Bob cherished his wife, Pauline, and their family of 8 children and 15 grandchildren. As much as he loved the richness and simplicity of life, he was prepared for a life-after. He was a daily, devoted member of Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church for over 40 years. With quiet acts of kindness throughout the county, Bob touched many lives. He could be found weekly doing dishes at St. Vincent DePaul, or delivering food to Magdalene House.
He was born in Pomona, California February 4, 1931 to Lena Magdelena and Arthur Ambrose Sullivan. Bob graduated from Pomona High School in 1948. He furthered his education and met Pauline Marie Pellkofer at Mount San Antonio College. Bob played first-string varsity basketball and wrote for the school newspaper at Mt. SAC, graduating A.A. in 1950. He then spent three years at Cal Poly in San Dimas.
He and Pauline were married , in Covina, California. Two years later, they moved to a cattle ranch, The Bar Double Nine, in Dyer, Nevada. Bob, Pauline and young family settled in Ashland, Oregon in 1961, where they've since lived in the same house.
Bob was an insatiable hard worker, a big thinker, a doer. He was as comfortable with physical labor and getting his hands dirty; as he was reading a book and sharing life philosophies, specifically aabout his faith. He was an entrepreneur before that concept became vogue. In his early adult years, Bob earned a living (sometimes holding down two jobs) in ranching, farming and the wood products industry. He was a longtime foreman at Parson's Pine Products and the Bigfoot Corp. In the early 80s, Bob found his true calling-real estate. He had a passion and Midas touch for real estate and property development, particularly ranches and bare land. He was generous with his advice and perspective to anyone in need. Bob began his real estate career at Cascade in White City and, with success, formed his own brokerage company, Sulco Real Estate N.W. In recent years, Bob and Pauline developed Blossom View Estates on six acres of their Ashland property on the hill. Bob leaves his wife, Pauline, and eight children: Bob Jr., Christopher, David, Martin, Shawn and Pauline Sullivan, Lisa Roberts and Julie Mackinnon, along with their spouses. Bob cherished time with his beloved grandchildren: Andrew, Greg, Matthew, Hannah and Sam, Scott, Christopher and Julie Sullivan, Brendan, Keltain and Lukaiel Reece-Sullivan, Benjamin Roberts, Sharayah and Celeste Mackinnon and Chris Long and another grandchild (Julie and Rob Mackinnon) due in November. Bob is survived by his sisters: Mary Caldwell, Agnes Flack and Sue Taylor and brothers Francis and Jim Sullivan and numerous nieces and nephews. Brothers Leo, Arthur and Gerald Sullivan predeceased him.
Rosary will be held Friday, March 12, 6pm at Litwillers in Ashland. The funeral service will be Saturday, March 13 at 1pm at Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church in Ashland, followed by a reception at the church. Father Joseph Betschart will officiate. Internment will be at Scenic Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Bob Sullivan's name to: St. Vincent DePaul, Magdalene House and/or Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church.
Jacob H. Kettler Jacob Henry Kettler died at home on March 7, 2004 of congestive heart failure. He was 86 years old, born on October 24, 1917 in Coffeeville, Kansas to Naomi Lowe and Jacob Henry Kettler. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Erma Warren Kettler who died in 1980, and his daughter, Dawn Lynette Perrera who died in 1990. He is survived by his present wife Juliette (Judy) Kendall Kettler; a daughter and son-in-law, Norine and Gordon Lewis of Fremont, CA; and a daughter, Deborah Marye Green of San Diego, CA; two grandchildren, Milian Elizabeth Green and Jonathan Joseph Green; and one great-grandchild, Ethan Warren Knight, all of San Diego.
Jake graduated from the University of Denver with a BA degree in 1939 and from Stanford Business School in 1949 receiving his MBA. After working a year with CBS in New York City, he joined the Navy in 1940 as an Ensign. He served in the Navy 22 years rising to the rank of Commander before retiring in 1962. He was awarded the Navy Commendation with Bronze "V". He was then employed by Lockheed Missiles and Space Company in Sunnyvale, CA for 15 years retiring in 1978 at age 60.
In 1989 he met Judy Kendall at a Sierra Club outing. They married in 1992 and moved to Ashland, OR where they have made their home for the last 12 years. He was active in the Sierra Club, the Stanford Alumni Association , and served as an Elder in the Presbyterian Church in Sunnyvale.
Jake was an avid outdoorsman, loved hiking, backpacking, skiing and snowshoeing. He had an adventuresome spirit and with his wife, Judy, canoed the Kenai Peninsula and the Yukon River in Alaska as well as over 15 lakes in Oregon. He always was seeking the new stretching himself to the limit. He loved travel, theater, art, and music. One of the highlights of his later years was attending the Oregon Shakespeare Festival seeing the plays many times each year. He never lost his love of learning, taking many classes at SOLIR.
His memorial service will be Saturday, March 13, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Ashland, Rev. Scott Dalgarno, officiating. Memorial gifts may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements: Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland.
William J. Mooney William J. Mooney, 84, passed away on March 11, at Linda Vista Care Center in Ashland. Mr. Mooney was born in Cleveland, Ohio.
He saw combat in North Africa, Sicily, France, Belgium and Germany as a rifle company commander in the 39th Infantry Regiment, winning the Bronze Star for Valor for action near Germeter, Germany, on October 13, 1944. He moved from Burbank, CA in 1998 to Ashland to be near his son, Michael. He was prEceeded in death by his wife, Barbara, of 56 years.
He is survived by his son, Michael, Michael's wife Katherine, and their daughter Heather, and his daughter Carolyn who lives in California.
Fred W. Binnewies Fred W. Binnewies, 94, of Ashland, died Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at Rogue Valley Medical Center, Medford. Arrangements: Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Ashland.
James P. Vanderlip, Sr. James P. Vanderlip Sr., 90, of Ashland, died Thursday (March 11, 2004) at his home. Arrangements: Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Center, Ashland.