Bob was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Helen and Howard Minier. He was the oldest brother to Richard, Patricia, and Susan. Sports and reading occupied much of his time as a young boy. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1951.
Then it was on to the College of the Sequoias to play basketball and win the state junior college title. He then received a scholarship to UCSB where he received his undergraduate degree and graduated with honors. By this time he knew he wanted to be a teacher of literature, philosophy and history. He received his Masters from UCLA and began his career of 44 years teaching high school students in Fresno, Whittier and the last 34 years at Mission Viejo High School in Mission Viejo. He truly loved teaching and continued his love of sports, reading and writing his entire life.
While in Fresno he met Carole and they were married in 1960 and shared 50 wonderful years together. They have been best friends and created many memories. They were blessed with one daughter and two sons and have been very involved with their 7 grandchildren. Family gatherings were wonderful!
On behalf of the Minier Family we appreciate your thoughts and support throughout this difficult time. Thank you for attending Bob’s celebration of life.
Carole, Marc & Susie, Madison, Gabriella, Michelle & Frank, Bobby, Kyle, Mike & Lisa, Julia, Emma, Ava