Beloved family man and friend, Bob Burrows, age 75, passed away in his sleep at home on Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011. He will be greatly missed.
Born December 7, 1935, to James Eugene and Lois White Burrows in Ogden, UT, he grew up in Weber County.
Bob valued the School of Hard Knocks. But he also attended Weber High, Weber College and University of Utah, earning an Engineering degree, after serving as missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in West Germany. He earned a MBA degree from Harvard University.
He was a life-long member of the LDS Church and had a vibrant testimony of Jesus Christ. He married Helen Ruth Barlow, who passed away February 7, 1969. Together they had 6 children. While employed in Germany, he met and married Margaret Alberta Jacobs. Three more children were born to them.
He was a long-time resident of Hollister, CA. For the greater part of his career, Bob worked in the semiconductor manufacturing business, with assignments in various locations in the US, Europe and Asia.
He is survived by his wife, Alberta, and children, Marc (Brenda), Anne (Paul) Cameron, Jeffrey (Analilí), Jennifer (Daniel) Nielson, Craig (Juliana), Brett (Vera), Margaret (Jonathan) Campbell, David (Maya), and Richard (Jeanne-Marie). He is survived by 30 grandchildren. Also survived by sisters, Helen (Noel) Nellis and Marva (Wayne) Hancock, and sister-in-law, Dixie Hutchins.
Preceded in death by his wife, Helen, his parents and brother, Edward.
In the last few years, Bob suffered the degenerative effects of frontotemporal dementias (FTD). The family is grateful to caregivers and friends for all the wonderful support and kindnesses. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Association for Frontotemporal Dementias: http://www.ftd-picks.org
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, January 31, 2011, at the Orem 7th Ward Chapel, 365 S 900 E, in Orem, UT. Viewing times, at the same location, will be 7:00–9:00 P.M., Sunday, January,30, 2011, and 10:00 A.M. prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery. Website tribute: http://robert.burrows.org