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Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home

9700 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, TX

OBITUARY

Robert Eugene McCuan

August 2, 1936January 28, 2020
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Robert E McCuan, 83, passed away on January 28, 2020 in Cedar Park, TX. Bob was born on August 2, 1936 in Marion, IN to Roy McCuan and Anna Mae Halterman. He was the sixth of seven children. He is preceded in death by his loving spouse, Carolyn Sue Phillips. He is survived by his two children, Michelle (Michael) Carlson and Barry McCuan. He is also survived by 5 loving grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Bob was an active and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He was introduced to the church by his older sister, Betty Jo at age 17. He served a 2-yr mission for the church in The Great Lakes Mission during 1956-1958. He married his sweetheart, Carolyn, in the Salt Lake Temple on May, 31, 1961. He was a persistent, patient man; proposing three different times before she finally said, “yes.” He served in the Utah Army National Guard and completed basic training at Fort Ord in California. His military service and multiple odd jobs funded his higher education. He was the first in his family to attend and graduate from college. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University in 1962. He began accounting with Sperry Rand in Salt Lake City. Within a couple of years, they moved back to the Midwest to raise a family near their loved ones. He went on to have a long career with International Harvester as an accountant, including locations in Springfield,OH, Fort Wayne, IN, and the Chicago, IL area.

He was a supportive and loving father. He worked hard to provide a better life for his family. He encouraged Michelle and Barry in their childhood pursuits of baseball, track, dance, and drums. He even took up camping as a way to provide memorable family outings. He was self-taught in American Sign Language and was an interpreter for many years while living in Fort Wayne. He drew close to the deaf community by fellowshipping a deaf couple at church. Bob and Carolyn enjoyed many years of church service as Chicago temple workers. Each Saturday they would wake early and spend the day serving the temple patrons. This was a cherished time in their marriage sharing enlightenment and service together. Bob was an avid runner, having run over a dozen marathons including the Boston marathon. In his older years, he often placed at the top of his age group, earning numerous trophies and running awards. He also loved reading and usually had 4 or 5 books checked out of the local library at any one time. He was a scholar at heart and pursued learning throughout his life, attending university classes, participating in several book clubs and religious study groups. In 1999, Bob and Carolyn retired to Cedar Park, TX to be near their grandchildren. Bob loved spending time with his grandchildren and attending their many school and sporting events. He thrived in the warmer climate and liked to tell people “it is not hard to scrape sunshine off your windshield.” His legacy of family loyalty, life-long learning, and strong faith will be cherished by his posterity and all who knew him. We express our gratitude to the Cypress Creek Ward and Bishop Webster for their continual support of Bob and Carolyn these last few years. Their heart-felt love and service is deeply appreciated.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service Monday, February 3, 2020
  • Committal Service Monday, February 3, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Order Of Service

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