He was a veteran of World War II, serving in Europe and Germany and learning to drive a tank long before learning to drive a car. He received an honorable discharge from the United States Army on March 14, 1946.
Bob married Hallie Young in Fort Smith, Arkansas, on Feb. 19, 1944. Born of this union were five children: Robert (Lynn) Tibbitts, Stephan aka Cap (Diane) Tibbitts, Nancy (Wayne) Inskeep, Susan (Mike) Swasey, and Jennifer (Rholand) Murphy.
Bob passed away peacefully at his home on March 26, 2017.
He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Hallie Tibbitts. He is also survived by his sisters, Bonnie Tasler, and Cheryl John; his five children; 15 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Deane; his brothers, Tom, Ted and Darrel; and his sister, Betty. He was also preceded in death by his son-in-law, Mike Swasey; daughter-in-law, Lynn Tibbitts; grandson, Carson Swasey; and great-granddaughters, Zoey Swasey, and Haven McCandless.
His spirit for adventure and love of the desert will continue to live on through his family for generations to come. He was the best teacher that anyone could have asked for; he lived to the fullest and loved unconditionally. He will be missed.
We will be holding services at the LDS church at 475 West 400 North. The viewing will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., and the service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1st.