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Robert "Bob" Lyman Davis

February 2, 1931 ~ January 19, 2018 (age 86)

Robert Lyman Davis, 86, of American Fork, long-time Pleasant Grove resident passed away peacefully at his home in American Fork, Utah on January 19, 2018, surrounded by family. He was born February 2, 1931 in Panguitch, Utah, son of Lyman Perry and Lula Workman Davis. He married his high school sweetheart Beverly Miller on February 13, 1951 in the Mesa Arizona Temple, sharing 67 years of marriage.

Bob graduated from Panguitch High.  He served with honor in the Korean War, after which he graduated from BYU. He taught mathematics for about 30 years, first at Panguitch High, then Pleasant Grove High. He was a basketball coach and while at Panguitch, an article was written about him and his team in Sports Illustrated.

Bob could do just about anything. If you looked in the dictionary under “Handyman,” you would find his name. He used to say “I’m a jack of all trades and a master of none.” He dabbled in building, house remodeling, wood working, rockwork, laying carpet, upholstery, tile, butcher, a cook at Bryce Canyon Café, and shaping young minds with his teaching. He was a Ferrier for over 25 years and won awards for his horse shoeing abilities. During many summers, he managed the Pleasant Grove public swimming pool.

He loved the outdoors especially skiing, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking and road cycling, topped off by four wheeling, and razor riding. He was quite the competitive, adventuresome type, so from kids to grandkids, they all tried to keep up with grandpa and once hid rocks in his backpack to slow him down. 

Most of all Dad loved his family. He was a great provider and made sure we were never short on family time, including vacations or family reunions. He was a happy, cheerful, positive soul, and liked to have fun with a gentle tease.

Bob was a lifetime-dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was a great patriarch and the best example of what a husband, father, brother, and friend should be. He was very honest and generous in giving money, time and needed counsel, a good listener, one who accepted all without judgement and always with love. Regardless of other’s life’s choices or beliefs, he always respected them. He was very consistent in his daily life from early to bed and early to rise, to personal prayer, scripture study and journal writing, then off to do some kind of exercise.

He served as a Bishop and a High Councilor. He was an ordinance worker and sealer in the LDS temple for over 25 years and was able to perform marriages and sealings for most of his grandchildren. With his wife he served in 3 Spanish-speaking missions: Mexico, Chile, and the Puerto Rico/Dominican Republic. They also served at the LDS Conference Center and Mutual Dell where he took on a lot of the rockwork.

He adored and loved his family being survived by his wife Beverly, Sons: Craig (Paula), Brent (Anna), daughters: Debra (Randy), Barbara (Marty), Pamela, Paula (Mark), 24 grandchildren and 49 great grandchildren, brothers Joe and Dennis, sister LuRea Burton. Preceded in death by grandson David Crane, sister Darylene Veater, brothers Wallace and Jim.

Dad we love you and you are greatly missed.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the American Fork 38th Ward Chapel, 239 East 1100 South, American Fork with a viewing from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. prior to services.  Family and friends may attend a viewing Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 S. 300 E., Pleasant Grove, Utah.  Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery with military honors.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com

 

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