Nov 12, 2019 5:08 PM

Bob Jesse (1935 - 2019

Posted Nov 12, 2019 5:08 PM

Frank Robert Jesse, 84, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019 at Highland Park Care Center.


He was born April 6, 1935 to Frank and Bess (Jones) Jesse at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Alliance.


Bob grew up on the family ranch in Sheridan County. He attended grade school in Sheridan County and graduated from Alliance High School in 1952. He graduated from Chadron State College in 1956. Bob taught school and coached sports for several years before returning to Alliance in 1971 to the ranch. He resided there until his death.


On June 17, 1956 Bob married Shirley Parrish of Crawford, NE. Two children were born to them, Ann and Christopher.


Bob served in the National Guard, was a member of the American Legion, United Methodist Church, NRA, Nebraska Cattlemen and 4-H Horse Judge. He was also a member of Western Nebraska Cutters, where he participated in cutting horse competitions and won numerous awards. In October 2018, Bob and the baseball team he coached in 1967 at Western Montana College in Dillon, MT were inducted into that college’s Baseball Hall of Fame. 


Bob had a great love for God, his wife, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


He is survived by his wife, his children, Ann (Dana) Dannelly of Columbus, NE, Christopher (Christy) Jesse of Saratoga, WY, 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Lois Ravert of Alliance and numerous nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Lester Jesse, sister Eleanor Dill and an infant sister.


Memorial services will be Friday, November 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church with Jeanie Sedivy officiating. Inurnment will be in the Alliance Cemetery. 


Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.


Online condolences may be left at with Bates-Gould Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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