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Our dear loving husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather, Robert Nicholls, passed away suddenly and peacefully on March 4, 2013 at his home in Ivins, Utah. He was born November 7, 1935 to Barnard and Berenice Nicholls. He graduated from East High School and married his high school sweetheart, Louise Couch, on March 21, 1958 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple, soon after returning from an LDS mission in the Northwestern states. After the passing of Louise, he married Adele Clayton on April 9, 1969 (later divorced). He then married Linda Linebaugh Berrett on May 24, 1989. They have enjoyed many happy years together including four wonderful years in Germany.
Bob graduated from the University of Utah and served in the Utah National Guard for 10 years. During his life, he established his own insurance agency, Robert L. Nicholls Insurance, specializing in the property and casualty business. His devotion to the gospel was unparalleled. He served in bishoprics, high councils and as a full time missionary with his wife, Linda, in the St. George mission. Most recently, he was serving on the Public Affairs Council of Southern Utah. He was always a missionary and loved the gospel. He took great pride and joy in his children's and grandchildren's accomplishments. Dad will always be remembered for his patience, loving nature, faith in the gospel, being a perpetual organizer and maintaining neutrality when it came to BYU and Utah. We will remember grandpa for game nights, lunches at Siegfrieds, BBQs on the patio and his happy disposition. We vow to always remember and carry on the tradition of our Christmas seafood dinner!
He is survived by his wife, Linda; his daughters: Kathy Sessions (Mark) and Kari Culbreath (Bill); a sister, Ann Madsen; Linda's children: Brooke Berrett, Radd Berrett, Tiffany Snowden and Kalli Huntsman (Kade); Adele and her children: Cindy Steenblik (LeGrande), Muffy Elder (Denny), Shauna Christensen (Steve), Gene Smith (Holly); and many wonderful grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the Red Cliffs LDS 2nd Ward Chapel, 625 East Center Street, Ivins, Utah. Visitations will be held Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd. and on Thursday, prior to services, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Chapel. Interment will be held Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Larkin Sunset Lawn in Salt Lake City, Utah. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221. Please visit our website at www.metcalfmortuary.com for condolences, complete obituary and funeral listings.
Published in The Spectrum & Daily News from Mar. 6 to Mar. 7, 2013