Robert Underwood Jr., age 71, a lifetime resident of Taholah, died on June 12, 2019, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen. Bob was born on Oct. 24, 1947, in Aberdeen to Robert and Hazel (Purdy) Underwood Sr. He was raised in Taholah and was an enrolled member of the Quinault Indian Nation.
He had worked as a logger, a millworker at various shake mills and retired from the Quinault Indian Nation Sanitation in 2008.
He had been a fisherman and clam digger. He was a member of the 1910 Shaker Church and attended church services wherever he traveled.
Bob enjoyed playing pool, darts, cribbage, watching the Chitwhins, traveling about the country, visiting the area casinos, playing pull tabs at Duffy’s, watching his grandkids sporting events and was an Oakland Raiders fan.
Robert Underwood is survived by his wife, Dora Underwood of Taholah; his daughters, Lucretia Pope, Virginia Bringsyellow, Tolana Underwood, Alicia Pope, Amy Elkins, Hazel Underwood Jr., and Juanita Anderson; his sons, Franklin Pope Sr., Frederick Pope Sr., Greg Hakala, Tom Hayden and Mark Smiley; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren; a sister, Brydeen Underwood; two brothers, Richard Underwood Sr. and Ray Capoeman and other relatives.
A candlelight service will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, June 17, 2019. An Indian Shaker funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 18, 2019, both in the Taholah Community Center. A concluding service with vault interment will follow at the Taholah Cemetery.
Direction is by the Coleman Mortuary, 422 – 5th Street in Hoquiam.
Please take a few moments to record your thoughts for the family by signing the online register at www.colemanmortuary.net.