Robert H "Bob" De Boer, a man of devoted service, high integrity and unfailing duty, returned home with honor on his and Mom's 61st wedding anniversary Sept 13, 2013 in Ogden, Utah.
He was born to Harm and Hillegonda Meinders De Boer, the youngest of 8 children, & was the last surviving member of his family. He graduated from BYU with a BA degree, served an LDS mission in Holland and married the love of his life, Flora Marie Michaelson, on Sept 13, 1951 in the Logan LDS Temple. He took tender care of her for many years till she died on August 1, 2003. His family includes Leanne (Steve) Stuart, Craig (Debbie) De Boer, Debbie (Kenny) Wright, and Shelly (David) Hestand. He has 13 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather and was very devoted to his family
Dad worked at Weber State University for 37 years as Purchasing Agent, Deputy Controller, Acting VP for Public Relations, Assistant to the President and did all legislative lobbying for WSU for 18 years. He received the H Aldus Dixon Award and Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from WSU.
Dad was active in politics and served as Ogden City Council member, Assistant Mayor, on Ogden Housing Authority, National Housing Authority, President of Utah League of Cities and Towns, Executive Board of Western Assoc. College and University Business Officers, Governor's Committee for Justice in 21st Century, Weber County Tax Review Committee and currently Weber County Sheriff's Department Citizens Review Committee and was a past President of Ogden Chapter of Sons of Utah Pioneers.
Dad was an active member of the LDS church, serving as Scoutmaster, councilor in the Bishopric, Bishop, Stake High Councilman, Ogden Temple worker.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Flora of 52 years; brothers Hank and Art; his sisters Jen and Helen; granddaughter Alisha and great-grandson Justin.
Funeral services will be held at 11a.m. at the Kingston Ward Chapel, 1425 Kingston on Saturday, September 21, 2013. A viewing will be held on Friday, September 20th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Myers Ogden Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd. and prior to the service at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment in the Ogden City Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the nurses, nurse's assistants & doctors of the CVTU at McKay-Dee Hospital.
Memorial donations to the Robert H and Flora M De Boer Scholarship Fund at WSU may be given on line at Weber.edu/giveagift or mailed to WSU Development Office, Weber State University, 4018 University Circle, Ogden, UT 84408-4018.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.