Robert “Bob” Cargo
Robert Jack “Bob” Cargo was born to Fred and Mary Cargo in Yakima, WA on April 25, 1926, and passed away in Wenatchee, WA on August 3, 2012. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1943, serving in World War II as an F1C, Fireman First Class. He was honorably discharged on May 7, 1948. After his discharge, he went back to Yakima, where he met Lorene Terwilliger. They were married on October 22, 1949, and began their family immediately, producing three sons, Ross, Jim and Roy. The beginning of their marriage, Dad worked as a logger in Forks, WA and in 1956, Dad began his career working for King County Parks Department. During his career, the family lived in Park housing, relocating from park to park. This created a fun living arrangement for their boys. One of the favorite parks they lived at was Lake Wilderness. Dad became involved in the Washington State Horseman’s Association, providing activities for his boys, where they learned to ride horses in the Gaming Division. Dad enjoyed cheering his sons on in all sporting events. He was very proud of them for their award winning and record breaking accomplishments. He also enjoyed spending time with the boys hunting and fishing. Upon his retirement in 1981, they moved to Toledo, WA and began a nursery business. The nursery business was a success, but after ten years, they decided to really retire. They bought a piece of land for camping on the Cowlitz River in Packwood, WA. Every weekend, Dad would load up the motorhome and they would head out for the weekend, week or just a few days. Dad would drive out there at least once a week to mow his spot of grass. In his spare time, he joined the Washington State Horseshoe Pitching Association, where he won several awards. In 2002, they moved to Lacey, WA, and finally relocated to RiverWest Senior Living in Wenatchee, WA. This facility offered everything he could possibly need, and the wonderful staff was with him until the end. For this we will be forever grateful. Dad enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, playing horseshoes, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lorene; and his sons, Ross (Shelly) of Rock Island, Jim (Karol) of Moses Lake and Roy (Diane) of Kent. He is also survived by nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and an older brother, Vern.
Private Services will be held at a later date. Telford’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements.