Robert "Bob" E. Jepson, 53, died Saturday, October 11, 1997 at his home of a pulmonary embolism.
He was born December 1, 1943 in Ogden, a son of Richard P. and Virginia Green Jepson. On July 24, 1968 Robert married Jolene Cole in Ogden. They were later divorced. Robert graduated from Davis High School in 1962 and later earned various degrees in electrical engineering and aircraft instrument repair. He was a member of the Centerville 9th LDS Ward where he was an Elder.Robert served for nine years with the U.S. Air Force Reserves then transferred to the F.A.A. at the Stapleton International Airport where he worked for 14 years before moving to Centerville, Utah. Robert was an F.A.A. employee at the Salt Lake International Airport where he worked to maintain the navigational and communications equipment required to land aircraft. He had the experience and knowledge for continuity of his work group. As a mentor, Robert was patient, very thorough and highly respected by all his colleagues. The Air Traffic Controllers and Robert's colleagues depended heavily on his technical expertise and professionalism. Robert and work colleagues deserve much recognition and thanks for their unrecognized service for the safety of air traffic at the airport.
A beloved father, son and brother, he is greatly loved and will be missed by his family, many friends and colleagues.
Surviving are one son and one daughter, Robert "Shane" Jepson, Ogden; Jody Liane (Christos) Statigakos, Germany; three granddaughters, Madison, Taigan and Demetra. Also surviving are his parents of Clearfield; three brothers, Gary R. (Kathy) Jepson, Kaysville; Lynn A. Jepson, Clearfield; Rick (Sandee) Jepson, Clinton; many nieces and nephews; his former wife, Jolene C. Erz, Ogden; and one brother-in-law, Tom L. (Kathy) Cole, Roy. Robert was preceded in death by one brother, Steven G. Jepson.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends may call at the mortuary on Monday from 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday, 12 to 12:45 p.m. Interment, Lindquist's Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Road.
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