Bob Honea

Class of 1946

It is with great sadness that the family of Bob Honea announces his passing on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the age of 90, in his home surrounded by his family. Bob was born in Tempe, AZ on May 28, 1929 to Wilburn and Cloie Honea. He is survived by Pat, his wife of 68 years; his daughters, Kathleen (Bob) Kaveloh, Darleen (Sam) Hall, Jennifer (Scott) Engle; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Bob attended the University of Arizona from 1947 – 1951 on a basketball scholarship. He was co-captain and the leading scorer his senior year on the 1951 Border Conference Championship Team. Bob held the free throw record at 80% for 10 years at the UofA, it was reported that he had never lost a home game while playing at the UofA. He met and married Pat, his lifetime companion, he then served two years in the Army during the Korean War. He returned to serve as postmaster for the town of Marana for 30 years, while building the successful Bridle Bit Ranch from 1954 – 2005, where he was best known for his registered Brangus herd.

In February 2004 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the UofA. His Christian faith guided his life and he was very active at the Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene. Bob will always be remembered as tender-hearted, a man of integrity, hard-working and above all, a man who loved Christ and his family.

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