Robert D “Bob” Livingston passed away on Monday, April 27, 2009 at the age of 79 in Palisade, Colorado with his loving wife Ellen and his daughter, Sherilyn by his side.
Bob was born on September 26, 1929 at Spring Canyon, Utah to Arden D. and Ruby F. (Cook) Livingston. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Bob spent most of his life in Utah, living in Wellington, East Carbon, Price, and Moab. He graduated from Carbon High School in Price with the Class of 1948. He married Ellen R. Byers on Aug. 27,1950 in Dragerton, Utah. To this union were born two sons, an infant son and Gary R. and two daughters, Sherilyn and Deanne.
He entered and served in the 5th U.S. Army Corps from 1951 to 1953 at Fort Riley, Kan. and Fort Carson, Colo.
He moved with his family to Moab in the spring of 1962. Bob was a painting contractor (Livingston Painters) for 25 years in the Moab area. He took a lot of pride in his painting. He loved living, working, the people, hunting in the La Sal Mountains, and fishing in southeastern Utah. He also loved the fishing trips with Ellen at Miramonte Lake in Colorado.
They moved to Grand Junction, Colo. in December of 1998.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen, with over 58 years of marriage, a son, Gary R. Livingston (Joyce), of Las Vegas, Nev., a daughter, Sherilyn Sowell of Moab, and a sister, Donna Carlson, of Price, Utah. He is also survived by 11 special grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, with two more on the way, and three nieces and three nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by an infant son, a daughter, Deanne McGuffee, two grandchildren, Kevin D. Holter and Kelly R. Sowell, a sister Kathy Cochrane, his parents and a son-in-law, Mike Sowell.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial will be held at a later date at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of western Colorado. Arrangements were by the Martin Funeral Home in Grand Junction, Colo.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory that no one can steal.