CAO Past President
Bob Huskey is one of six children raised on a large cattle and timber farm in Mosier, OR, Wasco Co., schooled in Mosier and The Dalles, OR. His work history encompasses a variety of industries: Diamond Fruit Growers; Trail Twin Theatres, Columbia Corp.; Timber Mill shipping clerk; United Telephone of the Northwest, construction, outside plant cable splicing supervisor; owned Cascade Corner Inc., Convenient Stores & Car Washes; owner of Cross “R” Fingers, Commercial & Residential Holdings; built the “Whistle Stop Ice Cream Shoppe” at the far south end of the Mt. Hood Railroad run in the Hood River Valley. He sold the corporation in 2004, and thought he would semi-retire for a couple of years. However, there were other plans for Bob. He went to work for Frank Akin at Anderson’s Tribute Center in Hood River on a will-call situation, which ended up being every day. January 1, 2005 he went to work full time for Anderson’s Tribute Center. August 2007 to present, took over as Sexton/Manager of Idlewilde Fraternal Cemetery Association in Hood River. He and his wife, Heidi, were married in July of 1979. Heidi is a 45-year employee of Hood River County School District. They have two adult children, SaVanna and her husband Martin of Salem, and their first grandchild was born over a year ago. SaVanna works at Willamette University in Salem and son Shay is a Marketing Manager for TREW GEAR sportswear in Portland. They enjoy traveling, hiking, camping, the beach, and have lived in Mt. Hood for the past 40 years where they have five acres and raise culinary lavender. They are presently building their retirement home in Hood River, where they have removed one of their rental properties and are replacing it with a home close to the hospital, senior center, and grocery store.