To family and friends of Bob Twede, we’re saddened to announce that Robert Jessie Twede passed away suddenly March 26, 2021. He was born to Iona Larsen and Jesse Woodrow Twede in Tooele, Utah, Jan. 24, 1941. Robert was the youngest of four children.
Bob grew up in Tooele, an adventurous boy who loved hunting, fishing and spending time with his dad. He graduated from Tooele High School and it was there that he met the one and only love of his life, Phyllis Anderson. What started with a first date to Lagoon led to an eternal marriage in the Salt Lake Temple on Feb. 3, 1961.
Robert took a job with Stauffer Chemical and the couple made their home in Tooele for 25 years becoming parents to six children. Bob showed his love in many ways: a gift of flowers from the garden, kind words, a partner in work and play, and a lifetime of small and large acts of service. A frequent title of endearment given him by Phyllis was – Sweety Twede. It has been a lifelong love affair and one thing the family never doubted was Mother and Father’s love for one another and for their family.
Stauffer was bought by Chevron in 1986 and Bob was one of six who received a personal invitation to keep his job and so they moved the family to Rock Springs, Wyoming, where they would live until his retirement in 2000. He worked faithfully in the same job for nearly 40 years. After retirement, they moved back to Riverton, Utah, for 13 years and then on to St. George, Utah. Bob enjoyed a lifetime of hunting, fishing, golfing, woodworking, keeping his yard beautiful, traveling, spending time with family and in his spare time, doing cross words, games and puzzles of all kinds.
Others saw Bob as a quiet, humble, hardworking, and congenial person, which he was; but he was also so very funny with a quick wit, a deep thinker, very kind, and a dreamer with ingenuity and a can-do attitude. Eric, a son-in-law, commented that when Bob speaks you better listen, it’s going to be either very funny or very important, and so it was.
Bob was faithful in his testimony of Jesus Christ. He served in the church as a ward clerk, in a bishopric, as a stake missionary and a temple worker in the Jordan River Temple. Bob and Phyllis also served two missions together. The first was to Perth Australia in 2005 and then to the Inner-City SLC mission in 2011. Consistent with how he lived his life, his faith was more professed in what he did than what he said.
We will forever remember him and his life as one of faith, family, service and love. He is survived by his spouse Phyllis Twede; and his children and spouses Trevor and DeAnn Jones, Craig B Dawes and Andrea Dawes, Scott Twede, Robert Moore and Jennifer Moore, Eric Paulsen and Danyael Paulsen, and Devin Twede and Calindy Eilene Twede. He has 27 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Janeen Whitehouse.
A private family viewing and graveside service was held Friday, April 2, 2021. Interment will take place at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park South Valley.