Robert Burnell 'Bob' Bellamy

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Robert Burnell 'Bob' Bellamy

Dec. 19, 1929 - Sept. 29, 2014

VALLEY, Neb. -- Robert B. "Bob" Bellamy, 84, formerly of Benkelman, Nebraska, died Monday (Sept. 29, 2014), at his home in Valley.

He was born Dec. 19, 1929, in Wauneta, Nebraska. He joined the U.S. Navy in October of 1950, serving in the gunnery division aboard the aircraft carrier "Rendova." He took part in the world's first hydrogen bomb that was detonated in 1952 on a large atoll called Eniwetok in the Marshall Islands.

He married Patricia Ann "Pat" Mundt on April 14, 1952.

He worked for Ochsner Pontiac, Debus Bread Co., Culligan, and Standard Oil. He owned a gas station in 1963 on Nebraska Highway 34 in Max, Nebraska, and worked for 13 years as a bus barn supervisor and mechanic for Dundy County Schools.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ida Irene Irelan Bellamy and David D. Bellamy; brothers, Stewart and Craig and sister, Phyllis.

Survivors include his wife, Pat of Valley; children, Robert A."Rob" Bellamy and wife, Kaye of Elkhorn, Nebraska, Michael J. Bellamy and wife, Mary of Waterloo, Nebraska, Jill A. Reeves and husband, Alan of Elkhorn, and Tricia L. Wieczorek and husband, Joe of Omaha, Nebraska; eight grandchildren and three three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services are Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, 10:30 a.m. (MT) at the Benkelman Cemetery in Benkelman, Nebraska with full military honors.

There is no visitation.

Memorials may be given in his name.

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Benkelman Memorial Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.