he brought into the world to address and manage every situation.  

Bob will be missed by friends and family alike, but Bob made this world a better place for those whose lives he touched and for this old friend.  Jesus said he would prepare a mansion for us where we will be able to spend eternity with him, Bob is in the arms of his savior.  May God bless you Bob, preserve your family and loved ones.  Kyle