POULSBO — Robert Brison died peacefully in his sleep on March 24.
Bob was born in St. Ignatius, Mont., to Nels and Margaret Brison. Upon high school graduation he joined the Navy, serving on the submarine USS Torsk. He then attended Everett Junior College, where he met his future wife, Louise Corey. They married in 1957, and Bob received his engineering degree from the University of Washington.
He worked at the Keyport and Bangor naval bases and the couple raised their family in Poulsbo. In 1980, they moved to Oregon and opened a wholesale nursery. After selling the business, Bob worked for Potters Industries. Upon retirement, the couple moved to Hoquiam. Bob returned to Poulsbo after Louise passed away.
Bob enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and rooting for his favorite sports teams. He was able to fix anything and was a skilled carpenter.
He is survived by his children, Peggy Barnett of Kingston, Robert Brison Jr. of New Bloomfield, Mo., and Carol Harrison of Milwaukee, Ore.; brother, Jack Brison of Spokane; sister, Jean Twitchel of Missoula, Mont.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Brison; daughter, Lisa Blake; brother, Ken Brison; and sister, Annabelle Walford Kerns.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
— Family of Robert Brison