WILLCOX Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees

1951- 2010

Rob Krentz was a lifelong rancher in southeastern Arizona. The Krentz Ranch, located northeast of Douglas, was founded by Rob's great-grandparents in the early 1900s. Rob and his wife Susan, together with his brother Phil and his wife Carrie, are the 4th generation of the family to live and work on the ranch. Rob attended elementary school in Apache, AZ, and went to Douglas High School. He was active in 4-H and played high school football.

Rob started at Cochise Community College and then transferred to the University of Arizona, where he earned a degree in Animal Science. Upon his graduation from the U of A, he returned to the family ranch where he worked for his father, Bob, and his uncles, Stuart and Jules.

In July of 1977, Rob, married Sue Kimble, and they have two sons, Frank and Andy, and one daughter, Kyle. Rob loved to hunt, fish, and do just about anything outdoors. He was a good roper, rancher, horseman, cowman, husband, father and grandfather.

Rob was always active in his community. He served on the Board of Directors for the Cochise-Graham Cattle Growers Association and was the President of the organization in 1993-94. He was on the board for the Malapai Borderlands group, working to preserve ranching and wildlife habitat for future generations. He also served as President of the Whitewater Draw Natural Resource Conservation District.

Rob and his family have always been good stewards of the land. In 2008, the Krentz Ranch was inducted into the Arizona Farming and Ranching Hall of Fame.
Written and presented by Eddie Browning