Robert L. Rich "Hey, Ornerier than me!"
Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Robert Leonard Rich, passed away on December 31, 2010 after a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Carbon County, Utah on April 3, 1934. Robert was a general contractor and completed many different jobs from airport runway lights to churches and homes. In the last few years, he has really enjoyed his job at Smiths on 7200 So. and 9th East. He loved meeting, talking, and joking around with the customers as a greeter, and also his fellow employees which brought him a scene of fulfillment. He married his sweetheart, Dolores E. Fowlks on June 28, 1956; later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on March 7, 1960. They shared 54 wonderful years together. He is survived by his wife, Dolores; and sisters, Cleo (Garth) Larsen and Edna (David, deceased) Jackins. Also survived by his children, Robert (Danette) Rich, Leonard Leon (Merri) Rich, Cory (Julie) Rich, Penny Rich, Mark (Amy) Rich, Jason (Rikki) Rich and Jody (Matt) Fetzer; 27 grandkids; and 19 great-grandkids. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Florence Rich; sister Lennabeth (Johnny) Echer; and three children, Shaunna, Matthew and Travis Rich. The family would like to thank the medical team at Utah Cancer and all other caregivers who helped with his care. In lieu of flowers, and to honor Robert's support and dedication to the missionaries, donations can be made to the LDS Missionary Fund. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Midvale North Stake Center, 97 West 7500 South. Visitations will be Wednesday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 S. State Street, and Thursday morning from 9:30-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment: Murray City Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.jenkins-soffe.com