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Robert Michael Harden also known as Bob or Buffalo Bob or (to friends who knew him in college) Lumberjack was born November 25, 1949 in Omaha, Nebraska, to William Macadoo and Mary Eloise (Loseke) Harden.  Bob has one sister Connie Harden. Bob grew up in Omaha and after graduation from high school, attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln part time for six years working his way through college in various construction jobs. Bob suffered a broken neck in a tragic accident, he spent six months in the hospital.  Following the accident, Bob transferred to Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, Nebraska, where he earned his Veterinary Technician degree.  Bob's veterinary Technician Internship was at Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  Completing his training, Bob accepted a position in Buffalo, Oklahoma, at Buffalo Veterinary Hospital, working there for several years, again suffered a serious injury. Bob subsequently was employed at Mutual of Omaha office in Woodward, Oklahoma and Oklahoma Department of Transportation in Buffalo, Oklahoma. Bob's parents Bill and Mary enjoyed visiting Buffalo yearly to see their son and grandchildren. For the past eleven years, Bob worked in the office of Buffalo Feeders, LLC.  There he enjoyed the company of his co-workers, the customers, vendors, and cattle.  Bob was known for his sense of humor, knowledge, kindness, work ethic, and impressive mustache.  Bob's deep love of animals, both large and small.  Bob had a life-long passion for fish, first in his beautiful aquariums, later in his koi pond kept him busy in his leisure time.  One of Bob's favorite song quotes (from Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead) sums up his exciting life:  "Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip it's been." Bob's general approach to life also consisted with Jerry Garcia's view the "Every day above ground is a good day." Bob was preceded in death by both his parents William (Bill) and Mary Harden. Bob left his earthly home on October 1, 2015, at the Mercy Hospital ICU in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the age of 65, after being diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, just over three weeks ago.  Bob is survived by Dr. Suzanne Harvey, DVM of Buffalo, Oklahoma; two sons, CPL, William Harden, USMC, retired of Enid, Oklahoma, Robert S. Harden computer forensics technician of Edmond, Oklahoma; sister, Connie Harden and husband Chuck O'Neill of Oakland, California; Siamese Cat Morte, Numerous koi in his pond; other family and friends.    In Lieu of flowers, a donation of blood or platelets to Oklahoma Blood Institute in Robert Harden's name is requested.


Memorial services will be held Friday, October 9, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Harper County Fair Ground Build, in Buffalo, Oklahoma.  With Pastor Foote officiating. Reception following at the Harper County Fair Grounds.  Inurnment at a later date at Arkalon Cemetery at Arkalon, Kansas, they Harvey Family cemetery where Bob enjoyed the wide open spaces, ranching are and wildlife.

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