Robert Lynn Kirby
1932~2020
Robert Lynn Kirby, 88, passed away Friday, September 25, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah, of causes incident to age and COVID-19. "Bob" is survived by his wife Eris Jane Felt, and his children Robert L. (Irene), DeAnn (Randy) Eves, Denise, and Ronald (Linda), 13 grandchildren, innumerable great-grandchildren, and his sister Joyce (Shelby) Marcum. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Dell (Maurine), Rex (Carma), Virginia (Roy) Moore, Don Edward, and his youngest son Charles Don (Susan). Bob was born February 13, 1932, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Delbert and Julia Bair Kirby. He graduated Driggs High School while living in Victor, where his father owned a store. Bob entered the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. While stationed at Edwards AFB, he met Eris Jane at a church dance in Fontana, California. They were married in the Manti Temple, November 25, 1952. During a military career that spanned two decades and two branches of service, Bob was stationed in California, Idaho, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Texas, Georgia, Spain, Thailand, Korea, and Vietnam. For much of this time he was a criminal investigator. Together with his eternal companion, Bob served missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Texas and Guatemala. His greatest joys in life were spending time with his family, driving long distances, and doing whatever his wife said. Because of quarantine and social distancing, services to honor his memory and passing will be private.
Published by The Salt Lake Tribune on Sep. 27, 2020.
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Robert was a neighbor for many years. I loved visiting Eris and him in their home because there was an unending string of interesting stories. He will be missed

Brent Scharman
Neighbor
September 29, 2020
I enjoyed getting to know Bob while serving as a service missionary in the Sagewood Branch. He was easy to love. I have so much respect for you, Eris. I look forward to the time we can again return and be able to see you again. We love you and will pray for you!
Marcene Campbell
September 29, 2020
Dear Kirby Family:
Bob was a welcome addition to our family when he met and wed Eris. He was always willing to help and had a great sense of humor. Mom and dad loved him. We remember many good times with him. Traveling in their small, comfortable mini motor home on a tour of Southern Utah is a favorite memory. He also made the best barbecued salmon we ever ate. We are blessed for knowing him.
Clarice & Dick Bailie
Family
September 28, 2020
You were a lot of fun Bob....We had some good times....you were always a great example and helped me with my growth in the Church. You were a real brother to Fay and me. Till we meet again....our thoughts and prayers are with you and our sister
Eris...
Bob
Brother
September 27, 2020
Your Dad was a blessing, his memory a treasure. He was loved beyond words and will be missed beyond measure. Thinking of you during this very difficult time
Anne
Friend
September 27, 2020
Kirb and Irene -
Condolences to you and your family at this time.
Judy Dencker
Friend
September 27, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Mary Salm
Acquaintance
September 26, 2020
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