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Robert (Bob) Dean Herndon

Robert (Bob) Dean Herndon



Robert (Bob) Dean Herndon passed away peacefully Sunday March 26, 2017 as the sun was rising in Weiser Idaho where he resided. Bob passed from this life to the next after a short illness, at his home, with his wife of sixty-one years and his youngest son by his side. He was 81 years old.

Bob was born in Eureka Springs Arkansas September 16, 1935 to Earl and Delia Herndon, he was the fifth child born to them.

He attended Grassy Knob School, a one room schoolhouse, from grades one through seven. At the start of the eighth grade he began attending school in town. After graduating from Eureka Springs High School, Bob moved to Rupert Idaho and lived with his sister and brother in law, Don and Mary Farmer. While living in Idaho, Bob drove trucks hauling potatoes.

Bob met his sweetheart Marlene Shaklee in 1954 and were married by Marlene’s father Rev. Charles G Shaklee in Rupert on May 27, 1955. They made their first home in Salt Lake City Utah. They later moved to North Ogden Utah in 1964 and there, raised all three of their children. After retiring, Bob and Marlene moved to Weiser Idaho.

Bob and Marlene were parents to three children Debra; New York City, Larry (Ross);Salt Lake City, Rob (Rebecca); Ogden, Utah.
Bob is survived by his wife and children and their grandsons Scott, Keith, Thomas, Derek, Brady, Kyle, Jeremy, Joshua, James and finally, granddaughter Olivia. Eight great-grandchildren Jake, Luke, Sebastian, Hunter, Rylee Jo, Burton, Katelyn and Lauren. Sisters, Betty (Vernon) McNeill; Lyons, CO, Mary Farmer; Grand Junction, CO, Mollie (Kenneth) Pinkley; Eureka Springs AR, Brother, Kenneth (Linda) Herndon; Eureka Springs AR and Sister in law Melissa Herndon Eureka Springs AR. As well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Marjorie, James Earl, Bill, Earlene and Don Herndon

Bob was an active member of the Assemblies of God Church and has served as a Deacon at both Canyon Road Assembly of God in Ogden and Cornerstone Assembly of God in Weiser.

Bob’s favorite scripture is found in 2 Timothy 4:7-8 “I have fought a good fight, I have held my course, I have kept the faith; Henceforth there is laid up a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but to all them also that love his appearing.”

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 1, at 11:30 a.m., at Cornerstone Assembly of God, 515 E. Court St., Weiser, ID 83672. Arrangements are under the direction of Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel, Boise.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Bob’s name to the American Cancer Society, https://www.cancer.org/ , 2676 Vista Ave, Boise, ID 83705.
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