Robert “Bob” Gentry Quinn, a resident of the Ought Seven Ranch on the Clearwater River near Kooskia, Idaho, peacefully passed away Friday, November 20, 2020 at his son’s home at Quinault, Washington. He was surrounded by his three sons. Bob was 88 years old, born June 11, 1932 in Del Norte, Colorado.
Bob was raised in Safford, Arizona, by Eugene and Jewett Quinn. He went on to graduate from high school in Safford and joined the US Navy in 1952. While enlisted, he was trained as a Korean War Corpsman. Bob was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1955 and used the GI Bill to continue his education. He graduated college from Washington State University, earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering in 1959.
While working a road construction project through Northern Idaho, Bob met the love of his life, Lorraine Wunderlich. Bob and Lorraine married in June, 1956 in Lorraine’s home town, Bovill, Idaho. They moved around the US building America, raising their three sons, Eugene, Robert and Kyle.
In 1977, they built a home on Bainbridge Island, where they lived until they retired, then settled down near Kooskia, Idaho.
After Bob earned his degree, he went to work at Bethlehem Steel, and on to Willamette Western, Morrison-Knudsen, Bohemia Umpqua, Traylor Brothers, and many other construction firms throughout his life. He had many things he enjoyed in life but his two favorite hobbies were hunting and fishing.
Bob and Lorraine lived together happily until she passed in January 2011. Bob moved to Quinault to live with his son Eugene Quinn in May, 2020.
Bob is survived by his three sons, Kyle of Bellevue, Robert of South Prairie and Eugene of Quinault; brother, Ken Quinn of Spokane; as well as 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Jewett Quinn and by his late wife, Lorraine Quinn.
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