Robert "Bobby" Arthur Hake - age: 60
(November 20, 1949 to April 18, 2010 )
Resident of UKiah, California
Robert Arthur Hake passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2010 at his home. He was born November 20, 1949 in Hays, Kansas to Richard and Jean Hake. He was the oldest of 11 children. He moved to Ukiah from Kansas in 1964 when he was 15 years old. He lived and worked in Ukiah until 1993 when he moved to Red Bluff, Ca. He returned to Ukiah in 2006 and continued to live and work in this community until his passing.
A Memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at the Eversole Mortuary at 2:00 PM.
“Bobby”, as he was called by most, worked at Ukiah Valley Association for Habilitation his entire working carrier. He started there in 1969. In 2006 UVAH celebrated their 45th year in business. Bobby attended that party which happened to be scheduled on his 57th birthday. His comment on that day was “Ha ha I’m older than UVAH so there!” He had many interests but mostly he enjoyed watching TV, NASCAR, listening to music and building models. He loved watching and playing any kind of sports. His favorite teams were the Giants and the 49ers but he always rooted for the team who was winning the game at the time. Bobby also enjoyed animals and gardening. He was an expert at TV trivia and could tell you the names of any actor and what TV show they starred in. He also knew the names of everyone who played on any sports team: baseball, football, or basketball. He knew them ALL! Even in life, if he met you, he never forgot your face.
He participated in Special Olympics bowling, basketball and softball. Bowling was his favorite sport of all. He had many a game when he bowled over 200. He has many trophies and medals for bowling. He was very proud of each and every one of them.
Bobby leaves behind his mother Jean Hake of Willits, brothers Richard “Dicky” Hake and Anthony “Tony” Hake and Roger and his wife Leanne Hake all of Ukiah, Donald and his wife Kim Hake, Dennis and his wife Donna Hake of Red Bluff, Ca. sisters Barbara and her husband Steve Redding, Patty Hake of Ukiah, Theresa and her husband Steve Dean of Red Bluff, Ca. Janis and her husband Mark Simmons of Oregon City, Or. and Susan Horton of Tucson, AZ. Bobby is also survived by 22 nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews. Bobby was preceded in death by his father Richard Hake in 1982.
Bobby was a very loving, caring individual, he will be greatly missed by all the people that he touched. Our family wishes for everyone to make donations in honor of Bobby to
Ukiah Valley Association for Habilitation (UVAH)
990 So. Dora St. Ukiah Ca. 95482 707-468-8824
Mendocino County Inland Special Olympics
P.O. Box 1352 Ukiah, Ca. 95482 707-462-1282
In honor of Bobby we will be planting a garden at the house and you could donate an outdoor plant if you wish.