Robert “Bob” C. Mayer, 81, died peacefully at home Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 after a long courageous fight for life. He was born May 5, 1934, the eighth out of 10 children to Henry and Bertha Mayer in American Falls, ID. He attended Pleasant Valley grade school and graduated from American Falls High School in 1952.
After high school one of his proudest achievements was joining the Marines from January of 1953 to 1956 and officially discharged with a honorable discharge in 1961. After the Marines he was hired by Safeway Stores Inc., another proud achievement. He worked for them for 40 years to the day, in southern California, Idaho and Arizona all in the produce department. Bob wasn’t afraid of hard work and kept a lot of second jobs also.
A previous marriage gave him two sons. Kenneth S. (Sandra) Mayer, Dallas, OR and Samuel G. Mayer, Winston, OR, which he was extremely proud of.
He married his soul mate Linda Duncan Mayer Aug. 31, 1969. They had 46 of the very best years together.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Bertha, brothers Ted Schmidt, Theophil (Vinnie) Schmidt, Otto (Dorothy) Mayer, Alfred (June) Mayer, Art (Rose) Mayer, sisters Theresa (Lloyd) Nieman, and Helena (Emil) Neu, and grandaughter Jennifer Cutler.
Survived by his wife Linda, sons Ken and Sam, brother Emil Mayer of Idaho and sister Viola Gambill of California, grandchildren Brandie (Brad) Mangum of Oregon, Adam (Tanja) Mayer of Colorado, Hilary (Brian) Miller of Oregon, great-grandchildren Merick, Aurora, Jayda, Gabriel, Sara and Lillian.
Bob loved his family and the outdoors, fishing, camping, water skiing, square dancing, wintering down in Yuma and most of all carpentry and life in general.
A graveside service will be held in the future in American Falls at the Falls View Cemetary.
Our deepest thanks to Granite Mountain Hospice, in lieu of flowers please donate to Granite Mountain Hospice, Disabled American Veterans, or the Prescott Humane Society. He will be truly missed beyond words by all his family and friends.
Rest in peace. You’ve earned it.
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