ROBERT H. JURIS
February 04, 2013
Robert (Bob) H. Juris, 82, a longtime Roosevelt rancher climbed his last mountain on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.
Bob was proud to be a grandson of Slovakian and Finland immigrants. He was born Dec. 21, 1930 in Cle Elum, the son of George and Weino (Saari) Juris.
Bob graduated with the Bickleton High School class of 1949 and later from WSU in 1954. He was named one of eight distinguished members of the ROTC Program. While serving his country in the U.S. Air Force, Bob was stationed in Korea. Following honorable discharge, he returned to Bickleton for one year before leasing and later purchasing a place in Roosevelt, where he was a wheat and cattle rancher.
On Dec. 16, 1959 he married Beverly Mains in Goldendale. Bob and Bev continued to make their home in Roosevelt enjoying family, friends and raising wheat and cattle.
He enjoyed life to the fullest, hunting, fishing, hiking, digging clams and gardening. He was also a private pilot. His flights took him on many adventures. He was a master story teller and always had a good joke to share.
Bob served on the Roosevelt School Board for 48 years, member of the Roosevelt Fire Department, Goldendale American Legion #116, 50-year Grange and Masonic Lodge member, member of Washington State Wheat Growers and Washington State Cattleman Association.
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Bev Juris of Roosevelt; one son, Alan (Tammy) Juris of Spokane; one daughter, Elaine (Dave) Juris Enwards of Goldendale; five grandchildren, Bailey, Brooklynn and A.J. Juris, and Tessa and Jace Enwards; one brother, Tom (Helen) Juris of Bickleton; three brother-in-laws, Bill (Lynn) Mains and Ron (Faye) Mains, all of Bickleton, and Tom (Cindy) Mains of Mabton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Weino Juris.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Sunnyside, with burial to follow at Bickleton I.O.O.F. cemetery, with military honors.
Those wishing to honor Bob's memory may contribute to the Alder Creek Pioneer Association.
Friends and relatives who would like to sign Bob's on-line memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com
Smith Funeral Homes Ltd. and Crematory in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.