Robert Lee Hutchins of Kamiah, Idaho, joined the angels in Heaven on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Bob was born May 5, 1944, in Sonora, California, to Wilger and Vera Adams Hutchins. He attended school in Sonora and later joined the U.S. Navy. Bob was married to Sandra Williams and they had four children, Sandra Lee, Christine Louise, Lucille Marjory, and Christopher Allen. After Bob and Sandra divorced Bob and his girls moved to Idaho where he met Patricia McPherson and her daughter Fay LaRae. Bob and Pat blended their families and spent many happy years together. Bob was a retired logger. He worked for many years in the Kamiah-Kooskia area and then he worked for Columbia Helicopter where he traveled all over the west. Bob and Pat also owned the Kooskia Inn for many years and when Bob was layed off from logging you could find him working there. When Bob finally retired from logging and moved back home to Kamiah he dedicated ten years of outstanding customer service to the Nez Perce Tribe Gaming Enterprise, It’se Ye Ye, Casino, as a floor person. Bob made many more friends at the Casino. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his older brother, Bill. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, his sisters, Karen, Diane, and Linda, his daughters, Sandra, Chris (Darren), LaRae (Kelvin), Lucy and his son, Christopher. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Harry, Eben, Kasha, Brandon, Robert, Cassie, John, Caiden, Joshua, and Macqoy. He is also survived by six great-grandchildren with twins due in June. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins who loved him dearly. Cremation has taken place with Trenary Funeral Home handling the arrangements and the family will have a Celebration of Life later this spring.
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