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Robert Grijalva

Robert Grijalva, 67, passed away September 30, 2019.  Robert was born August 20, 1952 to Francisco T. and Dolores Moreno  Grijalva in Torrance, California.  Robert graduated from Sunnyvale High School.  He married Joanne Elizabeth Garrison on August 19, 1999 in Orlando, Florida.

Bob was an awesome son and a loving brother.  Bob loved sports and played many different kinds, starting with football, then to baseball, bowling and fishing.  Camping was a family thing and he enjoyed being the BBQ master at family reunions.  He graduated from Sunnyvale High in California and went on to technical school.  Robert’s love of drawing led him into the field of Technical Illustrator which he did for 30 years, in the Bay Area of California.

Thanks to his lifelong friend Karen, he met Joanne on-line, flew down to the east coast and fell in love.  After meeting the love of his life Joanne, he moved to Florida and married her.  Their life together was a whirlwind of fun.  They had a Disney themed wedding and were married for 18 years before Joanne was called home.  Bob missed her dearly.  Bob and Joanne retired from their professions and started a new life with Disney World, Bob and Joanne loved everything Disney.  They did reservations, security, baking, park attendant, but mostly loved people.  They met a lot of people who became very good lifelong friends and a big part of Bob’s life.

 After losing Joanne, Bob moved to Ogden, Utah and there remained with his sisters and nieces and nephews.  He loved being around family and enjoyed watching the Raiders play on TV and challenged all the other team fans around him.  Bob loved being with the kids and helping teach them new things to try.  He assisted them with baseball tips and drawing, but most of all…just being a part of their lives.  Bob touched many lives and will be truly missed.  We loved him.

Robert is survived by his three sisters, Rosemary Alvarez of Dos Palos, California, Terri Aguero of Ogden, Utah, and Frances Grijalva of Ogden, Utah; brother, Jose Alvarez of Dos Palos, California; a daughter Lisa Garrison-Hunter of Colorado; two grandchildren (from marriage) ,30 nephews and nieces (all his kids).

Robert is preceded in death by his loving wife Joanne, his parents and his best friend, Kirby the dog.

Condolences may be sent to the family at:  www.leavittsmortuary.com


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Guestbook

Rosemary Alvarez
Bob I find it hard to except your gone. Brother, God seen that you suffered enough and the pain was just to unbearable for you even tho we wish you were still here my Lord God did not want you to suffer anymore. He opened his arms for you to go home and be with him. I need to believe that you are now happy and comfortable enjoying your new life in paradise. Bob you are truly going to be missed. Especially all the phone conversstions we use to have and all those football games we talked sbout and whose gonna win. Bob say hi to Joanne Mom n Dad (all the rest of the family) for me. Robert you be nice up there slow down on the jokes .... always keep us in mind send me a red rose once and awhile LOVE YOU BROTHER always n forever!!

Rosemary Alvarez (sister) Oct 25 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Grijalva

Carmen (Mela) Oct 5 2019 12:00 AM

Everyday the tears will be less but Tio it's hard to believe you are no longer with us .... You are truly an amazing man .... I am very happy and appreciate the things you taught and have done for me .... As I write this it's hard not to tear up .... Thanks to God for giving me the time to spend with you .... I will keep the memories of you close to my heart .... I love and miss you ....

Carmen (Mela) Oct 5 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Grijalva

Karen Mattos Oct 5 2019 12:00 AM

You were more than a friend, 43 years of friendship is one to cherish. We both went thru alot, but always there for each other. So glad that I found Joanne for you. It is now your time for your next venture. You will be able to play softball with no pain....throw the ball for double outs and hit those homeruns. Best part of this is, your love Joanne, Kirby, your parents and mine will be sitting up in the bleachers cheering you on. Our Heavenly Father has guided you to the ones who love you and waiting for you. You will be deeply missed by many...you have left me with so many memories. Love you each day...tell all hello and give Kirby some love.

Karen Mattos Oct 5 2019 12:00 AM

Words can not express how I feel, seeing you for the last time the peaceful, and happiness on your face, also made me at peace. O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell; lead all souls to heaven, and help especially those most in need of Thy mercy.

Terri Aguero Oct 4 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Grijalva

Frances (Frenchie) Oct 3 2019 12:00 AM

My brother I love you and will always hold you in my heart, You will be truly missed. I hope you are surrounded by God's light and loved ones each and every day of your eternal life. God bless you and say hi to Mom and Dad, Joanne and Kirby.

Frances (Frenchie) Oct 3 2019 12:00 AM