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Robert Elwin Gourley
June 10, 1968–February 2, 2018

Robert Elwin Gourley, 49, of Foster, Oregon passed away February 2, 2018 in Albany, Oregon. He was born June 10, 1968 in Lebanon; the third son of Jack Elwin Gourley and Betty Beatrice Taylor.

Robert had a keen mind and a sharp wit. He loved animals and the outdoors. He was an electrician, a photographer, a computer master, and an excellent cook. Anything he set his mind to do, he did well at.

Robert Elwin Gourley



He married Tammi Taylor on 1 June 1991 in the Portland, Oregon Temple. She preceded him in death in September 2008. He married Nataliya Zolotous of Ukraine in 2015.

Robert was a dedicated father and son. His great willpower carried him over two decades in his battle with cancer to the amazement of several doctors and specialists. He was given ‘2 days to 2 weeks to live’ several times, but survived to be with his family.

He was a good example, a scriptorian, and leader. He will be greatly missed by those who knew him.

Robert is survived by his five children: daughters, Ashley Allsworth of Washington, Jessica Geis of Utah, and Kaitlyn Gourley of Foster; sons, Robert Gourley of Utah and Nathan Gourley of Foster; granddaughters, Keria Allsworth and soon-to-be-born Emma Allsworth; mother, Betty Gourley of Foster; brother, Larry Gourley of Albany; sister, Jeanette Graves of Foster; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Gourley; sister, Cheryl Gourley; and brother, John Gourley.

Viewing will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 10, in the Relief Society Room of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sweet Home. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Final burial will be at the Gilliland Cemetery in Sweet Home.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

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