Robert Backstrom

February 20, 1957—June 5, 2019

Robert W. Backstrom, 62, of Longview, passed away June 5, 2019 at Longview Hospice Center, after less than an 8-hour stay, from cancer. He was born in Tacoma.

Robert “Bob” worked as a ferrier, tending to the needs of many horses. Years ago Bob owned and operated the Fishgetter Guide Service. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed archery. In earlier years he enjoyed packing on horseback in the backcountry. More recently, Bob enjoyed playing Bingo at the Moose Lodge.

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Bob is survived by his mother, MaryLou Backstrom; sister Nancy Huesgen (James); nephew Shane Backstrom; nieces Aleyson Huesgen and Danielle Huesgen; special partner Lesley Arocho.

Bob was preceded in death by his father, Willard Backstrom.

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