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Robert Joseph Raines 1950 ~ 2011 Robert Joseph Raines passed from mortality on May 7, 2011, surrounded by his wife and children. Robert was born October 10, 1950 in Vernal, Utah to Adrian and Edna (Collett) Raines. He grew up in Maeser and graduated from Uintah High School. After serving a mission in Vienna Austria, he married Julia Hammond on December 19, 1971, in the Mesa, Arizona Temple. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Health and Safety from Utah State University. Robert served in the Army and was stationed in Germany and California as an Environmental Science Officer. After working for 25 years as a Safety Engineer, he retired from Chevron in 2004. Robert focused his life around the service of others, generously serving and loving all those he saw in need. He left a great legacy for his children: Robert (Megan) Raines; Judith (Jeremy) Mangum; Donald (Myla) Raines; Miriam (Bryan) Plass; Jocelyn (Nathan) Smith; Joseph (Courtney) Raines; Rebekah (RJ) Spencer; 29 grandchildren; his sisters Janice Hunting; Adreana McDonald; Darlene Burns. He was preceded by his parents and his brother, Carnel. A viewing will be held at the Jordan 1st Ward Building 4145 S. 3920 W. West Valley City, Utah from 6-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10. The funeral will be held at the same location at 11:00 a.m. on May 11, with a viewing that morning from 10:00-10:45 a.m. Graveside services will be held at 5:00 p.m. at the Maeser Fairview Cemetary, 400 S. 3500 W., Vernal, Utah. For more information see www.serenicare.com.

Published in Deseret News on May 10, 2011
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