Robert Ernest Ringrose died July 4, 2019, in Medford, Oregon. Bob recently moved to Medford to be near family after living approximately 80 years in Mariposa County.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, golf and everything about being outdoors. He was fortunate to live and work in Yosemite National Park with his wife, Ingrid.
After retiring from the National Park Service, he and Ingrid, or “Inky,” moved to a house they built in Mariposa. For him, retirement meant starting a cabinet shop and building beautiful creations for more than 20 years. He was also active in the California Blacksmith Association as a member and instructor for 27 years.
Bob loved being the driver and assistant in “Inky’s Basement Band.” He will be missed by many friends and relatives.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Inky; and his sister, Nancy Davies.
He is survived by his children, Robert, Richard (Laurel), Lyn ( John Moe) and Leigh ( Jenny); seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; his brother, Howard Yanish (Marcia) and three nieces.
Bob did not wish to have a funeral service, but to have his ashes buried next to Inky at the Mariposa Cemetery. His charity of choice was the Mariposa Historical Society.