Robert William Evans Bell (Bob), Sun Lakes, AZ
Bob passed away at age 91 on April 12, 2016 after a short bout with lung cancer. Bob was born in El Dorado, Kansas on March 17, 1925. He grew up in Wichita, Kansas and joined the US Army during his senior year of high school to fight in World War II. After returning from active duty, he joined the Army Reserves, retiring after 28 years as a Command Sergeant Major. He was also employed for 34 years at the United States Post Office, and retired as Postmaster of El Dorado, Kansas.
Bob met the love of his life, Beverly, when he returned from active duty to complete his senior year of high school at Wichita East High School. They graduated together and were married 4 days after graduation. They would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in May of this year. They were blessed with 3 children: Ronald, who predeceased his dad, Randall of Huntsville, Texas and Debra Black of Bluffton, South Carolina. He was also blessed with many grandchildren.