Robert "Bob" Lee Dayley died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at his daughter's home, after a long battle with leukemia.
Services will be held at a later date. Cremation was under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.
Bob was born Dec. 30, 1942, in Boise, son of Herman "Rusty" Dayley and Wanda (Cline) Janousek. He grew up in Mountain Home.
He joined the U.S. Navy in 1960 and served on board the USS George K. Mackenzie.
Bob met and married Mary Frangen on May 5, 1961. They moved back to and settled in Mountain Home.
Bob worked for Sawtooth Lumber Company in the 1960s until the early '70s when he went to work for CATV in Texas, Oregon and Utah.
He returned to Mountain Home and went back work for Sawtooth Lumber Company in until 1978, when he moved the family to Westport, Wash. There he worked at Fisherman's Inn and then for the Ocosta School District until he returned to Mountain Home. He worked for the Mountain Home School District and APS securities in Boise.
He retired from Micron in 2004.
Bob enjoyed walking on the beach looking for ocean treasure, camping, hunting, fishing with his granddaughter, Shailynn, and watching his grandson, Tanner, play Optimist Football. He enjoyed watching his granddaughter, Amanda, and grandson, Thad, when they were trap shooting.
His hobby was restoring old travel trailers.
Bob is survived by daughters Barbara Beste of Elma, Wash., Stacy and her husband, Chuck Pickering, of Mountain Home, his son, Michael Dayley, of Mountain Home, his granddaughter, Amanda Beste, of Bremerton, Wash., grandson Thaddeus Beste of Elma, Wash., granddaughter Shailynn and grandson Tanner Pickering of Mountain Home. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Punky Dayley, of Dallas, Ore., and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, a son-in-law, Ralph Beste, his mother, Wanda ,and her husband, George Janousek, his father, Herman "Rusty" Dayley, and his wife, Artuth, his three brothers, Joe, Chuck and Mark Dayley, and a nephew. Robert "Bobby" Dayley.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to be sent to the Veterans Administration Medical Center, 4380 W. Fort St., Boise, ID 83702.