We are so glad you are here to celebrate Bob Wallace with us! Here you will find more information about Bob’s life & how we are celebrating him.
Robert (Bob) Bell Wallace was called home to heaven on Sunday, April 14th, 2019. Bob was 67 years old.
Bob will be remembered for living life to the fullest. Bob was born in Walnut Creek California and moved to the valley at a young age. He graduated from Roberts Ferry Elementary School and Hughson High School. Bob had a successful career in construction. In 1990 Bob joined the JP Ranch, a third generation ranch in Ballico, and excelled as their ranch manager for almonds and cattle.
In his spare time Bob loved to snow ski and travel. In 2006 Bob met Beverly Tickenoff and together they shared Bob’s passion for family, friends, travel and making memories. Bob was a romantic and in Bob style he and Beverly were married on a ski slope (on skis) atop a mountain in Switzerland in 2009. Bob had a huge heart and enjoyed spending time with family and friends at their homes-away-from-home in Lake Tahoe and at Shangrila in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Bob was actively engaged in the community as well. Bob longed to serve families and for many years he volunteered as a fund raiser for the Family Service League, an organization assisting families in need of counseling. Bob cherished his time serving with the Society for Disabilities. Together, Bob and Beverly supported the Society by assisting handicapped children navigate the ski slopes, guiding them down the mountain so they could experience the thrill of skiing. Bob served as President of the Professional Team Penning Association PTPA and in 2007 he won the Grand National Rodeo for cattle penning at the Cow Palace. Bob was also a member of the Russian Heritage Club, an organization serving young people pursuing higher education.
Bob leaves a legacy of love and kindness. He is survived by his wife Beverly; son Brian who lives in the Bay area and is a successful chocolatier who Bob was so proud of ( fiancé Elly Roemer); two step sons Tommy Tickenoff (wife Tara,) and Ben Tickenoff. Bob will forever be remembered as Papa to Tommy’s children Taylen and Westin. Bob is also survived by his brothers Blair (wife Sasha); Donald (partner Michael) and his sister Casey (husband Rich); nephew Wally and two nieces, Mikaela and Megan (husband Christian Guebert )
In life Bob was blessed to have the love and respect of those that became family to him over the years. Bob is survived by his “ranch mom” Gail Pitts-Thorn and her husband Ted, and “ranch sisters” Jennifer Pachaco and Justine Pitts.
As in tradition with a Viking celebration of life if you wish to bring a small token to place on the boat – feel free to do so.
In lieu of flowers the family is asking that you donate to a charity of your choice or the Society for Disabilities, 1129 8th Street, Modesto Ca 95354.