Obituary: Robert Phillip Dunyon

Published: Wednesday, April 11 2007 2:15 p.m. MDT

Robert Phillip Dunyon 1949 ~ 2007 Robert Phillip Dunyon of Brighton UT passed from this earthly existence on April 8, 2007. First of Phillip and Sarah Dunyon's 14 children, he was born in Mackay ID on August 15, 1949. He graduated from Kearns High School in 1967 and enlisted in the US Air Force shortly thereafter. After spending several years on active duty, he switched to the Air National Guard and later retired from service. Robert loved spending lazy Sunday mornings sipping coffee and reading the paper in bed with his wife, Betty. His second and third favorite activities had to have been correcting others' grammar and putting hot sauce on everything. An avid baseball fan, he enjoyed traveling to spring training in Arizona every year and at one point had an entire room in his house devoted to the sport. In addition to his legendary and extensive baseball card collection, Robert was a philatelist and bibliophile. A highly cerebral and sentimental man with a supremely corny "Dunyon" sense of humor, he loved collecting things and organizing his collections. He was very proud of his nearly 30 years of service with the Utah Transit Authority. Robert is survived by his wife, Betty, seven children: Laura (Vincent) Hayes, Robert (Nancy) Dunyon II, Jennifer Dunyon, Joshua (Kristen) Willis, Douglas (Lillie) Gillespie, Belle (Derrick) Robinson, and Monique Adams; 14 grandchildren and 11 siblings. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Jay and Mike, and grandson Tyler. Family and friends may visit Wednesday 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to Thursday's service, which will be held at McDougal Funeral Home (4330 South Redwood Road in Taylorsville) at noon. Interment at Valley View Memorial Park. THE FAMILY RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS YOU HONOR ROBERT'S WISH FOR A T-SHIRT AND BLUEJEANS CEREMONY.

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