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Obituary for Robert Austin Tolman

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Robert Austin Tolman

August 16, 1933 - May 20, 2012

Robert Austin Tolman passed away on May 20, 2012 in Colorado Springs, CO. He was born on August 16, 1933 in Tremonton, UT to Austin Smith Tolman and Martha Ann Mills Tolman. He attended Ogden City Schools and graduated from Ogden High School in 1951. He also attended Weber State College until he was drafted in 1953. He served 2 years in the U.S. Army and then served an LDS mission to the Northern California Mission. He graduated from Utah State University in 1961.He was married to Lana Barker Tolman on June 2, 1960. They later divorced. He married Barbara Kraus Christensen on February 15, 1985. She passed away in 1992. He then married NaDean Rasmussen Malmberg on June 25, 1994. She passed away in 2005.Bob is survived by his children, LeeAnn (Manuel) Miera, Kent (Robin) Tolman, and Holli (Chad) Andrew, 11 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.A viewing will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, on Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 6 to 8 pm. The family will hold a private graveside service.Please send us your condolences and a memory at


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Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403


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Born: August 16, 1933
Died: May 20, 2012

Condolences for Robert Austin Tolman

Jodi Brueckner posted on 7/20/12

Leann, Kent and Holli,I just learned of your fathers passing and wanted to share my condolences with you. I learned a lot about your sad from his obituary and I always remember him being very kind.


Bruce R Peterson posted on 5/23/12

Bob and I met at Ford Ord, California in June, 1953. We stayed together for our entire two years of Army service. We were stationed in Munich, Germany. We attended LDS services on Reukert Strasse in Munich, often were invited to military couples' homes for Sunday dinner, and enjoyed a a good experience in Germany (because of the Korean truce being signed midway through our training at Ft Ord).Bob was very well liked by our fellow soldiers and kept us entertained with his great sense of humor. After our military service I was honored to speak at his missionary farewell. My wife and I moved out of state for a long period of time, but Bob's and my friendship was renewed in recent years. We have enjoyed e-mailing each other. An amazing thing about Bob is his marvelous memory, remembering names of servicemen whom I had forgotten.


Janet Pratt posted on 5/23/12

Kent, LeeAnn and Holli, I just want to express my deepest Sympathy for your loss. I know how difficult this time is for you, and my heart and Love go out to you. I have learned, time heals, and brings perspective in all things. Sunday evening, when I found out about Bob's passing, was a very emotional time for me and my family.. Bob was a HUGH part of our family's lives for 11 years, and we have many, many Wonderful memories... as Keith and I sat down with our 4 children to talk with them about Bob, so many of our wonderful memories were talked about. .Bob did alot for Keith and I and our family, for which I truely appreciate and am so grateful. Bob was a WONDERFUL Grandpa to my kids, the only Grandpa, on my side, they grew up knowing and loving. Keith remembered Bob helping him design the drainage system for the yard, and the placement design of the sprinkler system, I fondly remembered Bob's "Suprise Birthday Party" at Maddox! Megan told how special it was to have Grandpa and Grandma Tolman attend her High School Granduation, and how they always made her feel special. Austin told of the many times Grandpa Bob attended his Baseball games, and the times he helped Grandpa Bob build shelves in the garages in both our home, and both of Bob and Moms homes in Roy and Ammon. McCall remembered the time she stayed with Grandpa and Grandma Tolman in Ammon, she said Grandpa Bob always kiss her goodnight and told her he loved her. Kylee talked about Grandpa and Grandma Tolman picking her up from Pre School and Kindergarten, taking her to their house and the many times she sat on Grandpa Bob's lap, watching "Bear in the Big Blue house", and how Grandpa Bob rocked her and read her books, as she fell asleep in his arms!! My Children KNEW Grandpa Bob loved them and they LOVE him!!, that will never change.. We Truley did LOVE Bob!!!! and Have, and always will Miss Him!! Take Care of each other, and stay close as Siblings, ..With Love, Keith, Janet, Megan. Austin, McCall and Kylee Pratt (NaDean's family).


Kent Tolman posted on 5/23/12

To many to mention one particular memory, I looked up to you my whole life , you were my inspiration in life , you taught me love, patients , honor and to be proud of who I am. I love you and I'll see you on the other side


Kent Tolman posted on 5/23/12

To many to mention one particular memory, I looked up to you my whole life , you were my inspiration in life , you taught me love, patients , honor and to be proud of who I am. I love you and I'll see you on the other side