In memory of
Robert D. Swales Jr. "Bob" passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at Whatcom Hospice House. Bob was born April 29, 1938 in Fort Bragg, California to parents Robert and Dorothy (Daniels) Swales. He graduated from Fort Bragg High School, attended college, and then served four years in the Navy. Bob married Carole Mattson in 1961. Bob lived in Fort Bragg, California, spent a few years in Minnesota and Oregon, before retiring in Washington. He was active with the Lutheran Church in Fort Bragg and Redmond, Oregon. Bob loved reading, gardening and keeping busy! Bob is preceded in death by his wife Carole Swales in 2017 and sister Sue Nowlin in 2008. Bob is survived by daughter Shanna Paoli (Craig), son Mike Swales (Wendy); grandchildren Lauryn Paoli, Megan Paoli, and Olivia Paoli; and sister Connie Mitchell. A celebration of life will be planned at a future date in Fort Bragg, CA. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
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