A graveside memorial service was held Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at the Willows Catholic Cemetery for longtime Delevan resident, Robert (Bob) McGeoghegan, 96, who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022.
Bob McGeoghegan was born Sept. 2, 1926, in Willows, California, to Paul and Dorathea McGeoghegan. He attended Maxwell Schools, graduating from Maxwell High School in 1944. He was a member of the 1943 Maxwell High School Championship Baseball Team, which was inducted in the Colusa County Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.
He served in the United States Navy in the Pacific through the end of World War II.
Bob was a lifetime farmer and rancher, as well as being an accomplished machinist and talented metal fabricator.
He was an avid sportsman, and spent as much time as he could hunting and fishing with family and friends.
Bob was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maxwell, and St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Willows. He belonged to the American Legion, Vernon Jewel Danley Post in Maxwell.
Bob is survived by his children: Brad (Kim) McGeoghegan of Willows, Doug McGeoghegan of Colusa, Neal McGeoghegan of Willows, and Babette (Steve) Burns, of Oakdale. He is survived by grandchildren: Caitlin Butler, Kelly McNeil, Casey McGrew, and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by granddaughter Dayna McGeoghegan.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Maxwell American Legion, Vernon Jewel Danley Post 218, Po Box 665, Maxwell, CA 95955. ■
PUBLISHED 12/01/2022 • COLUSA COUNTY PIONEER REVIEW #2022-1063