Steve Chittock

Robert Dewain Markin passed away Jan. 6, 2009, in Eureka.

Robert was born March 17, 1937, in Eureka. He moved to Del Norte County in 1972 and returning to Eureka in 1989, where he lived until his death.

He graduated from Eureka High School and worked as a tugboat captain.

He is survived by his wife Barbara of Eureka; daughters Kimberley Markin of Crescent City, and Bobbi Evanow (Karl) of Crescent City; sons Randy Markin of Arcata, Scott Markin (Linda) of Eureka, and Rick Epperley; grandchildren Stephanie Dodson (Ray), Nikki Markin, Devin Evanow, Erin Markin, Patricia Pitt, Stormi Evanow and Wade Briggs; and great-granddaughter Kasey Sky Markin.

He was preceded in death by parents Eva and James Markin; brother Junior Markin; sisters Barbara Clark and Joann Cartwright; brother-in-law Bud Cartwright; nephew Robert Cartwright; and niece Eva Cartwright.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Eureka.

Arrangements are under the direction of Pierce Mortuary in Eureka.