Robert Charles Shipman


Robert Charles Shipman was reunited with his sweetheart on April 7th , 2017. Bob was born 20 June 1949 in Hartford, CT to Charles and Marjorie Shipman. He was raised by Gertrude Lewis. He served a LDS Mission to Los Angeles, CA. Bob married his sweetheart Kathy on the 17th of June 1972. They were later eternally sealed in the Los Angeles Temple on the 15th of January 1974. They had four sons Michael-James (Stephanie), Jason Robert (Linda), and twin boys Kelly David & Shawn Patrick (Rachel). Bob was grandfather to 10 Grandchildren Gregory-Robert (Hannah), Kristy Lynn (David) Bullock, Emmalee, Lucas, Sterling, Alyxandra, Jonah, Shawn, Abby, & Kayla. He was a Great Grandpa to Brandon James Bullock. His Grandchildren were the light of his life and he loved spending time with his Great Grandson. Bob worked for Salt Lake County for over 20 years. He was a coach to many sports teams for the county over the years and we could not go anywhere without Bob knowing someone he coached or knew from his work. Bob was a hardworking man who taught his sons the meaning of a good day’s work. He was an active member of the LDS church for as long as his earthly body would allow him to be. He was a best friend and companion to all who approached him. He will be deeply missed by all that loved and knew him. He is returning to his sweetheart Kathy, who passed away in 2014. Bob was reunited with many waiting family members beyond the veil. The family is grateful to the Hospice team and his doctors over the last couple years that gave Bob comfort. They allowed him to pass comfortably and at peace in his home. Mike & Stephanie also want to thank the Houghton and Farnworth Families for adopting Bob as one of their own in his last remaining years. They want the families to know how much Bob truly enjoyed his time spent amongst them. Funeral Services will be held at LDS Chapel located at 752 N. 520 E. Friday, April 14th, 2017. Viewing will be held from 9 A.M. to 11 A. M. with services following. Interment will follow and Tooele City Cemetery.

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