Bob was born in Minot, N.D., at Trinity Hospital to Mac and Sid Brown. He grew up in Berthold, N.D., with younger sisters Nadeen, Wanda and Sandy. During his high school years Bob enjoyed playing on the basketball team and continued to follow the sport with great enthusiasm. He also enjoyed music and was in the high school choir quartet. His favorite songs were "Honey, He's Not Heavy-He's My Brother," "Mister Can You Spare a Dime" and "Oh, Holy Night."
After graduation from high school Bob married Viola Heller. She was his beautiful and loving wife for 55 years. Together they had 2 children; Vickie Lynn and Brian Keith. Bob and Viola also have two grandchildren Jason (Brian) and Jeremy (Vickie). He took great pride in his family and was a loving provider.
Bob served two years in the U.S. Army and had great love and respect for his country. He had many years working with machine parts, tooling, quality engineering, welding, truck driving, as a heavy equipment operator, restaurant manager, and quality assurance inspector in electronics. He retired from Boeing in Seattle, Wash. Bob and Vi relocated to Boise, Idaho, where Bob took a job driving school buses. He enjoyed the job and loved "his kids." He loved his family and friends.
Bob enjoyed big game and bird hunting, swimming, water skiing, boating, camping, car racing and motorcycle riding.
He is survived by: his wife Viola, his sisters, children and grandchildren whom all share wonderful memories they will always cherish.
A memorial service will be held: At 2 p.m. today, Oct. 23rd, 2012, at Summers Funeral Home, 3629 E. Ustick Rd. Meridian, Idaho.