Robert (Bob) Rawlinson, born June 17th, 1935, entered heaven April 27th, 2019 in Flagstaff. Born and raised in Flagstaff, Bob grew up enjoying everything Flagstaff had to offer, football, basketball and snow skiing, even being employed as the Mountain Manager at the Arizona Snowbowl. Bob was always a hard worker getting his first job at the age of 11 eventually becoming a businessman and owner, which shaped much of his life as well as his family. Bob relocated to Cottonwood in 1978 to build, own and operate Black Hills Carwash.
Bob became a Christian in 1979, another decision that shaped his life, his marriage and his family. He loved serving in many capacities at different churches, serving as a greeter most recently at Journey Church in Cottonwood, Arizona.
Bob was married twice, his first marriage to Sis Beamer in 1955 gave him his firstborn son, and two beautiful daughters. He then married Cindy (Schaefer) Rawlinson in 1979, taking her three sons. He and Cindy would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on June 2nd, 2019.
Bob is survived by his wife Cindy Rawlinson, daughters Mary Steinlein (Mike), and Susan Bafford (Curt); sons Steve Rawlinson, Jon Williamson (Beth), Chris Williamson (Erika) and Daniel Williamson (Allison). He also leaves behind 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Bob’s life will be at Journey Church, 750 E. Mingus Ave, in Cottonwood on Thursday, May 9th at 11am. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Anew Living in Flagstaff.