• Resthaven / Carr-Tenney Mortuary & Memorial Gardens
    Phoenix, AZ
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Robert Eugene Miner Jr. 1943 - 2013

Robert Eugene Miner Jr.

Monday, November 25, 2013
Pops has supported everything positive I have involved myself in. When I would come home from school he would ask me, "what did you learn today?" and then he would follow that up with "what did you draw today?". I did not always have an answer for the first question but learned that if he was going to ask the same 2 questions everyday I should just draw all over my finished class work just to see what he would say. To my amazement this is how he checked my school work and learned about me through the development of my drawings. Pops always showed interest in my art and other things I did for fun. When I started to play guitar I was unsure about my musical abilities until he told me to "Turn it up!" so he could hear everything. he knew this would put some positive pressure on me to play well, my father always gave me a boost when it came to my music.
There was one thing I wanted to do that he was a little unsure about; before my freshmen year in high school I mentioned to him that I wanted to play football, when pop heard this he looked at me like I was crazy and told me that I was too small to have fun in a sport like that. When we were walking to our car after my first game I could not stop raving about how much fun I had, and he couldn't stop telling me how impressed he was. From that point on I had realized that my father was my biggest fan and supported anything I wanted to do. If I said I wanted to do something, he believed I could.
Pops put a lot of trust in me to make good decisions based on decent standards and life lessons. He showed me that life is a learning experience. No matter how good or bad things would get for me, I would try to think about what I'm learning from the current situation I found myself in. Pops taught me that knowledge through life is always exciting, I will always try to learn something new everyday.
Love Travis
Monday, November 25, 2013
My relationship with Dad was deep, because of his understanding of how far I have come and because he never gave up on me. When I had troubles and could have gone the wrong way he was there to see me turn things around. We could talk about cars and engines endlessly. Were very much alike. I knew I could always go to him to discuss anything, he would talk to me with interest in what I said not many have that relationship with their dad. I looked forward to sitting with him after work often. He loved cars and so do I and he's proud of the work I do as a skilled mechanic because he supported my interest in all mechanical things. Now that I'm a Dad too that means a lot to me. I will never forget how happy he was at my wedding and when his 2nd grandchild was born just a little over a year ago. Dad was the father to me he wished he had. Robby
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Gil Case and I arrived in Phoenix one day in 1973. Unexpected and unannounced. And no money. Bob and Diane extended the hospitality of their home to us until we could find a place to stay. Bob (and Diane) were always up for something fun to do. Sometimes it would be a road trip, midnight movies in Tempe, or hanging out in Bob's family room. Hanging out with Bob and Diane was great. We always had some thing to do. Bob wasn't going to sit around and stare at wall. He was all about doing something fun.
Bob was all about problem solving. If there was issue / problem / whatever, Bob would jump right in and take care of it for you. There were times we had to slow that boy down.
Bob's family lived across the street from me in Royal Oak, on Houstonia Street. I don't remember him much from back then. Remember his Mom, Aunt and brother.
I do remember something Gil Case said to me several years ago when I asked how Bob and Diane were doing. Gil said that Bob was retired, and he was "the Most Retired person you'll ever meet". Bless his heart. And I will follow his example.
I hope Bob's family take comfort in the fact that they were a part of him, loved him, lived with him and knew him. When you view the pictures of his life, you can see love and joy. He had a life well spent.
Michael Beaupied.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Thank you for sharing Bob's life with us in your picture gallery. What a wonderful life you had together. Great memories to keep close to your heart, knowing that one day, you will be together again. Lori Best (Gilbert, AZ)
Friday, August 23, 2013
Diane, Travis, Robby your tribute is beautiful. Your footprints are all over these loving memories. Hugs to you.
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