Robert G. Peden

Born June 2,1932


A Good Man

Robert G. Peden was born in Conrad, Montana on June 2,1932 to William M. and Mabel V. Peden. He graduated from the University of Montana in 1954 with a business management degree and was commissioned an officer in the Air Force.

After his military service, he worked for the Boeing Company for 30 years managing special projects. Bob and his wife, Nancy, then moved to Port Ludlow in 1988 where they built a beautiful house on the bay. It wasn’t long before he became involved in several local community organizations. In 1990, he was hired to be the executive director of the United Good Neighbors. Enthusiastically for 12 years Bob promoted the services provided by the UGN. During his tenure he was selected as Grand Marshal of the Port Townsend Rhododendron Festival in 1995.

With his natural friendliness and openness, Bob was effective in getting people involved and completing projects large and small. Extracurricular efforts included working with the Boeing Bluebills, the Rotary Club, and the Protect Ludlow Bay Committee. Bob was a natural athlete excelling at basketball in high school and college. He enjoyed playing volleyball evenings at Chimacum High School. He also tried his luck at golf, but the fairways were unfriendly. Sailing in the Salish Sea was much more fun.

Nancy was a true partner who complemented his activities in many ways. She was very dedicated to community services, serving as social advisor to hundreds of women over the years.

They both were good friends to all, and helped others whenever they could. They were amazing.

Bob and Nancy you have been sorely missed.