Robert “Bob” Eugene France 1945 – 2012

Jun 28, 2012
Robert “Bob” Eugene France 1945 – 2012

Robert “Bob” Eugene France, 67, passed away on June 13, 2012 in Kirkland, WA. He was born May 8, 1945 in Urbana, Illinois.

Bob went to high school in Walla Walla and also attended Whitman College where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree. He also received a Master of Science from Eastern Washington University and a Master of Business Administration from Seattle University.

He married his loving wife, Janet Marie (Witter) Goad on June 18, 1987.  Bob was a Mathematics Instructor for 22 years and in 1994 retired from Edmonds Community College.

He especially enjoyed fishing, reading and traveling.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Judy Oye and Janet France.

He is survived by his wife, Janet; step-children, Scott Kenniston, Kimberlee (Michael) Sullivan, Steven (April) Goad, Jeff (Jodi) Todd and Karrie (Dave) Smith; brother, David “Joe” France; 11 grandchildren, Daniel Sullivan, Megan Sullivan, Jacob Smith, Aaron Smith, Tara Smith, Sydnay Todd, Gavin Todd, Jordan Kenniston, Taylor Kenniston, Michael Goad and Zachary Goad; family member, Judy Pryse.

In lieu of flowers please make a memorial donation to the American Diabetes Association at

A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills, 409 Filbert Rd, Lynnwood, WA, 98036.

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