Bob Crow, 80

Bob Crow, 80, passed away peacefully in his home in Arnold, Oct. 15, 2010. Robert Allen was born to Leslie Allen and Sophia Nickolena Julia (Beyer) Crow on July 29, 1930, the fourth of seven children. He was born on a farm five miles south of Arnold. Bob attended Yucca Valley grade school most of his kindergarten year. The family moved to Mills Valley where Bob attended country school through the seventh grade. He attended eighth grade and high school in Arnold as his family moved two and a half miles east of Arnold. After completing school, Bob worked for many farmers in the area. He worked with a large crew putting in REA around Arnold and other communities in this area and also the Ainsworth area in the late 1940s. Other jobs included picking corn by hand and stacking hay on a hay stack. One summer he went wheat harvesting. March 11, 1951, Bob married Mona Sargent in the Methodist Church in Arnold. This union was blessed by four children, David Allen, Connie Jean, Karen Kay and Gary Lee. In 1963, he and Mona purchased the farm, Sky View Farm, west of Arnold that would be their beloved home. They built a house in 1968. Farming and ranching was Bob’s passion and enjoyed it with the love of his life, Mona. While grandchildren were young, one day each year was spring calf branding, followed by malts at the cafe. He hosted many Easter get-togethers for family and friends. Goodbye to an honorable man, honest, loving, caring, giving, a hard working family man with a sense of humor. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Darrell; two sister, Eloise Walker-Hayward and Burdette Deterding; 5 brothers-in-law, Bill Hickenbottom, Glenn Walker, Stanely Deterding, LaMoyne Johnston and John Leonard; and a great-grandson, Brian David Crow. Survivors include, Mona, his loving wife of almost 60 years; four children and spouses, David and Berni Crow, Connie Taylor, Karen and Dean Hickenbottom and Gary and Jo Crow; three sisters and spouses, Helen and Gerald Dorris, Kathren and Duane Henry, Sharen Leonard; and one sister-in-law, Pat Crow. Services were Oct. 19, 2010, at the United Methodist Church in Arnold with the Rev. Dale Coates officiating. Burial was at the Arnold Cemetery. Memorials may go to the Arnold Cemetery or the Arnold Fire and Rescue. Arnold Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.