Obituary of Robert Ringquist
Robert “Bob” Hugh Ringquist
Jan 25, 1931 – July 29, 2017
Robert “Bob” Hugh Ringquist of Camas, 86, passed away peacefully with his family present.
Born in Wallace, Idaho, Bob spent his early years growing up in northern Idaho in the Wallace area. His family moved to Washougal from where he graduated High School. He attended Brigham Young University and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. While in Utah Bob met his wife, Joyce Zeeman. After graduation they moved to Washington where he began his career in the insurance business. He was an insurance agent overseeing an office in downtown Camas in the 60's, 70's and early 80’s. In 1983 he and his wife decided to follow their passion for photography so they opened the 205 Photo Express in East Vancouver which they operated for 14 years until their retirement. Outside of the office he was active in several organizations; served as the president of the Mustang Club in Vancouver, president of the Lions club in Camas and treasurer of Camp Curry. He was also active in the Kiwanis organization.
He enjoyed boating, fishing and camping with his family. He had lifelong passions for photography and working with his hands. He was constantly working in his workshop on cars or home improvements. He enjoyed working on cars but he really loved tractors and focused on them in his later years. Most of all he loved to spend time with his grandkids taking them on excursions, attending their dance recitals, football games, etc.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents Hugh and Mabel (Hay) Ringquist, his beloved wife Joyce (Zeeman) Ringquist.
Bob is survived by his children: Steve Ringquist (Karen), Gayle Reichel (Steve) and Mike Ringquist. He was blessed with five grandchildren: Brianna Evans (Brandon), Darren Leake (Megan), Josh, Colten and Jenessa Leake and three great-grandchildren Lorelei and Oliver Leake and Beckum Evans. Bob is also survived by his sister Rita Chilman (John) and their sons Nathan Chilman (Cory) and Tyler Chilman (Cheryl) and their families.
The entire family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at PeaceHealth Hospital for their outstanding care for our father in his last days.
Private services will be held at Parkside Cemetery in Vancouver.
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