Robert Burroughs fulfilled his dream of summiting Mt. Adams on July 17. He fell on decent and after a two-week search, he is coming home.
Robert was born in Guam and spent his early years in Thailand. He grew-up in Lafayette, Calif., and graduated from Del Valle High School, where he had many good, lifelong friends.
Furthering his education, he attended Seattle Community College. He traveled the world; achieved the rank of lieutenant in the Army, was a chef on Amtrak, car salesman and business owner.
He loved the great outdoors; Robert was an avid cyclist, scuba diver and hiker. Robert was a stand-up fellow who would do anything for family and friends. He will always be with us, and we will always think of him with love.
Robert is survived by his wife Lauren Burroughs; sons Duncan Burroughs, Peter Larrabee and Keith Kennedy; daughters Allie Kennedy and Chelsea Burroughs; sisters: Rebecca Harms and family; Lynda Purvis and family; Karen Fossen and family; Mary Burchette and Sharon Zemanek; as well as all of his Kansas and Florida family and friends.
Our thanks go out to each member of the search and rescue teams, their coordinator, the Yakima Army helicopter crew who searched for one of their own, the Navy helicopter crew, the Yakima County sheriff and especially Sgt. Randy Briscoe.
Please join us for a celebration of his life at his home, Stevenson, WA. On August 11.