April 4, 2009
Robert Hamlin "Bob" Hannifin
Longtime Midland landman Robert Hamlin “Bob” Hannifin passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, April 4, 2009.
He was born on March 19, 1930 to Steven and Elizabeth Hannifin. Bob and his identical twin brother, Daniel Steven, “Dan,” attended public school in Roswell and graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute. The twins attended the University of New Mexico before being called together into the Army for Korea, returning to the states to complete their degrees. Dan, also a landman, died in 1986. Bob married Maxine Benson of Sacramento, California, who finished college while the twins were in Korea. Bob and Maxine were married on June 7, 1952.
After working fourteen years for Conoco in Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota, Kansas and Louisiana, Bob opened his own business in Midland and operated successfully for forty-one years, mostly in partnership with Lewis Burleson. Bob was known for his keen business acumen, his generosity and good humor, and his unfailing ability to see the good in people.
Bob is survived by his wife of fifty-six years, Maxine; his brother, Vice Admiral Patrick Hannifin of Solano Beach, California; his sisters, Betty Adkins of Centennial, Colorado, Martie Wygocki of Lansing, Michigan; sister-in-law, Barbara Hannifin of Roswell, New Mexico, brother-in-law, Joseph McCormick of Las Cruces, New Mexico; his sons, Mark and wife Linda of Midland, Matt and wife Jenny of Fort Collins, Colorado, Dan and wife Bridget of Midland; and his grandchildren, Kelly and Sean.
In lieu of flowers, it is suggested memorial contributions be made to the Maxine B. and Robert H. Hannifin Scholarship Fund at Midland College. If you wish to make an online donation, visit Give a Gift or, you can mail your donation to:
MIDLAND COLLEGE FOUNDATION, INC.
3600 N. GARFIELD · MIDLAND, TX 79705