Haden, Robert (Bob) Clinton
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89, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on April 16, 2013 in Mesa, Arizona. Robert was born in Graham, Texas to Ted and Viola Haden on September 16, 1923. He attended Texas A&M and the University of Texas. Robert then entered the banking business ultimately becoming the President of First Citizens Bank in Dallas, Texas and then First Security Bank in Mesa, Arizona. He also was President of the Arizona Bankers Association. After a distinguished 22 year career in banking, receiving several Certificates of Merit from the American Institute of Banking, Robert turned to commercial real estate in 1968 where he was actively engaged in all aspects of commercial real estate brokerage, investment analysis, and appraising. Robert one of the "Greatest Generation" served in the United States Navy from 1942-1946. He was a WWII veteran who served as a member of the CB's in Guam and Saipan. He was a past board member of Mesa Lutheran Hospital, past President of Mesa Country Club, a member of Rotary, Maricopa Sheriff Posse, and Verde Vaqueros. Robert was preceded in death by his first wife Marcelle and his sister Natalie George and survived by his wife Patricia, children, Gary (Susan) Haden, Cathy (Scott) Jackson, Daina (Kevin) Horne, Kevin Kendall, Kerry Kendall, Kristin (Michael) Owens, Karen (Monte) Morgan, Kelly Kendall, 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Robert shared a love of life, friends, golf, croquet and his greatest love was his family. He was a great leader to his family and community and demonstrated high standards, and hard work. Funeral service will be held at Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona 85201 Saturday April 27, 2013 at 10:00 am. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Hospice and their many caregivers who so lovingly cared for Robert, as well as, Bunker Mortuary, Pastor John Politan. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to
in his name, 1510 East Flower Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85014.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 24, 2013