What a great day to go fish'n.... So our Father, Husband, Brother, and friend made his plans and set off on his trip on June 2, 1996. We'll miss you, Papa, until that day when we shall be together again.
Bob came into this world Monday , April 25, 1927. Born a good son to Vida Jenny Atkinson and Robert "Gus" Bloomquist. At the young age of 13 Bob became the sole income provider for his family. He joined the U.S. Navy when he was 16 and served aboard the Destroyer Escort "U.S.S. Osterhaus" in the campaign to retake the Philippine Islands. Bob served his country valiantly, spilling his own blood in battle for which he received the Congressional Unit Citation and Purple Heart. On July 12, 1952, Bob married the girl of his dreams, Sherlene Carter and raised five children. Bob was a good provider and the best father. While working for P.I.E. Trucklines, Bob earned a degree from the U of U. He worked for a time at Orange Freightways, then was offered and accepted the position of traffic manager for Motor Cargo. Through hard work, Bob rose to the position of Vice President. In 1974 he went to work for Uintah Freightways as Vice President. Bob's accomplishments in the trucking industry include: Member of Rocky Mountain Motor Tariff Bureau Rate Committee, Director, Officer, and Chairman of the Board for the Intermountain Tariff Bureau, Officer of Colt Trucking and Board of Director for the Utah Motor Transport Association.He will miss his friends in the trucking industry and his friends who drove those eighteen wheelers. Blow your horn one last time for this wonderful man.
Bob loved people and had a way of drawing them into his heart and him into theirs. He was a good listener and freely gave any advice or assistance that was within his power. Bob was a man who believed in freedom, hard work, fairness for all people and that you will reap what you sow. He loved gardening, fishing, golfing and savoring the wonders of life. Having a great sense of humor, he was able to help his family cope during his long illness. He was the kindest, most gentle man we will ever know.
He is survived by his wife, Sherlene; children, Sherry (Tony) Vina, Crystal (Bob) Deslauriers, Francine Cazier, Robyn Bloomquist, Robert (Renee) Bloomquist, grandchildren, Kevin, Tiffany (Michael) Provist, Tara, DA, AD, Rhett, Kira, Annalie, Taylor and Garrett; great-grandchild, Dalton; sisters, Dorothy Neilson, Joyce Johnson, June Bolles.
A special thanks to his dear friends Claude and Marsha Smith.
Funeral services will be Thursday, June 9, 1996, 12 noon, at the Holladay 28th Ward, 2625 East Milo Way (4910 South). Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Interment: Mountain View Cemetery. Funeral Directors: The Holbrook Funeral Chapel.
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