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, age 82, of Loveland, Colo., departed to his heavenly home on Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, surrounded by his family.

Bob was born July 3, 1924, to Elbert L. and Hannah Caroline (McLean) McCreery in Chicago, Ill. Bob graduated high school from Culter Academy, Los Angeles, Calif. He spent a year at Westmont College, prior to entering the Navy in 1944 during WWII. Bob was a radar technician on the repair ship USS Cadmus and honorably discharged on July 8, 1946.

He then attended Sterling College in Kansas before returning to study at Colorado A&M (now CSU). He was only a few credits away from receiving his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering when he took over, from his father, the McCreery Jersey Dairy east of Loveland.

Bob married Ruth Morris in 1947. They had one daughter, Jayne. Ruth passed away in 1956.

Bob sold the last of the dairy cows in 1959, and then did carpentry and cabinetry. He worked at Great Western Sugar Factory in Loveland during the sugar beet campaigns while starting McWeBB Inc. roof truss manufacturing in Loveland in 1963, a business that continues to be family owned and operated.

On July 15, 1959, Bob married Donna Gayle Thayer. Bob and Donna had three children: Peggy, Jeanne and Jim.

Bob loved and cherished his family, extended family and his many dear friends. He had a profound love of Christ and his church community was integral to his life. He was an active member of the Presbyterian Church for the majority of his life, and attended Loveland Bible Church for the last several years. He loved hymns and music. His was a charitable spirit, often giving to those in need.

He was a member of the Loveland Noon Lions Club since 1974 and a charter member of the Loveland Veteran Motor Car Club of America. Bob was the recipient of the 1998 Melvin Jones Fellow Award for dedicated humanitarian services, awarded by Lions Club International. Bob’s gifted mind and hands gave him the reputation of being an inventor and innovative fixer of just about anything, including his various antique cars, and extending to his love of wood and woodworking. He also loved airplanes, jointly owning one with his son.

He continued his farming activities until his death. Bob treasured his Scottish heritage and collaborated in the startup of the Fort Collins Bagpipe Band. He valued home and country, a very patriotic soul. An avid reader, Bob enjoyed being up to date on everything from current events and political climes to aeronautics, automotive and a myriad of other interests. In later years he enjoyed traveling; Africa, Scotland, Hawaii and the Panama Canal are among the places he visited. Bob loved Estes Park and the McCreery ranch, his boyhood summer home that was homesteaded by his grandfather. He had a passion for the outdoors; fishing, hiking, Longs Peak, feeling the wind on his face.

Bob is survived by his wife Donna; daughters Peggy Reichert and husband Bob of Loveland, and Jeanne McCreery and husband Mike Miller of Fort Collins, Colo.; and son Jim McCreery and wife Susan of Loveland; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters Ruth McCreery of Loveland and Martha McCann of Tucson, Ariz., and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter Jayne McCreery, his first wife Ruth Morris McCreery, brothers Bill, John Kelly and Sam, and sister Peggy Thompson.

Funeral services were held Dec. 1 in Loveland at First United Presbyterian Church, which was founded by Bob’s grandfather, William H. McCreery in 1875. A private family graveside service was held.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Loveland Noon Lions Club or to Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas in care of Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 N. Lincoln Avenue, Loveland, Colo., 80537.

Friends who wish may view this obituary on-line and sign a guestbook at http://www.kibbeyfishburn.com.

, age 82, of Loveland, Colo., departed to his heavenly home on Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, surrounded by his family.

Bob was born July 3, 1924, to Elbert L. and Hannah Caroline (McLean) McCreery in Chicago, Ill. Bob graduated high school from Culter Academy, Los Angeles, Calif. He spent a year at Westmont College, prior to entering the Navy in 1944 during WWII. Bob was a radar technician on the repair ship USS Cadmus and honorably discharged on July 8, 1946.

He then attended Sterling College in Kansas before returning to study at Colorado A&M (now CSU). He was only a few credits away from receiving his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering when he took over, from his father, the McCreery Jersey Dairy east of Loveland.

Bob married Ruth Morris in 1947. They had one daughter, Jayne. Ruth passed away in 1956.

Bob sold the last of the dairy cows in 1959, and then did carpentry and cabinetry. He worked at Great Western Sugar Factory in Loveland during the sugar beet campaigns while starting McWeBB Inc. roof truss manufacturing in Loveland in 1963, a business that continues to be family owned and operated.

On July 15, 1959, Bob married Donna Gayle Thayer. Bob and Donna had three children: Peggy, Jeanne and Jim.

Bob loved and cherished his family, extended family and his many dear friends. He had a profound love of Christ and his church community was integral to his life. He was an active member of the Presbyterian Church for the majority of his life, and attended Loveland Bible Church for the last several years. He loved hymns and music. His was a charitable spirit, often giving to those in need.

He was a member of the Loveland Noon Lions Club since 1974 and a charter member of the Loveland Veteran Motor Car Club of America. Bob was the recipient of the 1998 Melvin Jones Fellow Award for dedicated humanitarian services, awarded by Lions Club International. Bob’s gifted mind and hands gave him the reputation of being an inventor and innovative fixer of just about anything, including his various antique cars, and extending to his love of wood and woodworking. He also loved airplanes, jointly owning one with his son.

He continued his farming activities until his death. Bob treasured his Scottish heritage and collaborated in the startup of the Fort Collins Bagpipe Band. He valued home and country, a very patriotic soul. An avid reader, Bob enjoyed being up to date on everything from current events and political climes to aeronautics, automotive and a myriad of other interests. In later years he enjoyed traveling; Africa, Scotland, Hawaii and the Panama Canal are among the places he visited. Bob loved Estes Park and the McCreery ranch, his boyhood summer home that was homesteaded by his grandfather. He had a passion for the outdoors; fishing, hiking, Longs Peak, feeling the wind on his face.

Bob is survived by his wife Donna; daughters Peggy Reichert and husband Bob of Loveland, and Jeanne McCreery and husband Mike Miller of Fort Collins, Colo.; and son Jim McCreery and wife Susan of Loveland; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters Ruth McCreery of Loveland and Martha McCann of Tucson, Ariz., and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter Jayne McCreery, his first wife Ruth Morris McCreery, brothers Bill, John Kelly and Sam, and sister Peggy Thompson.

Funeral services were held Dec. 1 in Loveland at First United Presbyterian Church, which was founded by Bob’s grandfather, William H. McCreery in 1875. A private family graveside service was held.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Loveland Noon Lions Club or to Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas in care of Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 N. Lincoln Avenue, Loveland, Colo., 80537.

Friends who wish may view this obituary on-line and sign a guestbook at http://www.kibbeyfishburn.com.