CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Clarence "Bob" Liggett, 84, died Wednesday ( Aug. 24, 2011), at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska.
He was born Dec. 16, 1926, at Cambridge, to Clarence Richard and Esther (Morrow) Liggett. He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1944 and attended Nebraska Wesleyan College for a short time before joining the U.S. Army. He served in the Asiatic/Pacific Theater, returning home in 1946, where he continued his college education.
On Dec. 14, 1963, he married Donna Tomlin. He was employed by the Bureau of Reclamation as a surveyor, working on many dams in Nebraska and Kansas. He transferred to the U. S. Geological Survey, gauging waters in Nebraska streams and tributaries from the Colorado-Nebraska border to Superior, Nebraska.
He was a member of the Masonic Temple in Cambridge, later transferring to the Bartley Lodge where he was a member for 47 years, serving as a past Grand Master. He also was a Shriner of the Hastings Temple, and was a board member of the Cambridge Hospital Board and Rotary International.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Donna; two daughters, Bonnie Liggett of Cambridge and Mary of Manchester, Missouri; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorial services will be Friday, 10:30 a.m., at the Congregational Church in Cambridge, Nebraska. Lay minister Bill Weaver will officiate. Inurnment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Cambridge.
Military honors will be offered at the committal site by the Cambridge America Legion Post.
Memorials are being accepted for the Cambridge Public Schools athletic or music programs.
Online condolences can be made at www.lockenour.com.
Lockenour-Jones Funeral Home in Cambridge is in charge of the arrangements.