Obituary: Harvey, Robert Claire
HARVEY, Robert Claire (Age 85) Robert passed away July 31, 2014. He was born March 7, 1928, in LaCrosse, WA, to Oswald Harvey and Edna (Felch) Harvey and grew up on the family farm in Valley, WA, with his brother, Gene Harvey, and sister, Maxine (Harvey) Hooper. The family moved to Greenacres, WA where he graduated from West Valley High School in 1946. He met Elaine Gfeller in Lind, WA and they were married in the Lind Methodist Church December 4, 1949. While living in Spokane, Robert became a member of the Central United Methodist Church. He sold material handling equipment and lift trucks; retiring from Towne Equipment of Spokane in 1983. Robert is survived by his wife of 64 years, Elaine; children, Douglas (Susan) Harvey of Spokane, WA and Terri (Gary) Owen of McMinnville, OR; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Per his request, the family will host a private gathering for family and friends. In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Spokane.