Robert, age 76 of Winchester, Oregon, slipped away peacefully to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Roseburg, Oregon.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Nestor and Pauline Ahumada of Colton, California, where he was born and raised. He attended Colton schools and later San Bernardino, Valley College. Robert was a real patriot and proudly served in the U.S. Navy for four years aboard the U.S.S. Fletcher, as a boiler operator. He was stationed in Hawaii, and toured Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Guam, the Philippines, Laos and Australia.
Robert married Angie Bautista and were happily married for 54 years.
After leaving the Navy, Robert went to work for Rohr Aircraft Corporation in Riverside, California, for two years. In 1963 he went to work at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, California, in the Engineering Department as a Steam Plant Operator. He was quickly promoted to first foreman, then Steam Plant Supervisor, then Superintendent of several Civil Engineering Departments. He was also appointed “Facilities Manager” of the entire Civil Engineering Department until the base closed in March of 1994.
Robert lived in Highland, California, many years, where he enjoyed golfing, dancing, traveling and RV camping with friends and family. He was an NFL fan and followed the Los Angeles Rams team until they moved to St. Louis. He then followed the Seattle Seahawks football team.
He loved the outdoors and nature and in 2005, he and Angie moved to Oregon to be with their daughter.
He leaves behind a brother, Rudy, of Fontana, California; a daughter, Laura Cox of Roseburg, Oregon; a son, Robert Jr., of Highland, California; five grandchildren: Alex and Spencer Cox of Roseburg, Oregon; Nicole, Cory and Brandon Ahumada of California. He also leaves two “spiritually adopted” daughters, Maricela Aguayo Plascencia and Margarita Aguayo Rojo of Highland, California.
Robert attended New Life Christian Center in Roseburg, Oregon. Services will be private.