Robert "Bob" Browning Obituary

Robert "Bob" Browning

May 20, 1949 - December 11, 2016
Born in Ventura, CA
Resided in Bend, OR


With his wife, Dianne, by his side, Robert E. "Bob" Browning passed away on December 11, 2016. He was 67.

A Celebration of Life will be held in early 2017.

Bob was born May 20, 1949, in Ventura, California. He married Dianne Mietzel on February 10, 1973, in Santa Clara, California.

Bob received his Bachelors Degree at Caloffornia State University, Chico, in 1972, and a Post-Graduate Degree with Teaching Credentials at California State University, Long Beach in 1975.

In the 1980's, Bob sold office equipment in Bend for a few companies before founding Synergy Office Systems in 2002, which he sold in 2015.

Bob was a member of the Bend Rotary Club for more than 25 years, and an avid outdoorsman; he loved skiing, golfing, mountain biking, fly fishing and traveling. He also worked as a ski instructor, and taught kids skiing at Mt. Bachelor, through MBSEF.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dianne; and sisters Anna Lewis and Theresa Browning.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Donna Turmell.



Celebration Of Life
Grace First Lutheran Church / Family Activity Center
2265 Shevlin Park Road
Bend, OR 97703
Saturday, February 4, 2017
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Boys and Girls Club of Bend
500 NW Wall St.
Bend, OR 97701