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Robbie D. Straily

Robbie D. Straily, 58, Rouge River, Oregon, died March 27, 2013, at his home. He was born February 21, 1955, in Philipsburg, Kansas to Marvin and Pat Straily.

Rob grew up in Hays where he graduated from Hays High School. He decided to head west in 1985, moving to the Rouge River Valley of Oregon. He had a new fond love for water from the moment he arrived. Rob had always been an avid hunter and then became an excellent fisherman with a passion for navigating through the woods and in the water.

Being on top of the water wasn't enough, he had to be under the water as well, he was certified to dive and instruct. Most of all Rob was an exceptional friend. He helped anyone and everyone asked or not, without fail, without question and without hesitation.

Rob also had a knack for wood working and that led him to start Straily Custom Milling. He turned a tiny cabin in the woods into a beautiful home with his own two hands. Much of his home was built using the resources available on his own land. Simply put, Rob was one of a kind, strong, independent, empathetic and most of all a genuine man true to his beliefs.

Survivors include his mother. Pat Corbin, Hays Kansas; two brothers, Tim and family, Hays Kansas, Ben and family, Shawnee, Colorado; two sisters, Amy and daughter, Jordan, Arvada, Colorado, Kim Brown and family, Denver, Colorado.

Services are pending in Rouge River.