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Robert Clayton Marcy

June 10, 1944 ~ July 6, 2018 (age 74)

Marcy, Robert C. “Bob” passed away at 74 on July 6, 2018 in Spokane, Washington surrounded by his family.  He put up a courageous, three-year fight against cancer.  He is survived by his wife Kay; son Kris of Seward, AK; son Kurt of Spokane, WA; daughter Jessica of Denver, CO; two grandsons, Matthew and Devin Marcy.  He is also survived by his sisters, Jane (Ken) Cline and Kay Martin, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Bob was born in Everett, WA on June 10, 1944.  He served two years in the 4th Infantry in Viet Nam.  Bob was an avid skier, mountain climber and fisherman and was always ready for an adventure.

The lure of Alaska drew him there in 1974.  His family joined him shortly thereafter – settling in Fairbanks.  During the winters, Bob worked on the oil pipeline out of Prudhoe Bay, AK, building ice roads and driving Rolligons across the frozen tundra to deliver supplies from one camp to another.  In the summers, the family mined gold for 15 years at their claim located 150 miles outside of Fairbanks.  He set up the perfect camp with running water (from the creek) and an outdoor shower.  Gold was around but not always easy to get, but as Bob would always say “The thrill is the search not necessarily the discovery”.After retiring, he and the family moved back to Washington State and settled in Deer Park, WA.  His time was spent traveling, repairing miscellaneous vehicles, fishing, surfing on the computer and winning/losing at the casino.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Agnas (McArtney) and Vado Marcy. 

A short service will be held at the Committal Shelter at the Veterans Cemetery, 21702 West Espanola Road, Medical Lake, WA on July 18th at 10:30.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Following the service, the family invites you to a gathering to enjoy some food and share stories of Bob.  Address is 2501 N Normandie, Spokane.

 

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