|Clair Simmons Robb|
Cowley, Big Horn County, Wyoming, USA
Death: Apr. 24, 2004
Sandy, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
|Obituary for Clair Simmons Robb|
Salt Lake Tribune
Clair Simmons Robb Aug. 8, 1923 – April 24, 2004 Clair Simmons Robb, 80, died peacefully Saturday morning, April 24, 2004, in Sandy, Utah. Clair was born August 8, 1923, in Cowley. He was the sixth son born to William Heber and Clara Minnie Simmons Robb. Clair was a lifelong resident of Cowley and farmed with three of his brothers Clifton, Kenneth and Walter.
Mr. Robb had a gentle, loving, soft-spoken nature and he lived a life of dedicated service to others. He loved the mountains surrounding the Big Horn Basin and enjoyed hunting trips with friends and his brothers.
Clair was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He is survived by a sister-in-law, Beth Robb; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Clifton, Kenneth, Walter, Elton, and Heber; three sisters-in-law, Ruth Robb (Elton) and Erma Robb (Heber) and Delilah Mae Asay Wasden Robb (Walter).
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 30, 2004, at 9 a.m. at Goff Mortuary in Midvale, Utah. Friends may call Thursday evening from 7:30 - 9 p.m. and Friday one hour prior to services.
A viewing and services will also be held in the Cowley Ward Chapel. Services in Cowley will be held Saturday morning at 9 a.m. with the viewing one hour prior. Interment will take place in the Cowley Cemetery. Funeral arrangements and transportation was coordinated between Goff Mortuary and Haskell Funeral Home.
|Funeral Services Program|
Family Prayer: H. Dean Robb
Conducting: Bro Jess Combs, President of the Mingo Branch of the Sandy Utah West Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints of which Brother Robb was a member while residing at the Sandy Regional Convalescent Center in Sandy.
Clair Simmons Robb 80, passed away April 24, 2004 in Sandy Utah. Born Aug 8, 1923 in Cowley, Wyoming to William Heber and Clara Minnie Simmons Robb. He had a gentle, loving soft- spoken nature and he lived a life dedicated to the service of others. He is survived by a sister-in-law, Beth Robb. and many nieces and nephews. Additional services will be held Saturday in Cowley, Wyoming at 9:a.m. at the Cowley Ward Chapel, with a viewing one hour prior. The Internment will also take place in Cowley.
Pall Bearers: Phil Wasden, Glenn Robb, Jim Wasden, Robert Robb, Rick Robb, Dean Robb, Robert Hughes, Johnny Cupit. Honorary Pall Bearers: Brandon Robb, James Emery, Logan Robb, John Emery, Grant Robb, Carl Gallup and Donald Gibbons. Internment will be in the Cowley Cemetery.
Invocation: Marlene Cupit
Musical Number: “Oh My Father” sung by Sister Jan Robb, Accompanied by: Debbie Gallup
Speaker: Georgia Drake
Clair Simmons Robb is one of those who I think “wandered from a more exalted sphere” and he brought many of those qualities with him. He was the sixth born to William Heber and Clara Minnie Simmons Robb. The youngest of six boys. He was a quiet, gentle, probably painfully shy, as most of us would remember. I remember my mother talking about Uncle Clair when he was a younger man, younger than we would remember. Shortly after she and my father were married, it seems that Uncle Clair just kind of disappeared, for quite awhile. Whenever they would go and visit the farm, mother, the only thing she would see of him would be a door closing. My brother Rick said it was about two years before mother saw his face. Later in life he described himself as being shy, and he said that he just never quite knew what to say to women. Mother had told me a story about Uncle Clair that if he was walking down a street or sidewalk and there happened to be a woman on the same side, he would cross the street. Thus, he avoided marriage.
I think most of the brothers, when we would ask about their childhood, they would talk about how hard they worked. I think it must have been difficult to make a living out of that land. They were still pioneers, that was a new area, and I think it was hard, hard work. And that’s what those boys remember. And Uncle Clair is no different. The work was hard, the days were long. And that’s one of my memories of Uncle Clair was watching him work. He worked so hard, and did whatever his brothers would ask him to do. I remember watching him in his.. Had a little white car, don’t remember what kind it was, but a little white car and I remember him checking the irrigation ditches as he would drive around. But he just seemed to always be working.
Uncle Clair said he was not as strong as his older brothers were. And physically in stature, we know that. He was just this quiet, gentle, loving person. He loved to read. He went to school. I’ve got this little tiny picture of him of his classmates. And it’s hard for me to envision Uncle Clair in a classroom with kids as shy as he was, but he graduated from high school. And he loved to read. Uncle Clair was an intelligent, intelligent man, and he loved books. Upon his graduation he received, that was during the war years you’ll remember. Going through some old family letters and things. This was a letter that written on June 10, 1941. It was from Uncle Heber and it was to “The Folks“, and he was talking about getting a card for Uncle Clair and he said, “I’m glad he graduated and got my 25 cent watch”. I hope it keeps time.”
Musical Number: “Each Life that Touches Ours for Good”, sung by Carl Gallup Accompanied by Debbie Gallup
|Clair S. Robb Monument at Cowley Cemetery, Cowley Wyoming|
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