Robert Voss Memorial Fund

On the morning of June 25th, Robert Voss left his home to run some errands and did not return. His car was found by his family at Thermalito Forebay that night, with a note in which he described his unquestionable love for each of his family members, how proud he was of each of them, and asked that they not feel guilt or blame for what had occurred. 

Over the next 3 days his family, friends, Search and Rescue, and local law enforcement, scoured the entire surrounding land and water in attempts to find some trace of where he had gone, but with no success. On Sunday, June 28th, his family went out again to search and repeatedly had the impression that they should return to a specific area near one of the walking bridges. After returning to that area they were finally able to locate Bob in the water.

Bob was a resident of Butte County for the past 21 years, and for many of those years worked with the Work Training Center to help individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities have a sense of belonging and contribution within the community. Many times he expressed how much he enjoyed taking his clients on outings to the Forebay and other surrounding areas. Bob struggled for most of his adult life with depression and was constantly fighting internal battles to feel like his best self, but somehow he did not allow those struggles to prevent him from demonstrating the most incredible humility, love, compassion, and kindness to his entire family and to everyone he knew. 

This memorial fund effort is meant as a tribute to the man he was and the lives he touched, and a means for his wife, Connie Voss, to more easily surmount the funeral expenses and other challenges in the coming weeks and months. 

For questions related to finances and expenses, please contact his daughter-in-law, Katie Voss.

*Update: Thank you to everyone that has contributed. We have met and surpassed our original goal!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! We continue to received outpourings of love and desires to help, so we have increased our goal. Any funds that do not go towards funeral costs will be directed to help Connie with living expenses as Bob provided the main source of income for the family.


  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 13 hrs
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 14 hrs
  • Nekki Bateman 
    • $10 
    • 14 hrs
  • Charles & Kathy Sannar 
    • $500 
    • 20 hrs
  • Troy Mattson 
    • $200 
    • 1 d
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Fundraising team (4)

Katie Voss 
Raised $5,360 from 42 donations
Gridley, CA
Connie Voss 
Adam Voss 
Team member
Raised $2,490 from 7 donations
Nathan J Voss 
Team member
Raised $1,865 from 14 donations
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