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1932 Robert 2016

Robert Wilcox

September 10, 1932 — October 25, 2016

Robert Leroy Wilcox passed away early Tuesday, October 25, 2016 of natural causes.

He was born September 10, 1932 to Silven Leroy and Oza Elizabeth Gray Wilcox in Montebello California, and grew up in Woodland Hills California. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War Conflict. He studied architecture and was a talented craftsman. He married his sweetheart Sally Stanworth in the Los Angeles Temple November 16, 1956. Together they raised their family living in Simi Valley, Goleta, Ventura, and Ojai California.

He worked as a Nuclear Engineer. He was an active member of the LDS church and served as Bishop of the Morton Ward in Washington. He also served an LDS mission along with his wife in Cinebar Washington. This strong but very tender hearted man had many talents which included poetry, calligraphy, artist, painter, woodworker, carver, and pianist.

He is survived by his 8 children: Rob (Karen) Wilcox, Jeff (Allison) Wilcox, Nathan (Kim) Wilcox, Brett (Julie) Wilcox, Justin (Aimee) Wilcox, (Dave) Irene Walker, (Stan) Amber Sessions, and Richard (Shar) Wilcox; 29 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Luanne Vaughn and Silvia Livermore. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Sally Stanworth Wilcox in 2015.

A special thanks to the Legacy House staff in Spanish Fork Utah for the kind care they gave to him. A funeral service will be held Saturday, October 29th at 11:00 am, at the Salem West Stake Center 695 S 300 W, Salem, Utah, with a viewing at 10:00 am, prior to the service. A graveside service will be held in Winlock, Washington on November 5th at 11:00 am.
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