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Obituary: COURT, ROBERT

Robert S. CourtReunited for the eternitiesReunited for the eternities; Robert Stanford Court, 15June192604April2013, was born in Raymond, Alberta, Canada. He was the youngest of twelve children (10 still living at the time of his birth) born to Thomas Samuel Court and Florence Ella Pratt. Dad grew up on a farm in Canada and moved to Provo as a teen where he attended BY High School.Dad left school early to join the navy in April 1943 and did his basic training in Chicago, Ill., and was later stationed in Philadelphia, PA where he completed his G.E.D. He didn't see action in World War II and moved back to Provo after his discharge where he met and married Veda Merkley on 27October1946 (later solemnized-Salt Lake Temple) and began his working life at Wakefield's Appliance in Provo. Dad later worked as a draftsman at Geneva Steel and he and Veda divorced in 1955.Dad married Geraldine Gines 20April1956, in the Salt Lake Temple. They moved from Provo to Bountiful where dad started working as a field engineer with the Federal Aviation Administration. He held this position until the time of his retirement. They divorced in 1973.Dad married Geniel Bridges 21May1976, later solemnized in the Manti Temple and she traveled with him to the various FAA job sites he worked. When dad retired they moved to Meadow, Utah and built a home with the help of their family members. Dad became very active in the Church while living in Meadow and he and Geniel answered the call to a Service Mission at Cove Fort. Later he served as a temple worker in the Manti Temple for nine years, eight of them with Geniel. Geniel passed away on 09November2004, and dad continued to live in their home until January of 2009 when he moved to the Seville in Orem, Utah where he remained until his death.Dad was preceded in death by his parents and all of his brothers and sisters. He leaves behind four children, Douglas, Ephraim; Judy (Lynn) Greeenhalgh, Fillmore; Shelli (Jon) Rima, Centerville; Blake (Michelle), Farmington. He also leaves 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and the nurses who grew to love him as they cared for himThe family would like to acknowledge and thank the staff of the Seville, Alpha Omega Hospice and, especially, Lyn Erickson and her staff of nurses who provided such marvelous love and care during dad's final days.A brief viewing will be held at the LDS Church on 100 East Center Street in Meadow, Utah from 11:00 a.m. to noon on 09 April 2013. A graveside service will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the Meadow Utah Cemetary.