Robert D. Pooley, 84, of Nyssa, Oregon passed away in the
care of his loving family November 4, 2014, in Boise, Idaho.
He was born on March 11, 1930 in Dupree, South Dakota. He
attended school in Nampa, Idaho, graduating from Nampa High.
Bob loved the outdoors and enjoyed spending time with his
family engaged in those activities that involved hard work and a sense of
All that knew Bob
from the times that he raced his car “Giddy Up Go” at Meridian Speedway in the
60’s and 70’s knew him for his great passion and ability to fix anything that
had wheels. He loved his time when he owned the ARCO station in downtown Nampa
and felt a great sense of community, often trading out his mechanic abilities
to help those that were not fortunate enough to be blessed with his outstanding
mechanical aptitude. He moved from that location to open up the Shell station
which was on the corner of 12
and Dewey continuing to provide a
much needed service to the community. His wife Muriel was a locally renowned
artist and Bob enjoyed packing up the RV and attending art shows across the
western states, a classic woodworker, Bob spent many a night making frames for
his wife’s work.
Bob enjoyed the mountains of Cascade Idaho and with his wife
Muriel purchased a lot there in 1966. He used his skills to build a beautiful
Cabin which stands as a testament to his hard work and dedication to
accomplishing any task he set his mind to. This cabin stands as a testament and
is being used by future generations and those to come to enjoy the fabulous
natural wonders that surround us daily.
Bob leaves a legacy with his family and extended family that
he was always willing to help those less fortunate, he would ensure people had
what they needed to enjoy a good life. He taught his children and grandchildren
the value of hard work and instilled a work ethic second to none that will be
passed from generation to generation, multiple woodcutting expeditions and dirt
excavations were always his favorite.
Bob loved the punch line of a good joke and would more often
than not be the person playing the joke, followed by his boisterous laughter,
and a huge smile for all to see and hear.
Late in life Bob found God’s beauty and was an active member
in the Ontario Treasure Valley Baptist Church, He enjoyed the members and his
faith in God gave him peace in his final days.
Bob is survived by his Family, Charleen Stewart, Jennifer
Miller, Douglas Pooley, Patricia Billington and Arleen Kotter, and his sibling
He was preceded in death by his Wives, Muriel Pooley,
Charlene Pooley , 9 Siblings and his son Robert W. Pooley.
The Family requests all contributions be made in his name to
the American Lung Association