Robert Staver

The Dalles, OR


Bob is a longtime resident of The Dalles, OR and a recently retired orthopedic surgeon. He grew up on a small farm in Colorado and received his BS from Colorado State University and his MD from the University of Colorado.  Following a tour of duty as a medical officer during the Vietnam War, he completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Bob moved to The Dalles to practice medicine in 1974 and settled with his family in Rowena, OR. He served on the Board of Trustees at Mid-Columbia Medical Center for many years. Bob’s love of art and the natural beauty of the Columbia River Gorge was largely instilled by his late wife and local artist Janice Staver. Her enthusiasm and frequent visits to Maryhill for exhibits and events inspired Bob’s involvement. A particular highlight was their daughter’s wedding ceremony and reception that took place outside in the sculpture garden in 2000. The strong connection between health, medicine, and art continues to inspire him and he is excited by the opportunity to serve and support Maryhill Museum. Bob has served on the collections committee at Maryhill for several years. When not admiring Maryhill’s collections, Bob enjoys reading, gardening, traveling, and attempting to keep up with his 4 grandkids.