ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our father Robert (Bob) Keith Jayne who graduated to glory on May 12, 2020.  
Born July 20, 1932 in Orange, CA - Passed away May 12, 2020.

Robert (Bob) Keith Jayne was a husband to Peggy Jayne and dad to two girls Andrea and Linda, from his first marriage to Dorothea and Bonus Dad to Shelly, Jeff and Jim from his second marriage to Peggy who he was married to for 48 wonderful years.  He was Grandpa to 13 and Great-Grandpa to 12.
For many he was a man you looked up to and respected.  He was a faithful friend, genuine, trustworthy, generous, compassionate strong man, husband and dad. A man we could count on always for advice and at times the brutal truth tied with love.
He was known as a hard worker and dedicated family man.  He was a great counselor, teacher, and a great story teller of his life experiences.
Dad's stories of his life experiences sometimes shocked or brought tears but always amazed you.  Some of his traumatic experiences would have hardened other men, but not dad, he was a thoughtful, strong and compassionate.  A warrior to the end.
The stories he told of his life experiences were, sometimes sad, silly, fun, exciting and uplifting.  He told the stories so well you could see what was happening and see how good he was to other people as the stories unfolded.
Bob was a great man, father, husband and friend.  He is loved by many and will be missed immensely by all.
We have all learned great lessons from his life stories.
We know who he was to us but we would love to know what he meant to you.  Please use the section indicated to share your thoughts and memories and upload photos if you wish.  Thanks in advance for your many prayers, shares and encouragement to our family throught your words.
We humbly request in lieu of flowers, Dad requested donations can be made to the Salvation Army online and Evergreen Hospice Care.
17215 Studebaker Rd. #100, Cerritos, CA 90703
A Celebration of Life will be held in the fall of this year 2020. When a firm date has been scheduled we will send an announcement.
Posted by Cynthia Veliquette on May 23, 2020
Bob was a man of strength and heart.
He leaves a legacy of loving and being loved....that is life’s greatest gift.

I didn’t know Bob like I would have, I know him through his daughter and my sister-in-law Andrea, who is her fathers daughter.
A woman of strength and heart.Knowing Andrea and listening to “Dads Stories “,
Made me feel I too knew this remarkable man. My prayers are with all.
Posted by Cindy Jayne on May 20, 2020
Bob was my dad, Richard Jayne's cousin and I always liked it when he would stop by on his motorcycle to visit him. They would stand out in the front yard and have a cigarette, something my mom wouldn't allow my dad to do so I always thought of him as a rebel. He was the closest thing to a friend my dad had back then when he spent so much time working and never taking time for himself that I always loved seeing them together. I was touched at how concerned he was when he saw how dementia had affected my dad, he was a good man.
Posted by Jessica Hollinger on May 16, 2020
My entire life, my grandpa has always been someone I've admired, especially his strength and intelligence. I will treasure all of the memories I have of him, all the stories about his adventurous life and I am so grateful that my children and Paul were able to meet him before he passed. His influence will live with me in my heart forever ♡
Posted by Jim Bennett on May 16, 2020
Dad,
Its ben a few days since you have passed, and it is not getting easier. You were my rock, my confidant, my mentor and my friend. Your opinion and advice I cherished above anyone else’s, as I knew you would always have my best interest at heart. Your life has been a series of adventures, and misadventures, and your stories of them always brought a smile to my face, and to your grandkids! You will always be their “poppy”, and you will be greatly missed! I sit at your desk, and cant stop the tears from falling, you were a huge part of who I am, and I owe so much to you! The way I repay you is to be the father and grandfather to my kids that you were to me and my kids. Thank you for the years that we had together as first father and son then as friends! I will miss our Sunday chats more than anything. You are always in my heart and on my mind.
        I love you dad
              Jim
Posted by Rudy Dusseau on May 15, 2020
I knew Bob thru work at Autinetics, we visited many times thru the years there. We were friends, someone I looked up to, I especially remember him at a time a small group of guys got together and did some target practicing with him. At that time he was using a 9 mm Browning hi power, with him being left handed it didn't work well with him, I was offered this and purchased it from him. I remember his demainer, calm quiet gental person he was over the disappointment of a gun he really liked. That thought remained with me for the past nearly 40 plus year's. Thought of you often Bob and the quiet kind person you were. My condolences to the family.
Posted by Jackie Maleck on May 14, 2020
I truly felt that I knew Bob even before I met him in person.
Peggy and I became acquainted years ago at a local Curves gym.
As soon as I met her I knew this was someone I wanted to know better.
We met outside of the gym many times over the years, exchanging life experiences and getting closer all of the time...so close in fact that we call each other ‘Sisters of the Heart’ because that is how we feel about each other.

What I noticed more and more in our many conversations was the genuine respect and love she had for her husband.
While Peggy spoke lovingly of all of their children, she also told me about the strength of her husband.
Before the illness really started impacting the quality of his life, I saw how he wanted Peggy to enjoy more good memories.
One of those avenues was to take her on a beautiful cruise to Tahiti. He wanted to see her smile and be pampered—and she was!

It was sad to see Bob begin to fail but even then, he didn't rest until he was sure that Peggy would have everything within his power to enjoy every convenience and comfort he could provide.
The home was fitted with new appliances and brought up to date, not for him, but for the life he wanted Peggy to live after he was no longer here to protect her in person.

It has been a comfort and joy to know this couple. My friend truly found in Bob, a compassionate and caring man...May he live on in our thoughts and prayers forever.
Posted by Peggy Jayne on May 14, 2020
Bob was my knight in shining armor. He married me when my children were 5, 8 and 10. He became their Father over the years. He was the ying to my yang. Each of us so different yet we made a great partnership for 48 years. I shall miss terribly my rock, my confidant, my love.
Posted by Linda Jayne-Vazquez on May 12, 2020
I adored my dad, he was someone I could trust. I remember he used to like to tease me. He would make up fun stories that when I got older I would realize weren't true and all this time i believed it. I will miss him so much.

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Posted by Cynthia Veliquette on May 23, 2020
Bob was a man of strength and heart.
He leaves a legacy of loving and being loved....that is life’s greatest gift.

I didn’t know Bob like I would have, I know him through his daughter and my sister-in-law Andrea, who is her fathers daughter.
A woman of strength and heart.Knowing Andrea and listening to “Dads Stories “,
Made me feel I too knew this remarkable man. My prayers are with all.
Posted by Cindy Jayne on May 20, 2020
Bob was my dad, Richard Jayne's cousin and I always liked it when he would stop by on his motorcycle to visit him. They would stand out in the front yard and have a cigarette, something my mom wouldn't allow my dad to do so I always thought of him as a rebel. He was the closest thing to a friend my dad had back then when he spent so much time working and never taking time for himself that I always loved seeing them together. I was touched at how concerned he was when he saw how dementia had affected my dad, he was a good man.
Posted by Jessica Hollinger on May 16, 2020
My entire life, my grandpa has always been someone I've admired, especially his strength and intelligence. I will treasure all of the memories I have of him, all the stories about his adventurous life and I am so grateful that my children and Paul were able to meet him before he passed. His influence will live with me in my heart forever ♡
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A kind and generous man

Shared by Jackie Maleck on May 19, 2020
 I truly felt that I knew Bob even before I met him in person.

Peggy and I became acquainted years ago at a local Curves gym.
As soon as I met her I knew this was someone I wanted to know better.

We met outside of the gym many times over the years, exchanging life experiences and getting closer all of the time...so close in fact that we call each other ‘Sisters of the Heart’ because that is how we feel about each other.

What I noticed more and more in our many conversations was the genuine respect and love she had for her husband.
While Peggy spoke lovingly of all of their children, she also told me about the strength of her husband.

Before the illness really started impacting the quality of his life, I saw how he wanted Peggy to enjoy more good memories.
One of those avenues was to take her on a beautiful cruise to Tahiti. He wanted to see her smile and be pampered—and she was!

It was sad to see Bob begin to fail but even then, he didn't rest until he was sure that Peggy would have everything within his power to enjoy every convenience and comfort he could provide.
The home was fitted with new appliances and brought up to date, not for him, but for the life he wanted Peggy to live after he was no longer here to protect her in person.

It has been a comfort and joy to know this couple.
My friend truly found in Bob, a compassionate and caring man...May he live on in our thoughts and prayers forever.

Grandpa and Role Model

Shared by Tru Valves on May 18, 2020
     We moved to Texas from California when I was very little, probably four maybe five years old. My early memories with Grandpa and Grandma Peggy were summers and Holidays. I remember in my early years walking the park with Mom, Grandpa, Grandma Peggy, and playing with Kenny and Kim.  I used to love climbing that big'ol whatever kind of tree is in the park behind the house, I forget what kind of tree it is. I still climb it every time I visit and find my perch at the top to sit. Ive spent hours in that tree just thinking about nothing and everything. Its been trimmed a bit since Ive grown and the branch at the top that used to hold my carved initials was removed at some point but, probably for the best. The bark on that tree is slick and Ive nearly fallen to my death a handful of times but i never told anyone in fear I might be banned from climbing. My perch is still there however and I still sit at the top and look over the park when i visit.   
    Life was somewhat rough growing up I remember. Luckily Grandpa passed his big heart down to Mom otherwise I dont know where or what id be doing now. Much like Grandpa Mom took on a big family herself and called them her own. Over the years ive had friends who grew up in similar situations and I realise how lucky I am to have mom and ultimately i can thank grandpa for that as well.
     I didnt have much of a father figure growing up and I was fine with that until I grew up a little more and realised just how lost I was. I had no idea what or why I was doing anything that I was doing.  Ultimately it was memories like the walksthrough the park, playing around in his office while he told stories, talked about Mac Computers, showed me his collections ranging from baseball cards to match books, playing pinball in the upstairs bedroom that led me to discover that I had one of the best role models anyone could ask for the entire time. I still play every pinball machine i come across.
     He was always open to discussion which further multiplied my respect for him. Grandpa was opinionated and stern as everybody knows and anybody who doesnt can just read a few of these memorial stories to find out, but even when we disagreed on things he would let me have the floor and give his opinions back. Nothing was un-debatable as long as you had put enough thought behind it he would listen. His life experience and compelling arguments made it hard to disagree with himanyway but when we did he never closed me off and it seemed we could always find common ground somewhere at least.
     That meant a lot to me. I feel like being heard means a lot to everyone and grandpa cared enough to listen to what we had to say.  I am and will be forever grateful for these last few years that I had the opportunity to reconnect with him. There was always love between us but I was distant for awhile. From everyone in the family not just him and I really believe he held on all these years to bring us all closer to him and to each other.  I am grateful for the opportunity to reconnect with all you as well. 
     So for the past couple years I have inadvertantly been following in his footsteps. I never knew Grandpa was an electrician or an electrical engineer. I knew that  he was in the Navy and he told me he helped design the nose on some certain submarines. I knew that he was a diver, a family man and by all accounts a good friend to those around him.  Every visit I learned more and more about the man I called Grandpa and who Bob Jayne  was to the world.  I know there is still so much more I would've have learned of and from him but I am just inexplicably grateful I had the opportunity to learn what I did because he gave me something I desperately needed. Someone to look up to.  I plan to further my electrical education and even bought some electronics books so I could start tinkering in honor of him.
   Thank you for everything Grandpa you will be forever loved and forever missed.
Love Matt

Visits with Poppy

Shared by Nichole Calhoun on May 14, 2020
Every time we went to Gma and Poppy's for a visit he always had an amazing story to tell. As I got older and started bringing my kids along for these visits they were able to hear all of these wonderful  stories my oldest son Logan his Great Grandson was so fascinated with these stories and would sit and listen to them and ask many questions. Well when Logan was in the 2nd grade he was so excited to take out a book on Jacques Cousteau and do a school project on him because he was so excited to share some of his Great Poppys stories with his classmates and his teachers because his Poppy knew him. We will all miss him so much he was such a wonderful man and he will forever be in our hearts.