Thursday, July 29, 2010
Robert (Bob) L Keeney
With help from pretty and intelligent girls and sympatric teachers Bob managed to graduate from High School. Following High School played in the 1960 Shiner Football game, Wrestled in the 1960 Olympic trials “With no success”.
Went to University of Oregon on a Football and Wrestling Grant in aid. Then again with the help from pretty and intelligent girls graduated from U of O, with a BBA in Personnel and Business Management.
Went in to military with a hitch in the Coast Guard Reserve and one in the Naval Reserve. While in the Coast Guard a crew of 60 recruits (which I was apart of) replaced 180 cadets from the Coast Guard Academy as a crew for the “USCG Eagle”. The Eagle is a three mast clipper sailing ship, 150 feet tall and 180 feet long. The crew sailed the Eagle from San Francisco, Ca. to New London, Ct. This trip was a rare experience. After that I played some football with the Coast Guard.
After active military duty Bob returned to the U of O, and married his lovely college sweetheart, Judith D Guthridge on July 2, 1966.
Still married, she is still beautiful and intelligent, and they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.
Bob’s goal for life has been “As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”. (Joshua 24:15) So far they have all loved the Lord and are trying to serve him. It is clear “no one” is perfect and all have sinned but they also have faith that their sins are forgiven. Knowing our sins are forgiven is our crutch and our strength.
Judy (Bob’s wife), is a retired teacher and principle from public schools. She could not stay retired and for the last 10 years she has been a professor at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon.
Karen (Bob’s daughter) is and executive for a private employment agency. Her husband Mike is a woods craftsman.
Kevin (Bob’s son) was also a wrestler for the University of Oregon. Kevin and his wife Jen are both school teachers and parent of a girl age 6 and boy age 3.
Kevin also has All Phase Wrestling Club in West Linn for youth of all ages. He is also co-owner of FCF cage style fighting “Rumble at the Roseland”.
Kevin still thinks he should have been a rodeo cowboy!
Bob career was around wood products. He was personnel and safety directory in a large plywood plant. Next he ran a longshoremen’s crew exporting wood chips to Japan. Next he went to work in an integrated timber company, buying and selling wood products.
Bob retired in 2000 and bought 5 acres to play on that has turned into a lot of work. That leaves Bob a poor dirt farmer still looking for fun and wealth.
And yes the mustache is real and reaches from ear to ear. Bob has done all the normal parenting activities. He has coached, referees and sponsored sports for the kids. Still enjoys fishing and hunting with family and friends.
Halabit from Kenia, Alaska