Roy Deloss Bland, 81, of Moses Lake, Washington, died May 10, 2018 in Enumclaw.
He was born Aug. 14, 1936, in Medford, Oregon, to Rolland Jay Bland and Marjorie (Miller) Bland. He spent seven years in the Naval Reserves, beginning in high school, and two years in the U.S. Army, in Korea. He was a fireman for Northern Pacific Railroad for 10 years, a Smith Brothers milkman for five years and a route driver for Gai’s bakery for 20 years. His favorite job was driving a school bus in Moses Lake, which he did for eight years. He married Susan Bunker in Carmel, California, on Oct. 17, 1959, and they had three children. They fished, camped and traveled together. He was an officer in the Elks and enjoyed community service. Hunting, fishing, and cooking were his passions.
He is survived by wife Susan Bland of Enumclaw; daughters Stacy Cargill (Sam) and Sami Ritter (Charles), both of Enumclaw; son Greg Bland (Jill) of Colorado; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He will be inurned at Tahoma National Cemetery at a later date. Donations in his name are suggested to either the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at www.jdrf.org or St. Jude’s Hospital at www.stjude.org/donate or at 1-800-805-5856.
All may sign his online guest book at www.weeksfuneralhomes.com.