Robert Calvin Lincoln

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Robert (Bob) Calvin Lincoln, 85, died May 31, 2003 at home, surrounded by his family. He was born Nov. 3, 1917 to C. L. Lincoln and Irene Robbins Lincoln at the Lincoln Ranch in Napa, Calif.

Mr. Lincoln moved from California to Arizona at the age of 2, growing up all over Arizona. He graduated from Safford High School in 1935. He was a World War II veteran, and spent many years as a ranch hand cowboy and roundup cook. He was an equipment operator for the Forest Service and the town of Payson. He had resided in Payson since 1965. He will be remembered for his great stories and dutch-oven cooking.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty Ailene Lincoln; son, Casey (Terry) Lincoln of Wilcox, Ariz.; daughters, Betty Leon of Payson/Scottsdale, Joanne (Vern) Byers of Mesa, and Sue (Alfonso) Munoz of Payson; nine grandchildren, Jared (Andi) McSweeny, Michael and David Leon, Casey Lincoln, Guy and Verna Byers, Ken (Heather) Byers, Jimmy (Darsha) Oestmann and Dwane Oestmann; seven great-grandchildren, Ian McSweeny, Destiny Byers, Jana Tucker, Jennifer Byers, Dillon Hedgpeth, Chloe and Carsyn Oestmann.

Also surviving are brothers, John and Larry Lincoln; sister, Judy George; and many other extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ben Lincoln; and sisters, Jessie Woolsey and Mary Jane John.

A memorial service and celebration of life will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 7 at his home, 901 E. Miller Road in Payson, with a barbecue to follow.

Donations can be made to RTA Hospice, 107 E. Frontier Street, Payson, AZ 85541.

Arrangements are being handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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