Robert Louis Steed
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Robert (Bob) Louis Steed was born on August 31, 1962 in Hildale, UT to Alice Young Steed and Newel Steed. He was the 12th of their 15 children and the youngest son. He grew up in Hildale and spent many summers on the family ranch near Bryce Canyon, UT.
He married Gayle Darger on January 27, 1981 and they had 10 children together. He married Shirley Darger on December 3, 1998 and they had 5 children together. He was a very loving husband, Father, son, brother, and grandfather. He loved to joke and laugh with his family and with anyone and everyone he encountered. People often remarked about his gruff exterior but everyone who got to know him even a little would attest to the loving nature in his heart and to the character he displayed in every aspect of his life.
He was a devout member of the FLDS Church and was always loyal to his prophet and his God.
He started his own trucking company at the young age of 23, and while over the years there were many setbacks and learning experiences, he was a successful business man and always took care of his family.
Bob passed away on the morning of Monday, July 22, 2013 at the age of 50 due to a long illness that had plagued his health for some time.
He is preceded in death by his father and numerous siblings. He is survived by his mother Alice, many siblings, his mother-in-law Millie, his loving wives Gayle and Shirley, his children Bob Jr., Sophia, Shauna, Ronda, Kendra, Bradley, Tesia, Mikayla, Millie, Quincy, Kade, Shane, Bobbie Lou, Jared, and Brenton, and by his 9 grandchildren, Luke, Broden, Angelia, Jaden, Brenna, Aubrey, Braydon, Trenton, and Kamila.
There will be an open viewing held at Spilsbury Mortuary in St. George, UT from 4 PM until 6 PM on Friday, July 26, 2013. A private funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013.
110 South Bluff Street
St. George, UT 84770
Published in The Spectrum & Daily News on July 26, 2013