Robert (Bobby) Tafoya

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April 30, 1943- November 4, 2018

I have religiously checked the obituary section of the newspaper everyday to make sure I was not there, if you are reading this then I made it there.

I was born to John Jr and Isabelle (Sooky) Tafoya of Ogden Utah, on April 30, 1943. I passed away of Carcinoid Cancer, and Lymphoma at the age of 75, on November 4, 2018.

I know that my family and friends were by my side when I drifted off to be with family members that passed before me.

I'm survived by my wife, Bobbie Lynn Tafoya Clearfield, Utah. We had many good times and laughs together and made it thru some very tough times. Bobbie was so good to me, and spoiled the crap out of me.

I loved Bobbie with all heart and she is truly a good woman. My son Robert Lee Tafoya, Ogden Utah, daughter, Destry Ann Parkinson North Ogden Utah, Christina Eddy Hooper Utah; sister June Garcia of Ogden Utah, brother John Anthony and Koniko Tafoya Zurich Switzerland.

Bobby Proudly served in the United States Army, He did a tour in the Vietnam with the First Air Cavalry receiving an honorable discharge for his services. Bobby worked at Regio's restaurant where he met some wonderful people who had a big impact on his life; from there he went to work at Hill Air Force Base and worked for 38 years and retiring on December of 2010.

Bobby Traveled the world while working for the Foreign Military sales at Hill Air Force Base, going to many countries in support of their F-16 Program.

He made many friends from those countries and held their friendship dear to his heart. I will miss all of the wonderful family and friends that I have been blessed with.

Bobby was preceded in death by my mother and father, sisters: Fawn Rachel (Sissy) Terkelson, Susan (Susie) Shider; brother, John Paul, Thomas Franklin (Tommy), Patrick (Ricky) Tafoya Charlee Jean Beal; Troy Eddy son-in-law.

I will miss the fishing and hunting with family and friends, and miss the fun of boating with the grand kids. They will never know how much I loved them, they are my heart.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, November 12, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 514 24th Street, Ogden.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m. with a Rosary beginning at 7 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd., Ogden.

Military honors accorded. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that you consider donation to the Vietnam Veterans of Utah. Cremation entrusted to Myers Mortuary.

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