Robert Ries Obituary

Robert Joseph Ries
Robert Joseph Ries

October 4, 1942 - January 9, 2021
Born in Everett, Washington
Resided in Vancouver, Washington


Robert “Bob” J. Ries
10/04/1942- 01/09/2021
“Beam Me Up Scotty”

Born in Everett, WA to Carl and Alice Ries, Bob spent his childhood finding a love and passion for all thing’s science! Graduating from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology, Bob’s fascination with geology, space and nature blossomed into a life spent exploring and experiencing all aspects of his passions. Serving in the United States Air Force Bob earned two medals of honor during his time served and then became a Power Industry Operator for the Federal Government for 37 years. Bob still found time to enjoy life; a member of the Bergefunde Ski Club, an avid hiker and ice cream lover, Bob found his truest love in 1997 when he met his beloved Mae. They spent their years together traveling all over, exploring National Parks and watching their family grow. Bob is survived by his wife Mae, children: Randy, Teresa (Joe), Rob (Paula), and his 6 granddaughters: Emily (Mark), Kelly, Jenna, Ava, AllyJean, and Emery.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, please make a donation to Autism Research at the University of Washington in honor of Bob.




Funeral Home
Evergreen Staples Funeral Chapel
3414 NE 52nd Street #101
Vancouver, WA US 98661