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Obituary: MCBRIDE, ROBERT

Published: Thursday, Oct. 30 2014 12:57 p.m. MDT

Robert "Bob" El Don McBride 4/19/25 ~ 4/18/11

Robert El Don McBride, graduated this life peacefully on April 18th, 2011, at the age of 85 with his family by his side, just 38 minutes shy of his 86th birthday. Bob was born on April 19th, 1925 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the first son of James and Ida McBride. Bob served in the U.S Navy during World War II from March 1944- June 1946. Three years upon returning home Bob was married to Peggy Jean McPhie on April 18th, 1949, his Eternal Sweetheart, in the Mesa Arizona LDS Temple. They were married for 62 years. Bob was a civil employee for Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, Ca. before being transferred to Hill AFB in Odgen Utah, where he raised his family with his wife Peggy, against the beautiful mountains in Bountiful, Utah. Bob was an active member of the LDS church, where he served in many different capacities, including Bishop of the San Bernardino, CA 3rd Ward, Sunday School President, Ward Executive Secretary, as well as numerous other opportunites to serve. His greatest joy was serving as an Ordinace Worker in the Salt Lake and Bountiful Temples and after nearly a year and a half of facing life threatening illnesses and disabilties, Bob was so excited to be able to go back and attend the Bountiful Temple with his sons. Bob worked diligently to support his growing family, working two jobs most of his life, yet always made time to spend with each of the kids and participate in their activities. He was a loving father, husband and friend. Bob loved working in his yard; planting gardens, taking care of and nurturing his yard and reaping the benefits of his loving work. Bob was a craftsmen and could figure out how to build anything and fix anything. Bob loved his neighbors and friends and could often be found helping with projects or sharing from his garden. He especially loved working with Bob Robinson. We would call them the two Bob's, although two different men in their passions and interest, they built a great friendship of love and admiration for each other. Bob is survived by his wife Peggy Jean McPhie, his six children, Randy McBride, Mark McBride (Sandra), Kara Lybbert (Dave), Luann Alba (Moe), Paul McBride (Shantel), Todd McBride (Lori); 25 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his two brothers and one sister; Jay McBride, Lynn McBride and Sharon Jones. Preceded in death by his parents, James and Ida McBride, two brothers and two sisters; Clark, Don, Cheryl and Bonnie, a daughter in Law Roxie Kaye McBride and Grand Daughter Teandra McBride. A viewing will be held at Russon Brothers Mortuary on Sunday April 24th from 6-8:00 pm at 295 North Main Street, Bountiful. Funeral Services will be held with a viewing 1 hour prior to services on Monday April 25th, 11:00 am at the Val Verda 8th Ward, located at 2651 South 500 West, Bountiful. Interment will be held at the Bountiful Memorial Park following services. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com. A humongous and heartfelt thanks to Dad's Caregivers. We as the family want to express how much you meant to him and us for your support and tender love to our Father. To him, you are not just his Caregivers, but one of his own. We also want to give an even bigger thanks to our sister, LuAnn, for being the Champion for Dad. Fighting for his best interest and care, with your un-dying support and love. Dad left this world with dignity and grace because of you. You helped Dad achieve the ultimate prize. "I have fought the fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith"