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Robert Eugene Coyle

November 13, 1930 ~ June 7, 2017 (age 86)

COYLE, Robert E. (Bob) passed to his eternal home with the Lord on June 7, 2017.  Bob was born November  13, 1930 in Bayview, ID.  He is preceded in death by his father, mother, 3 sisters and 3 brothers.  Survived by his loving wife Beverly of 66 years; three children, Paul (Rhonda), Kathy (Duane) and Mark, all of Spokane; grandchildren Shaun and Adam; and two great-grandchildren Jordan and Claudia.  Bob spent the majority of his life in Spokane where he met Beverly at the age of 15.  It was love at first sight and on August  5, 1950 they tied the knot.  Bob served in the US Navy during the Korean War aboard the USS Rupertus destroyer and as a Navy veteran he was an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  His years after his service were spent raising his family in Spokane where he worked at Kaiser Aluminum (Trentwood) for 31 years.  Upon his retirement from Kaiser, his years were spent traveling the country with his wife, Beverly.  He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagle’s and enjoyed spending his free time with other members.  Bob’s other passion in life was his race horses at Playfair.  Bob owned many horses throughout the years and had one of the most prolific horses named after him (Bob Cee Star).  Bob was an outstanding husband and father who would always put everyone else first.  He was very well liked by all he met and enjoyed lift to its fullest.  His love and faith for his wife of 66 years is a testament to his character which will be remembered for his kindness and humility.  For every experience in life he had a story to tell.  Whether it was an event from the Korean War 65 years ago or something that happened last night, he had a truly genuine way of telling that story in detail.  Bob’s stories and jokes will be greatly missed but will live on in his memory.


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