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Robert William Rich

Robert William Rich

Male 1931 - 2016  (84 years)

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  • Name Robert William Rich 
    Born 24 May 1931  Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Apr 2016  Holladay, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I19104  My Relatives
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 

    Father William Vere Rich,   b. 10 Feb 1908, Taylorsville, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1972, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA SS#529-03-2250 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ada Lillian Davies,   b. 4 Dec 1908, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 2004, Salt Lake City, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 17 Oct 1926  Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1196  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Barbara Pauline Hansen,   b. 27 Jul 1932, Sandy lane, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 2008, Holladay, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 8 Aug 1950 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F8031  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • at 1940 census at 435 Bryan Avenue, Salt Lake City Utah

      Salt Lake City, UT-Robert William Rich passed away at the age of 84 on Monday April 4th, 2016 while participating in one of his favorite past times, working. Bob worked for many years at Hansen Stone Quarries. There he cut and prepared stone for construction all over Utah and surrounding states. His handy-work can be found in places such as the wall surrounding the Salt Lake Temple, Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park, and the home he helped build for his wife Barbara Hansen (the boss' daughter). Bob was also employed with Associated Foods for 25 years where he made many life-long friends. To keep busy and to be helpful after his retirement he worked as a caretaker for Olympus Hills and Millcreek Parks where he made many more friends over the last 16 years. Bob loved working at the parks and looked forward to springtime so he could resume his caretaker position. He had a love of the outdoors. He'd often take his grandchildren fishing at Tabiona, though it often devolved into tadpole-catching. He especially loved sitting on his front porch and watching the hummingbirds that he faithfully fed every hummingbird season. Bob also enjoyed raising and selling various kinds of birds, sharing a pre-dawn coffee with friends at Sharon's cafe, and spending time with his family. As a proud member of the Crimson Club, Bob was a Utah Man through and through, attending almost all sporting events held at the U with his grandson.
      Bob is preceded in death by his wife Barbara Hansen Rich, brothers Lester and Melvin Rich, and sister Shirley Vanleeuwen. He is survived by his four children Esther Pauline (Paula) Johnson (Steven), Christine Parker, Robert Bruce (Buzz) Rich (Adele), Scott Rich (Lynn); 15 grandchildren and their spouses; 18 great-grandchildren; and his faithful dog Chica. Bob will be dearly missed but never forgotten.
      A viewing will be held Friday, April 15th at Holladay~Cottonwood Mortuary (4670 S. Highland Dr.) from 6:00-8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 16th at the Big Cottonwood Stake Center