Robert William Spencer (1927-2010)

Robert William Spencer
Uncle Bob
Born:9 Mar 1927 Montpelier, Idaho
Died:28 Dec 2010 Ivins, Utah
Father:Seymour Horne Spencer
Mother:Sarah Sophronia Quayle
Siblings:Helen Jean Spencer
Robert William Spencer
Norma Spencer
Beth Spencer
Margaret Joan Spencer
Married:8 Sep 1952 Salt Lake City, Utah
Spouse:Audrey Janette Sparks
Children:Janet Kay Spencer
Terri Lynn Spencer
Robert Craid Spencer
Laurie Ann Spencer
Kelly Jean Spencer
Sara Elizabeth Spencer

SerinaCare Funeral Home:

Robert William Spencer
(March 9, 1927 - December 28, 2010)

Ivins, UT - Robert (Bob) William Spencer, age 83, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2010, at his home in Ivins, UT. He was born March 9, 1927, in Montpelier, ID, to Seymour Horne and Sarah Sophronia Quayle Spencer. Bob married Audrey Jeanette Sparks on September 8, 1952, in the Salt Lake Temple. After losing his mother at the age of nine, Bob’s father moved his young family to Fillmore, UT, where Bob and his sisters spent the remainder of their childhood. He served in the military with an honorable discharge and later served a mission in Toronto, Canada. Bob attended BYU for two years and also attended the University of Utah for one year. Bob and Audrey made their first home in Salt Lake City and later moved to Bountiful. He was a member of the LDS church and actively served in many positions, including twelve years as an ordinance worker in the Salt Lake Temple.

Bob started playing the trumpet in dance bands at the age of fourteen. He also played the trombone and enjoyed singing. He loved his profession as a part-time musician and continued to play and sing most of his life. His work as a manufacturer’s representative required a lot of travel. In order to be home more, Bob consulted with his family and decided to purchase laundromats.

He is survived by: his loving wife, Audrey; 5 daughters, Jan (Doug) Weaver of Grand Junction, CO, Terri Tchernoivanov of Gilbert, AZ, Laurie Spencer of Salt Lake City, UT, Kelly (Mike) Angus of Roosevelt, UT, Sara (Bryce) Cook of Mesa, AZ; son, Craig (Donna) Spencer of St. George, UT; 12 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and 3 sisters, Norma (Gordon) Beckstrand of Alpine, UT, Beth (Doyle) Robison of Highland, UT, and Joan (Claire) McKee of St. George, UT. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Helen Spencer Whatcott.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the wonderful caregivers at Utah Hospice Specialists.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 3, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. at the Red Cliffs Eighth Ward LDS Chapel, 625 E. Center St., Ivins, UT. A visitation will be held prior to services from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the chapel. Interment will follow in the Ivins City Cemetery.

Family and friends are invited to share memories and condolences on-line at Arrangements are made under the direction of SereniCare Funeral Home, St. George, 986-2085.


*Telephone interview with Beth S. Robison, 8 Aug 2001.

*Spencer, Seymour H. Orson Spencer Descendants, Through 1956, p. 115.
               3 years of College
               1956 Address - 1224 E. 1st So., Salt Lake City, Ut.
               Temple Marriage
               Mission to Ontario, Canada, 1947-1949
               MIA Presidency
               Explorer Leader
               Presidency, 5th Quorum of Elders, University Stake
               Sunday School Teacher

*The Deseret News, Thursday, March 12, 2014, Obituary: Beckstrand, Norma Spencer

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