Robert "Bob" Ladd, 82, passed away with his family by his side on April 20, 2014 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. He is survived by his loving family. His wife Rosalie"Murguia" Ladd of Bartlesville, and his two children, Karen Ladd of Bartlesville and Bill Ladd and his wife Teri Ladd of Tulsa. Bob is also survived by his loving grandchildren Daniel Ladd and his wife Brandi Ladd from Broussard, Louisiana and Mindy Ladd of Tulsa. He also leaves many nieces, nephews and friends who thought the world of Bob.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday in the First Church of God in Dewey. Memorial services and cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory.
Memorials have been established and those who wish to make a contribution in memory of Bob may do so to First Church of God 222 SE Osage Ave. Dewey, Oklahoma 74029 or Journey Home 3406 SE Kentucky Bartlesville, Oklahoma 74006.
Bob Ladd was born February 4, 1932 in Dewey, Oklahoma to William H. Ladd and Vera Mae Bellmyer. He attended his school years in Copan where he made many lifelong friends. After high school, Bob joined the Bartlesville Fire Department in June 1950. He left the fire department to join the Korean Conflict with the Air Force from September 1951 to October 1952. He served with the 509th Bomb Wing at Walker Air Force Base in Roswell, New Mexico from November 1952 until his honorable discharge in 1955. Bob returned to the Bartlesville Fire Department in March 1955 and served in all positions including Fire Chief from 1977 until retirement in 1981.
Bob was the true Oklahoma story of hard work, family and love. His marriage with Rosalie was a lifetime love story full of struggles and joys. Bob believed is an honest day's work and honest day's pay. Bob enjoyed woodworking, hunting and working in his yard. It would not be surprising that someone reading this would know Bob because he loved to talk to people and he would do anything for anyone. He had a sense of humor that everyone warmed to. He always put others first which gave him a true heart of gold. He will be missed not just by family but also by those who knew him. Bob loved his church family, which he was devoted for over 55 years. We lost a true Oklahoma Hero but we now have a loving guardian angel. Friends who wish may sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.stumpff.org.
Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory
1600 Southeast Washington Boulevard Bartlesville, OK 74006
Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Apr. 24 to May 24, 2014