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Robert Vale Pebley
July 8, 1980 - January 2, 2012

often referred to as “Bear” by family and friends was born July 8, 1980, in Long Beach, Calif. Rob proved himself as a fighter when his life began as he was born with cancer. He was an unlikely survivor of the disease and went on as a child to lead many projects with the Ronald McDonald House as he tried to help others gain the strength to fight for life. After graduating Big Bear High School in 1998, he attended Long Beach City College, spent some time in Truckee, Calif. before moving on to San Diego Golf Academy where he received his Associate Arts degree in 2003. Rob enjoyed playing golf more than anything and he loved sharing his vast knowledge and expertise as he tried to help people better their game. He was also an avid snowboarder and enjoyed snowshoeing, mountain biking, boating with friends and other outdoor activities. Rob will be remembered most for his quick wit as a gifted conversationalist often sharing his views of politics, sports, or reminiscing of the way the world used to be back in the good old days when Frank Sinatra topped the charts.

Robert is survived by his parents, Jim and Penny Pebley of Big Bear City; sister Julie Klenner of Eagle Rock, Calif.; grandparents Robert and Gretta Lou Askey of New Plymouth, Idaho; uncles and aunts Bruce and Sharron Askey of Snowflake, Ariz., Robin and Tim Morgan of Big Bear City, Don and Cindy Conley of Solano Beach, Calif., and Bruce and Judy Pederson of Pismo Beach, Calif.; cousins Jodie, Sarah, Lisa, Karen, Scott, Brian, Sarah and Steve; Missy and Chris; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was proceeded in death by his brother, Jerimiah Pebley in 2010. He was loved by many both near and far and will not be forgotten. Memorial Services will take place at 3 p.m. Jan. 12, 2012, at First Baptist Church located at 41960 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, Calif., followed by a celebration of his life at B's Backyard BBQ on Big Bear Lake.

Donations for the Robert Pebley Memorial Fund can be sent to or taken to:

First Mountain Bank in Big Bear
40865 Big Bear Blvd.
P.O. Box 6868
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Phone: 909-866-5861

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Submitted by: Peggy Hooper