1/18/1931 - 3/21/2013
Resident of Corralitos
Robert “Bob” Bambauer was born January 18, 1931 to parents John and Helen Bambauer; he grew up riding his horse in the hills around Richmond, CA. Bob left his earthly tent and joined his Lord and Savior on March 21, 2013. After attending the men’s Polytechnic College in San Luis Obispo, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.
He married Betsy Nelle Hughes in June of 1956 in Madera, CA. They soon moved to the Pajaro Valley where he walked every property throughout the valley reading P.G.&E. meters for several years.
In 1961 he started his successful law enforcement career at the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, working in all the departments and advancing to the rank of Lieutenant. His involvement in the K-9 program led him to transfer in 1978 to serve in the California State Parks as a Law Enforcement and Safety Specialist, managing their K-9 and horse patrol programs.
Bob loved being out in God‘s creation especially in his native California from the high Sierra on his horse to serving the public around the Central Coast. The most important things to Bob were his deep faith in God and “Our Family“. Bob and his family began their relationship with Twin Lakes Baptist Church over 50 years ago. He loved to sing the Old Hymns of the Faith.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, his three married daughters and their husbands, Butch and Julie Alford of Poulsbo, WA, Larry and Sue Crocker of Aromas, Paul and Carrie Clark of Watsonville, his seven grandchildren, Rob and Tara Alford, Nick and Shelby Alford, Treva Crocker, Bobby Crocker, John Clark, Grace Clark, and Callie Clark, his four great grandchildren, Madelyn, Jackson, Jacob and Zoe. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Beryl Bambauer and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Boyd, and sister Barbara Mix.
Bob will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. There will be a service on Tuesday, May 28, 11A.M. at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park. Mehl’s Colonial Chapel was entrusted with funeral arrangements.For the complete article see the 04-02-2013 issue.
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