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Obituary for Robert David Heywood

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Robert David Heywood

March 12, 1948 - February 21, 2015

Our much loved husband, father, grandfather and brother Bob Heywood, 66, passed away at his home in San Jose del Cabo on February 21, 2015. He was born March 12, 1948 to Blaine and Hannah Tompkins Heywood in Ogden Utah.

Bob graduated from Bonneville High and received his Master’s Degree in Accounting from Weber State University.  Bob served in the U.S. Army for four years including a tour in Vietnam.  He worked at Chic Armature for 10 years and then for the Federal Government for 32 years.  He retired from H.A.F.B. in June 2008.

In 1968 he married Nancy Porter and had four kids.  They were later divorced.  In May 1993 he married the love of his life Cathy Sullivan Shumway.  Together they enjoyed life to the fullest.  After retirement they spent six months of the year in Manila Utah by Flaming Gorge and six months in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.  They enjoyed many traveling adventures together.

He loved his time at Flaming Gorge fishing, boating, rafting the river, riding four wheelers and the company of family and friends.  He spent many years hunting the area with his friends, brothers and sons.  He enjoyed the winter months in Los Cabo Mexico, deep sea fishing, spending time at the beach where he liked body boarding and snorkeling.  He enjoyed exploring all around Mexico with his wife and sharing his findings with company.  But most of all he loved the time he spent with his wife, family and friends regardless of where he was.  He always took care of everyone, making sure they always felt welcomed and enjoyed themselves.

He is survived by his wife Cathy of 22 years; Children, sons Jason (Lynn) Heywood, Morgan (Tarra) Heywood, daughters Christy (Mike) Pierce, and Kc Eilander; Clint (Danielle) Shumway, Jason (Melanie) Shumway, Jacque (Jason) Brown, brothers Brent (Michelle) Heywood, Ted (Janiel) Heywood and sister Trudi (Larry) Rizley, and Aunt Frankie Stone.  He has 15 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson Skyler Shumway.

He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.  He was very selfless, making sure everyone else was well taken care of.  We were all very blessed to have this special man in our lives.

A special thanks to all the neighbors and friends that helped in our time of need.

The Funeral Services will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th St., Ogden.  Monday, March 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm.   Family will visit with friends one hour prior to the service from 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm at the mortuary.


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Date: Monday, March 2, 2015

Time: 12:00 am - 1:45 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Leavitt’s Mortuary

836 – 36th St

Ogden, UT

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Date: Monday, March 2, 2015

Time: 2:00 pm -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Leavitt’s Mortuary

836 – 36th St.

Ogden, UT


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Born: March 12, 1948
Died: February 21, 2015

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Alli G. posted on 3/18/15

R. I. P. Bob


Alli G. posted on 3/18/15



Doris posted on 3/2/15

Please accept my sympathy for your loss, may pleasant memories forever help ease your sadness. One day soon, all suffering, and death will be removed forever - Isaiah 25:8; Psalms 83:18.


Zanaya Caldwell Marriott posted on 3/2/15

Bobby was truely a Big Kid on The Block. I remember all the old days when we were all kids growing up All the Games and Fun we all used to have. He was a good nieghbor and Friend to All of Us. He will be missed so much. My Love and Prayers go out to His Family. God Bless.


Dale Ballard posted on 3/2/15

I'm very sorry for your loss. Bob was a mentor to so many of us. We're all lucky to have known him. He will be missed.


Pam Fackrell posted on 3/1/15

To Cathy, Bob’s children & grandchildren, I am truly sorry for your loss of this amazing man. I will never forget his sense of humor and his ability to make our working environment fun, while at the same time working our butts off! He provided so many opportunities for me to expand my knowledge. Bob will be greatly missed by all of us who had the privilege of knowing him.


Deana posted on 3/1/15

So many fond memories of Bob! He will me missed


Michele Heywood posted on 2/28/15

I hope those of you that read this have a sense of humor, Bob certainly did! The first time I went camping with his brothers and some friends, Brent and I were in our own tent. When we woke up the next morning, Brent {my now husband} exited the tent first. Bob yelled "hey brother, how come you have the same underwear on that you wore yesterday, but now they're inside out?" Needles to say I didn't come out of the tent for awhile. We have been married for almost 43 years but I will always remember his sense of humor at my expense .We will miss him forever!!!!