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Robert (Bob) Lloyd Ogle

January 30, 2012 by

Robert (Bob) Lloyd Ogle, 82, passed away Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 in St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Portland from complications of a recent illness.
Bob was born Nov. 19, 1929 in Lakeview to Lloyd and Ethel Ogle. Bob was raised in Lakeview, graduating from Lakeview High School. He graduated from the University of Oregon in Eugene where he met the love of his life, Nancy Hall.
They married on June 27, 1954 in Portland. In August of 1955 the couple welcomed a son, Robert Lloyd Ogle, Jr. Four months later, Nancy passed away.
Bob remained in Lakeview working with his parents at the Hotel Lakeview. In 1960 Bob remodeled the Hotel Lakeview, creating the Indian Village Restaurant and Lounge. It became a well known stop for travelers and tourists on their way to Reno, Nev. and California, as well as a local hangout.
The Indian Village displayed a portion of Bob’s extensive Native American art. Bob travelled extensively with his son during the summer months to attend Native American events, displaying and acquiring relics. They were often accompanied by Pansy Lewis, a lifetime friend and employee.
Bob was also well-known for the Christmas ornaments that he handmade, and many remember driving by the Ogle’s home on F Street to view the decorations. He was a well-known host to many and the Ogle home was often full of friends and relatives. Even well-known celebrities from the 1950 and 1960s visited the house when hunting and fishing in the area.
Bob sold the restaurant and his home in 1979 and moved to Portland to be closer to his son and his family.
Bob was a life-time member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, the Lakeview Elks Club, Hillah Shrine in Medford, and a member of the Masonic Grand Lodge in Eugene.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Bob and Pam Ogle of Beaverton; grandson Robert L. Ogle, III  of Portland; granddaughter Caroline Ogle Soldani and her husband James of Sherwood.
Per his request, no memorial service will be held and he has been inurned at Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens in Klamath Falls.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, 3101 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd., Portland 97239.

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