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George Robert "Bob" Bellue Sr.
Passed away on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2012 from heart disease. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 46 years, Delberta Close Bellue. Bob attended Kingsbury Elementary School, Redlands Jr. High School and graduated from Redlands High School in 1940. In his high school yearbook, his friends said he was a wise-cracker at heart. He earned his AA degree from Valley College. He is survived by daughters, Donna Lynn Bellue of Chino Valley, Arizona, and Sherry Janeen Breidel of Mesquite, Nevada; sons George Robert "Bobby" Bellue Jr. of Redlands, and Charles Delbert Bellue, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Their spouses Shirley of Redlands and Pennie of Green Bay, Wisconsin; six grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild. Brother Vincent Bellue, Sacramento, CA; and sister Carolyn Neal of Vancouver, Washington. Bob was born February 1, 1923 in San Timeteo Canyon on which is now the Ebenezer Ranch to George Oscar Bellue and Juanita Bonillas Bellue. Juanita passed away shortly after his birth. Oscar married Eva Smith who became mom and later on grandma. Oscar owned the "Bellue Dairy" from the late 1800's until he passed away. Bob carried on the family business until moving his family to Redlands in 1953. While at the ranch, Bob always had horses which created a life long love and appreciation of their beauty. He took his last ride to Tremont in the canyon with friends and family on his 80th birthday. Bob was a descendant of the "Marquez Family" who owned the 6,659 acre Spanish Land Grant, "Rancho Boca de Santa Monica." His mother Juanita was the great grand daughter of Francisco Marquez. The land encompassed Santa Monica Canyon, a portion of Topanga Canyon down to the beach and Pacific Palisades. Bob was a member of the Elks Club where he enjoyed his many friends. "Dad, we remember the wonderful childhood you and mom gave us. We had a lot of love and fun, sometimes it seemed as if you were one of the kids. We had many family gatherings which have given us memories that we still talk about. Dad, you always had a joke to tell to anyone that would listen and you always got a good laugh. Dad, you were a great and loving father, though you have gone on with mom, the memories will last forever."
Always in our hearts,
Donna, Bobby, Sherry, Chuck
Published in Redlands Daily Facts on Nov. 27, 2012