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Robert Joseph Dean


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Robert Joseph Dean Obituary
Robert Joseph Dean
January 26, 1930 – August 28, 2016

Robert Joseph Dean, 86, died at his home in Snyderville, Utah on Aug. 28, 2016. He was born in Salt Lake City to Stanley Ridges Dean and Elva Lucille Crosbie and grew up in Provo, Utah. Dean graduated from Utah State University and served as a first lieutenant in the Army. He married Marion Jensen Aug. 15, 1952, had three daughters and one son. After a divorce, he married Darlene LaFranier, mother of two sons, April 6, 1967, with whom he had two daughters and one more son.

Bob taught history at Hillside Junior High by day and ran The Alamo Bar in Park City by night. He loved golfing, fishing, building, reading, photography, telling stories from his past, and going for drives. He enjoyed antiques, art, classical music, German shepherds, horses, Orange Crush, bird watching, and the clean air and lower population of the Old Park City.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Kenneth Dean, of Darby, Montana; his sister Beverly Keplinger, of Palm Desert, California; his wife, Darlene Dean, and daughter, Kenna Dean, of Heber City, Utah; and his son, Robert K. Dean, of Salt Lake City. He is survived by his sister Betty Burch, of Orem, Utah; daughters Rebecca Dean, of Seattle, Alison Anderson (Chris), of Spring City, Utah, Adrienne Heinz (Ryan), of Sandy, Utah, and Leslie Johnston (Bob), of Sacramento, California; and sons Duane Dean, of New Mexico, Douglas Dean, of Los Angeles, and Matthew Dean, of Heber City. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

We think of dad as we enjoy the magnificent mountains and subtle sunsets. Special thanks to dad's daughter, Leslie, and grandson, Austin, for helping dad as much as he would allow. There will be a celebration of his life in the spring.
Published in The Park Record from Sept. 24 to Oct. 1, 2016
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