He was born July 19, 1955, in Ontario, Oregon, to Carol Lee and Mary Jane Perkins.
Bob attended schools in Saco, Montana, and Northglenn, Colorado. Raised on a farm, he spent much of his time riding horses, which he enjoyed. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and owned a Harley Davidson and a Triumph. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and target shooting.
Bob came to Kodiak in the early 1980s and worked in the building construction trade. His main job was dry walling on the administration building at the Coast Guard Base and the auditorium at the high school. In later years, he worked as a construction cost estimator.
In 1987, Bob worked as a bartender for a couple of years at Tony’s Bar, then another two years as “Keeper of the Peace.” He returned to Montana during the 1990s, where he worked in construction and maintenance at Big Sky Ski Resort. With the influx of too many people and a longing in his heart for Alaska, he happily returned to Kodiak for good in 2002.
A confirmed bachelor, Bob spent his adult life between Big Sky, Montana, and Kodiak, Alaska. Kodiak was his favorite place to be. It was truly his home, and he considered his many friends there to be his extended family.
Bob had the uncanny ability when it came to the game of Pinochle, and his strategy usually ended with a win.
Bob is preceded in death by his father, Carol; his brother, Dan; and his only sister, Tammy. He leaves his mother, Mary (Russ) Hall of Billings, Montana; his brothers, Tom (Sandy) Ramirez, also of Billings; and Ed (Kristen) Ramirez of Big Sky, Montana; his nephews Joe and Tommy Perkins and James and Luke Ramirez. He also leaves his very special aunt Aggie (Don) Petersen, of Kalispell, Montana, and his uncle, H.D. Hendrickson, of Saco, Montana.
A memorial service and potluck will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Tony’s Bar. A memorial will be held in Big Sky, Montana, sometime late this summer.
Bob’s many friends in Kodiak will miss him.