Monday , April 16, 2018 - 10:00 PM
February 17, 1932 ~ April 12, 2018
Robert William Holmes was born February 17, 1932, in Wilson, Utah, to Joseph and Beulah Holmes, the third of four children. He passed away on April 12, 2018, in West Haven, Utah.
He attended Wilson Schools and graduated from Weber High School. Bob served his country in the U.S. Navy on the USS Boxer during the Korean conflict. He graduated with a Master's degree from Utah State University.
On July 17, 1953, Bob married his sweetheart, Dorothy Lou Bates, in the Logan LDS Temple. Bob and Dorothy had five daughters and four sons-in-law, who loved him dearly. He was especially proud of his family. Bob taught Industrial Arts and Math at Roy Jr. High and Sunset Jr. High for 35 years. He was a general contractor, a talented builder and made beautiful woodwork.
Bob and Dorothy worked hard together and were instrumental in the incorporation of Wilson into its own city, West Haven. He served as the first mayor of West Haven and then served as the chairman of the West Haven Special Service District and trusted adviser until his death. In 2008, he was honored to be the Grand Marshall in the West Haven Days parade.
Their yard, garden and pig farm, were a source of pride and joy. They often gave their crops freely to friends and neighbors. They loved to attend the theater, enjoyed long car rides, holding hands and spending time with their family. He was a member of the LDS church and served faithfully in his callings. He loved visiting the temple as often as he could.
He is survived by his daughters: Mona (Blake) Bennington, Karla (Brad) Rickards, Tamra Holmes, Conie (Allen) Krall; 21 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his eternal companion, Dorothy; his parents; his daughter, Nanette; his son-in-law, Rex; three great-grandchildren; and three sisters: (Jean, Beulah Mae and Jolene).
We are thankful for the care he received from CNS Homecare and Hospice, especially Carrie, Tyler and Kim.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Myers Mortuary Ogden, 845 Washington Blvd. Friends may visit family Wednesday, April 18, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m. and Thursday prior to the service from 10 to 10:40 a.m. Interment will be at the Ogden City Cemetery.
Dad, Thanks for your wisdom, wit, kindness, love and smiles! (Oink Oink)
In memory of our dad, please spend some extra time with the people you love.
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