Obituary: Plotts, Robert Rezeau
PLOTTS, Robert Rezeau (Age 73) Bob Plotts, a longtime industrial arts teacher and sports car enthusiast, passed away January 5, 2014, at The Hospice House in Spokane after a gallant battle with cancer and diabetes. A resident of Beaverton, OR., Bob, who originally was from Edwall, spent much of his time in the Spokane area, and was visiting for the holidays with family and friends in Hauser Lake, Idaho. He is a graduate of what is now Eastern Washington University, and worked for the Edwall Grain Growers during summers for more than 20 years. Roseanne, his wife of 47 years, and family members, were at his bedside when he died. He was born in Spokane on January 24, 1940 to Rezeau and Merle Plotts and was raised on a wheat and cattle ranch near Edwall. He attended Tyler and Edwall elementary schools, and Edwall and Reardan high schools, graduating in 1958. He began a 32-year teaching career in the Portland, OR., School District in 1967. An outstanding vocalist, he was a member of the EWU ROTC Chorale and had a major role in the school musical “Brigadoon”. He was a much sought after vocalist for weddings in the area. During his college days he worked on area farms, Jensen-Byrd and the automated parking garage in downtown Spokane. Bob will be remembered for his love of family, his passion for automobile racing, his knack for storytelling, and his tremendous sense of humor. He was active in vintage car racing. He had a keen love and interest in nearly all forms of transportation including, Austin Healey Bug Eye Sprite automobiles, Corvairs, and Porsches. He was a member of the Spokane Sports Car Club, the Cascade Sports Car Club (Portland, OR.), and the Oregon chapter of Sports Car Club of America, and other car associations. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Larry. Survivors include his wife Roseanne, at the home; one brother Tom of Clarkston; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. A celebration of his life is scheduled for Sunday, 1:30 p.m., at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Mirabeau Point Park, Spokane Valley. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Bob’s name to the charity of your choice.