Jan 182012

Robert Delano “Bob” Lynn, 72, died unexpectedly just before the sunrise on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at his home in Snowflake. Private family services will be held.

He was born on March 22, 1939, the oldest of three children, in Borger, Texas, to his parents, the late William Richard and Mary (Corcoran) Lynn. As a young man, Bob joined the United States Marine Corps Reserves and served for six years before receiving his honorable discharge.

Bob lived in Arizona for the past 14 years, moving from Dallas, Texas. While living in Dallas, he had a very long and successful career working for American Airlines. He worked for the firm for nearly 30 years, and the last 20 years of his employment there, he worked in the Cargo and Freight Department as an agent and forklift operator. He was an extremely loyal and dependable worker, and literally thousands of people relied on his professionalism over the years.

He was young at heart. He loved trains; real ones, toy trains and especially model trains. He had a very special artist’s touch when it came to his personal train collection, a collection he had for almost 40 years. His wife lovingly refers to him as a model train modeler. His hobby had him collecting trains, building trains and restoring various model trains. These are now considered treasures to his family.

Bob had 10 dogs and loved each and every one as if they were his own children. His dogs were very protective over him, even after death. They, too, miss him greatly and are wondering when he’ll be walking back through the gate.

He married Rosemary Jo (Price) on March 18, 1990, in Dallas, and in just a few short months, they would have celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary.

Bob was a member of the Snowflake First Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he made several dear and close friends.

Survivors include his wife, Rosemary Lynn of Snowflake; his daughter, Naomi (Robert) Pearson of Dallas; two sisters, Ann Kalchbrenner and Kay Villasana, both of Dallas; three grandchildren, Jonathan Waller, Steven Watts and Chris Watts; a cousin, Linda Vidaurri of Dallas; and a niece, Heather.

Owens Livingston Mortuary-Heritage Chapel of Snowflake was in charge of the arrangements.