Wenas Valley

Back Country Horseman of Washington

Join us to celebrate and remember the life of

Robert Bob” Badgley

June 12, 1942 – November 9, 2021

December 12, 2021

VFW Hall

118 S 5th Avenue, Yakima

1-4 pm

Robert Alan Badgley (Bob) was born June 12, 1942 in Schenectady, New York passed peacefully away surrounded by his family November 9, 2021.

Bob was an avid fisherman, hunter, horseman and all-around outdoorsman. He was a member of the Wenas Chapter Back Country Horsemen for many years where he helped maintain trails riding his favorite horse, Shakey. He also was the Webmaster for Back Country Horsemen of Washington.

Bob met the love of his life, Colleen, in 1982 and married in 1984 in a beautiful outdoor wedding and then honeymooned in Europe. Bob loved spending time with his family and friends, always offering a helping hand and guidance to all in need. Bob was well known to often have humorous events happen while on his numerous adventures.

He leaves behind his wife, Colleen, his children, Kellie Hyde (Walt), Jacque Sansaver (Randy), sister, Carole Etchemendy (Steve), nieces, Nikki Ladd and Tina Ladd, sister-in-law, Aneta Davis (Dale), grandchildren, Jeremey, Michael, Jacob, Kristine, and Codey and several great grandchildren. In heaven, he joins his parents, granddaughter, Autumn and his great grandson, Colton.

Ride-On and Fish-On Bob!

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at the VFW in Yakima (118 South 5th Avenue) at 1:00pm with a potluck immediately following. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Back Country Horsemen of Washington and sent in care of Brookside Funeral Home (PO Box 1267, Moxee, WA 98936) who is caring for the family.

Help Us Have a Voice! This survey from the University of Colorado is designed to inform the US Forest Service on the progress made on the 10 Year Trails Stewardship Challenge. 



Ken Wilcox Work Party July 2019

We focus on ensuring that the trails are kept clean and safe for all riders.


We plan at least one overnight camp per month.


Conrad Meadows 2019

We value fostering new and old friendships


  • Stewardship of Washington lands
  • Adventure and Safety in Riding
  • Friendship


The purpose of the Back Country  Horsemen is to perpetuate the legal and moral claim by the American people to use horses and mules for recreation on public lands. 


Our success is in our members!

Get In Touch


Membership: Jill Breeze trailrider@fairpoint.com
(509) 946-7086

US Mail

PO Box 1325
Selah, Washington 98942

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