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Robert Burke Tibbitts

Born: 3/13/1923, Moab, Utah
Death: 3/26/2017, Moab, Utah
Viewing: 03/31/2017, 6:00 to 8:00pm
Service: 04/01/2017, 11:00 am, LDS 400 North Chapel
Interment: 04/01/2017, 12:30 pm, Susnet Memorial Gardens Cemetery

Robert B. Tibbitts was born on March 13, 1923 in Moab Utah to Joseph and Deane Tibbitts. Bob’s wonderful sense of humor filled the lives around him with so much laughter and joy. He told the stories of our heritage with pride that was contagious. He loved Moab and instilled in his family a respect for the place that he called home. He was a veteran of WWII serving in Europe and Germany learning to drive a tank long before learning to drive a car. He received an honorable discharge from the United States Army on March, 1946.

Bob married Hallie Young of Fort Smith Arkansas on February 19, 1944. Born of this union were five children; Robert (Lynn) Tibbitts, Stephen aka “Cap” (Diane) Tibbitts, Nancy (Wayne) Inskeep, Susan (Mike) Swasey and Jennifer (Rholand) Murphy.

Bob passed away peacefully in his home on March 26, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 73 years Hallie Tibbitts; sisters Bonnie Tasler, and Cheryl John; his five children, 15 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren and one great grandchild on the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Deane; brothers Tom, Ted, and Darrell, a sister Betty; a son-in-law Mike Swasey, daughter-in-law Lynn Tibbitts, a grandson Carson Swasey, and great granddaughters Zoey Swasey and Haven McCandless.

His spirit for adventure and love of the desert will continue to live on through his family for generations to come. He was the best teacher that anyone could have asked for, he lived to the fullest and loved unconditionally. He will be missed.

A Funeral Service will be held April 1, 2017 at 11:00 am, with a viewing starting at 9:30 am at the Moab LDs 400 North Chapel 475 West 400 North. Interment will follow at the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.


Dear Hallie & family; So sorry to hear of Bob's death. I have known him since I was 2 years old & have pictures of him playing outside with me in California. He always had a smile and a kind word and I will miss this fine man. Be thankful for the many years you had together as a great family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
- Diane Rynio

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