Robert Allen Garbett
1938 ~ 2013
Robert Allen Garbett, 75, passed away Friday, July 19, 2013 at his home in Eureka, Utah. He returned to his Heavenly Father, surrounded by family members. Allen was born on June 23, 1938 in Eureka to Thomas Garbett and Clara Decker Snell Garbett Bates. Clara later married Hank Bates.
Allen married Ida Irene Francom July 4, 1969 and together they had one son, Robert Gary Garbett (Jennifer) of Salt Lake City, Utah. Allen is preceded in death by Irene, who passed away on May 19th, 2012, also his brother; Bill (Myrna), and three sisters, Colleen (Kenneth), Gloria and Lucille.
Irene had four wonderful children from a prior marriage, Kenneth Lynn Malmstrom of Orem, Toni Rae Densley of Provo, Steven Malmstrom of Salt Lake City, and Sheri Ann Walton (Randy) of Idaho Falls, Idaho. He is also survived by six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Allen has three living brothers, Max (Leah), Jack (Gerry), Richard (Judy).
Allen was a graduate of Tintic High School, served in United States Air Force from 1957 - 1961, and was a volunteer fireman for the Eureka City Fire Department for 25 years. He also worked in the Historic Tintic Mining district in varied capacities earlier in life. Allen lived with his wife, Irene, for many years in Eureka and he retired from Tooele Army Depot after 10 years of service. He was also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Allen enjoyed hunting, the outdoors, and enjoyed spending time with his family. He had a positive outlook on life prior to his Sweet Wife's (Irene) passing and was a wonderful father and grandfather. We will miss him dearly.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 11:00 am in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Eureka Ward Chapel located at 70 East Main Street in Eureka, Utah. No viewing but a visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Arrangements are being handled by the Brown Family Mortuary, Santaquin. Interment will immediately follow at the Eureka City Cemetery.