Bob was born Jan. 21, 1931, in Marshalltown, Ia. to Robert and Luella (Hunt) Himes. He grew up in Liscomb, Ia. and graduated from Liscomb High School in 1949, Iowa State Teachers College (UNI) in 1957 with a BA Degree, and Adam State College, Alamosa, Colo. in 1963 with a Master's Degree in Education.
Bob enlisted in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict, proud to serve his country, as did his three brothers in World War II.
Bob met Cheryle Torine while they were teaching in Traer, Ia. They married Dec. 28, 1958. Bob's career in Education took them to Los Alamos, New Mexico; Waukon, Ia.; A.E.A. out of Decorah; Indianola, Ia.; and finishing his career at the A.E.A. in Cylinder, Ia. Upon his retirement he continued with educational studies for individuals over the age of 55; "The Third Age College" in Spencer, Des Moines and Manning.
Bob was an avid reader of history and loved jazz music.
Memories are left for wife, Cheryle Himes, Manning, Ia.; daughter, Lorine (Scott) Linde of Westside, Ia. and their family Jamie Linde, West Des Moines, and Josh and Jenny Linde, and Olivia of Manning, Ia.; son Paul (Katherine) Himes of Audubon, Ia. and their family Justin Himes of Ames, Ia., and Alyx, Ryan, and Jamie Birmingham of Ankeny, Ia.; a brother-in-law Larry (Darlene) Torine; nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends in many places.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers: James, Albert and Warren.
The following organizations were closest to Bob's heart: Orchard Place, Des Moines, Ia., Relay for Life, Mayo Cancer Research and your local library.