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(R.B.) Rafael Brinkerhoff Chidester
1931 ~ 2013
Beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather passed away peacefully on March 27th, 2013, surrounded by his family. Born Sept 21st, 1931 in Junction, Utah.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Elva, his brother James Jr., and son Greg.
He is survived by his Wife Frances, Sons Chris Chidester and Mark Baldwin (Kathy), Daughters Kim McGhan (Craig), Karrie Penney (John), and Karen Lott (Jamie), 17 Grandchildren, 27 Great Grandchildren, and one Great Great Grandchild.
R.B. proudly served his country on the USS Missouri during the
. Over the years, and throughout his many occupations, R.B. made many lasting friendships with his unconditional and loving spirit. R.B. brightened the world with his presence and was always first to make you smile with a joke and with his warm welcoming nature. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday April 2, 2013 at the Glenmore 2nd Ward 9455 South 4800 West in South Jordan.
Graveside Services will be held 1:00 p.m., Wednesday April 3, 2013 at the Utah Veterans Memorial Park, 17111 So. Camp Williams Rd (Redwood Rd) in Bluffdale.
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Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Mar. 31 to Apr. 1, 2013
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"thanks for all the smiles you gave every time I was at work for walmart you always made my day. I will..."
- Penny Nichols
"RB thanks for your smile and your help you made me feel better when I was going thru my surgery God..."
- gordon cumming
"You will be missed uncle Arby. Give grandpa Jim a big hug for all of us. We will always love, miss and..."
- Courtney Chidester
"RB, you were a wonderful friend and neighbor. You were a great example of love and kindness. Whenever I..."
- Scott Isaac
"Dear Mark & Kathy & Fran & Family, We want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers in this..."
- Terri McCann
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