The Mail Tribune
Medford, Jackson County, Oregon
Sunday, December 5, 2004
OBITUARY - ROBERT THOMPSON "BOB" DEFENBAUGH
Robert "Bob" DEFENBAUGH died on November 24, 2004 in his home in Ashland, OR.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita DEFENBAUGH; his son, Terry and wife Isabel of Bamberg, Germany; his son Mark of
Phoenix, OR; and his seven grandchildren Kassie R., Sarah E., Patrick D., Marco D., Robert C., Mark A., and Rebecca P.
DEFENBAUGH. He was preceded in death by his parents, LoEdith (THOMPSON) and Charles Ernest DEFENBAUGH.
Bob DEFENBAUGH was born in Mount Ayr, IA on November 28, 1928. He spent his childhood and early school days there until
moving to Los Angeles, CA where he graduated from Manual Arts High School in 1946. He received his Bachelors of Science
Degree from the University of Southern California in 1950.
He joined the U.S. Army and served in CA and Korea from 1950 until 1952. Upon his discharge, he ran his own restaurant in
Brookings, OR until 1969 when he moved with his family to Ashland, OR and took a position as a Construction Supervisor.
Upon completion of his degree in Professional Accounting in 1980, he started his own Accounting Firm, which he maintained
until his death.
Bob enjoyed woodworking, cabinet making and fishing and had been a great Little League and Babe Ruth League Umpire for his
boys. He also held a 50 year membership with the Elks.
A celebration of his life was held for the immediate family on Saturday.
Bob was a wise and loving husband, father and friend. He will be sorely missed by all.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland [OR].
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