Robert "Bob" Louis Carroll passed away in Oro Valley, AZ on January 5, 2021, following a full, happy life filled with family, love, music and travel.\n\nHe was born on July 23, 1927, in Newport, WA, to Francis Thomas Carroll and Gertrude Olive Morris. As a youngster, he lived in many locales, because his father was both a rancher and a Forest Service ranger. Drafted on his birthday in 1945, he served in the Army, immediately after WWII and was in 494th Army Band in Anchorage, AL.\n\nUpon completing his military service, he graduated from UCLA in 1951, earning a Bachelor's degree in music composition. He had a successful 40-year career with Safeway Stores, rising from a courtesy clerk, through a variety of positions, to end his career as Division Controller in Phoenix and finally as Special Projects Manager in Los Angeles. After retirement, he continued to work in the private sector, as a corporate controller and financial officer, for several additional companies. Utilizing his talents in music, he also served as a choir director and cantor for more than 20 years.\n\nThough he was a successful businessman, he valued family above all else. He was blessed with two loving wives: Mary Genevieve McConnell (1951-1991) and Helen Joan Latch (1998-2009). He was also fortunate to find a wonderful life-partner in Dorothy Dyer Vanek (2014-2020).\n\nHe is survived by his beloved children, Monica Therese Nelson (Mark) and Thomas Joseph Carroll (Shonda) and six grandchildren: Nicholas Joseph Carroll (Yvonne), Jude Christopher Nelson (Meghan), Zachary Blaise Carroll (Joey), Luke Carroll Nelson, McKenzie Becket Carroll, and Cam'Ron Lee Carroll.\n\nHis final wish was to be cremated and buried beside the love of his life for 48 years, Mary Genevieve Carroll, in Rancho Palos Verdes CA.\n\nDue to the pandemic, a celebration of life and graveside services will be held at a future date, when it is safe. He selected the music for the celebration of life, including several of his own compositions.\n\nIn lieu of flowers, he has requested donations be sent to Doctors Without Borders or the Kino Border Institute.