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Robert Edward Louttit

January 5, 1930 December 20, 2018
Robert Edward Louttit
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Robert was born January 5, 1930 in Portland Oregon to Clarence Louitt and Thelma Hardy, but raised in Salmonberry, OR by his grandparents. Their home was next to the U.S. railroad, and Robert grew up watching the trains coming and going and stopping at the small substation in Salmonberry. He had a lifelong love of trains that he passed on to his children grandchildren and great grandchildren. Like his father before him, Robert was in the military service and served in the Marine Corps and drove a tank in the Korean War.

After the war and being honorably discharged, Robert became a lineman for GTE in Los Gatos, Ca. It was there that he met the love of his life, Ruth Audrey Myers and the two would marry on January 10, 1976. Robert and Ruth bought a home and lived in San Jose for several years before moving to Salem, OR. In the Salem area, Robert worked for US Housing for many years until retirement. For a time, Robert and Ruth owned a Christmas tree farm in Silverton, OR.

After Ruth passed away in 1994, Robert spent his retirement years sharing his love of trains, tractors, and working in his large custom built two story shop at his home in Salem. He always had a various assortment of pets he kept close to him for comfort and companionship. Robert’s family has many wonderful memories of the time he spent with his children, grandchildren and great grand-children- memories that they will all pass on to their families.

As the years passed, Robert spoke more and more of his longing to be with Ruth. He could see glimpses of her love in the faces of his children and grandchildren and he took peace in that. On December 20, 2018 Robert passed away in Salem, Oregon. Now, we in turn take peace in knowing that Robert is once again in Ruth’s loving arms.

He is survived by:

His Children: Daughter: Dottie Louttit (Jim Cox) of Ellensberg WA; Step-daughter: Karen Rockwell (Daniel Rockwell) of La Grange, CA; Step-son: Rick Vague (Carol Vague) of San Jose, CA

Grandchildren: Brook Shadwell; Daniel Rockwell, Jr.; Leanna Dudley; Adam Wright; Erin Gomes; 6 Great Grandchildren.

Memorial contributions – Please make any donations to your favorite animal charity. Robert would have loved that.

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Cemetery Details


City View Cemetery Final Resting Place

390 Hoyt Street S
Salem, OR 97302

390 Hoyt Street S Salem 97302 OR
United States

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