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Robert 'Bob' Joseph Reed

A zest for life and living, never-ending enthusiasm and generosity of time, energy, and resources; this was Bob Reed. He was born in Eugene, Ore. May 13, 1941. He passed away 75 years later, July 6, 2016 in Eugene. Those 75 years were filled with love, happiness, and every other emotion that a human being can experience in this life.He encouraged his children to dream big and through his absolutely unconditional support, he enabled them to follow their personal and professional passions and accomplish amazing things. They were all the light of his life!As a member of Rotary for 48 years, Bob saw first hand how important it was to give back to the world and his community, from local projects to the International Youth Exchange program where he served as Chairman for many years. Even in his very last days he was helping to try to raise funding to get a new roof and heating system for the Agness Community Library.His career in real estate and development was fulfilling, challenging, and gave him an opportunity to help clients every step of the way and forever if they so desired, forming many life long friendships. Golfing, fishing, hunting, traveling, watching the Oregon Ducks, and looking for the next great adventure filled his days and years. His energy, joy, and good-natured mischievousness filled every room into which he walked. With a can-do attitude and eternal optimism, he believed anything was possible . . . and proved it countless times! We will all miss him every day!He is survived by his wife and fellow adventurer of 53 years, BJ; daughter, Robyn Reed Gaddy, her husband, Will, and their daughter, Hallie Jo, of Missoula, Montana; son, Jonathan Reed, his wife, Khanh, and their daughter, Josephine “JoJo” of Washougal, Wash. (JoJo’s little sister will arrive in October!); son, Josh Reed, his wife, Susie, and their daughter, Ruby, of Livermore, Calif.; sister, Barbara O’Neil and her husband, Peter of Eugene, Ore.; and uncle and aunt, Charlie and Joanne Mickelson of Medford, Ore.A service and celebration of life will be held at 4:00 p.m. August 13, 2016 at Singing Springs Resort Agness, Ore. Since one of Bob's great loves was Hawaii, the theme and dress for the celebration will be Hawaiian. In lieu of flowers,  memorial contributions may be made to the Agness Community Library at P.O. Box 33, Agness, Ore. 97406. 

Robert 'Bob' Joseph Reed