Robert Everett Cross

08/28/1917 — 06/02/2007

From Kennewick, WA, US | Born in Denbigh, North Dakota

Robert Everett Cross

Robert Bob Everrett Cross 89 years old lost his five-month life battle Saturday, June 2, 2007 at the Tri-City Chaplaincy Hospice in Kennewick, Washington. Mr. Cross was born August 28th, 1917, in Denbigh, North Dakota, the second to last of eleven children born to Edward Livingston Cross and Emma Comstock Cross.

He graduated from Towner High School in 1935. Mr. Cross worked as a secretary in Washington, D.C., Portland, Oregon, and then at Hanford in Richland, Washington. He began work for General Electric in 1946 and continued work at Hanford until his retirement in 1983.

He married Phyllis Maughan in 1940, and they remained married until her death in 1983. He married Louise Thomson in 1987. They lived in Kennewick their entire married lives, moving into Charbonneau Retirement Residence in August 2005. Bob and Louise traveled for years to jazz festivals, visited family and enjoyed a busy happy life together.

Bob played tennis his entire life, only having to give it up two years ago. He and his younger brother Ken Cross were close friends, playing tennis, being Bomber Boosters and attending Elderhostel in the 1980s.

Mr. Cross is survived by his wife Louise Cross; sons Allan of Roosevelt; Robert of Battle Ground; and Duane of Richland; and daughter Carol Cross Llewellyn of Copalis Crossing, Washington. Other surviving family members include grandchildren Sherri Cross of Richland; Scott Cross, serving with he military; Ambrea Cross of Walla Walla; Amy Cross Putnam of Boise, Idaho; Cameron Cross and Whitney Cross of Richland; and Makenzie Cross of Tacoma; five great-grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews. Other members include stepchildren Robert Thomson of Denver; Toni Thomson Graf of Tacoma; Jeri Thomson James of Alexandria, Virginia; and Mark Thomson of Olympia; and a multitude of step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Phyllis M. Cross in 1983, daughter MaryJane Cross Marratt in 1993 and all his brothers and sisters.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Tri-City Chaplaincy Hospice and the Visiting Angels for their kind help and support.

Services will be held Saturday, June 9th, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. at the Catherdral of Joy, 1153 Gage Blvd., Richland. A gathering following the memorial service will be held at Charbonneau Retirement Residence.

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  • Dear Carol, Bobby, Allen, and Duane,

    I am so sorry to read about your dad. I loved “Mr. Blot” so, and I have such fond memories of him, your family, and Trigger was that the name of that wirey little hyper black dog??. Anyway, I moved back to Richland almost three years ago to be near mom and dad. Dad fell and died before the house was even closed…and mom passed away just six weeks later. I was hoping for a good many years with them, but that wasn’t to be. I’ve actually had Mr Blot on my heart the past couple months and thought about looking him up. I haven’t seen him since Blot died. Again, I am so sorry. I will be praying for you all.

    Love,

    Hop

    Hope Ann Amis
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Dear Carol, Bobby, Allen, and Duane,

    I am so sorry to read about your dad. I loved “Mr. Blot” so, and I have such fond memories of him, your family, and Trigger was that the name of that wirey little hyper black dog??. Anyway, I moved back to Richland almost three years ago to be near mom and dad. Dad fell and died before the house was even closed…and mom passed away just six weeks later. I was hoping for a good many years with them, but that wasn’t to be. I’ve actually had Mr Blot on my heart the past couple months and thought about looking him up. I haven’t seen him since Blot died. Again, I am so sorry. I will be praying for you all.

    Love,

    Hop

    Hope Ann Amis
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May your memories provide a source of comfort along with close friends and family. God bless you all.

    Jil Lytle- Smith

    Jil Lytle-Smith
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • MY FATHER WAS ALWAYS THE DAD TO TAKE ME AND MY FRIENDS TO ALL THE SPORTING EVENTS NO MATTER WHERE IN THE STATE THEY WERE HELD. NEVER ASKING FOR MONEY OR RETURNED FAVORS. HE JUST LIKE BEING THERE INVOLVED, AND HELPING TO MAKE SURE WE DID NOT GET INTO TO MUCH TROUBLE. I MISS YOU MUCH DAD BUT KNOW YOU ARE AT A BETTER PLACE LOVE DUANE

    Duane Cross
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US