Robert Lee Cobb of Enterprise, Utah

Robert Lee Cobb, 74, passed away on December 25, 2016, in Enterprise, UT, from complications of multiple health problems. He was born April 3, 1942 In Evanston, WY to Carl Edward Cobb and Betty Louise Woolery Cobb. He married Georgia Heward September 9, 1962 in Evanston, WY. To this union were born two children: Steven Edward and Jennifer. They later divorced. He married Elaine Forsyth October 1, 1977, in Newcastle, UT. Their marriage was later solemnized in the St. George LDS Temple April 3, 1984. To this marriage Elaine brought her son, Matthew, who was later adopted by Robert, and together they had a son, Mikel Lee Cobb.

Robert had a wonderful childhood doing all the things young boys love to do. Besides his father he had an uncle (Gene Woolery) who taught him many outdoor skills. He loved to hunt deer, elk, and antelope. He learned at an early age how to trap animals. He hunted with a rifle, black powder gun and a bow. He loved to hunt for arrowheads and always said he was born 100 years too late. He would loved to have been a mountain man and lived in that time period.

He was educated from elementary age through high school in Evanston. He graduated from Evanston High School in May of 1961. He was the senior class president. All through his middle and high school years he participated in football, wrestling and weight lifting. He attended College of Eastern Utah in Price, Utah on a football scholarship. While living in Price he was converted and baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After marrying Georgia they moved to Logan, Utah where he attended Utah State University. He finished with a Masters Degree in Industrial Arts. In September of 1967 he accepted a teaching position at Dixie College in St. George, Utah. Besides teaching, he spent 9 years as a Department Head and Dean over the Trades and Industry. He was a master silversmith – teaching classes at the college for many years. He enjoyed making jewelry for family and friends. While at Dixie College he oversaw the Apprentice Programs for plumbers, electricians and HVAC’s. While teaching he also worked as a projectionist for Westates Theaters for 13 years at the Gaiety, Dixie and Drive-in Movie theaters. Robert oversaw the Dixie Applied Technology College as the night director for those programs from 2002-2004. He retired from Dixie State College in 2002 as a professor emeritus after 35 years of teaching and he spent 25 of those years administering the Apprenticeship Program. In 1972 he was awarded the Outstanding Educator of America award by the State of Utah.

In 2004 he and his family built a home in Enterprise, Utah and has enjoyed his retirement there. He loved working in the garden during spring and summer and keeping the yard and garden watered. He owned two Kawasaki Mules and enjoyed every day riding around town and out into the hills. His best friend was his black Shih Tzu, Bentlee, whom he loved dearly. Both will miss each other greatly.

He was active in his church having served as a scout leader, nursery leader, activities committee member, executive secretary to two bishops, ward and stake employment specialist, ward cleaning director and home teacher.

He is survived by: his wife, Elaine; children, Steven Edward (Sharilyn) West Valley City, UT; Jennifer (Ray) Turley, Queen Creek, AZ; Natalie Cobb (Pasco, WA); Mikel Lee (April) Enterprise, UT; 15 grandchildren and 2 great granddaughters; his sister, Janice Carlene (Mick) Wallwork, San Luis Obispo, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Matthew W.F. Cobb.

Funeral services will be held, Thursday, December 29, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at the Enterprise LDS Stake Center, 88 S. Center Street, Enterprise, UT. A visitation will be held from 9:00-10:30 prior to the service. Interment will take place at the Enterprise Cemetery.

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