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Friday, September 1, 2023
11:00am - 12:30pm (Mountain time)
Robert William Stoddard, son, brother, uncle, nephew, and friend, passed away August 25, 2023, after a short battle with Glioblastoma—an aggressive, cancerous tumor in the brain. He was both diagnosed and then admitted to Intermountain Medical Hospital on August 19th and had surgery on the 20th. He never really rallied after surgery.
Robert was born to Douglas B. and Linda Chambers Stoddard on October 11, 1988, in Huntsville, Alabama. He was a very active and energetic little boy. He kept us active and, on our toes, to say the least. Robert was a good student throughout his elementary school days. He enjoyed athletics and sports in Jr. High, and he graduated from Weber High School in 2007. He played soccer and football at WHS. Robert had lots of friends and was a friend to lots of people. After high school, volleyball became his sport of choice and his life. He was very good at it too. He coached and played on many league teams. His volleyball group became his second family, and he appreciated very much the relationships he made with all those in this group. He loved and was loved by many players.
Robert was especially loved by his nieces and nephews. He enjoyed his family and was happy participating in family activities. When the children came to Nana's house, the first thing they did was run to find Robert, yelling “Bobert” and jumping up to hug him. He and his brother, Joey, spent hours jumping on the trampoline with them or battling whatever pretend foes hunted them down.
Robert is survived by his mother, Linda; brothers, Mike (Haylie), Joey, and Mark (Shirley); sisters, Rebekah (Brion Flinders), Sheri (Jim Eaton), and Charmaine (Scott Valensuela); his many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great niece and nephew; many Chambers and Stoddard relatives; and his girlfriend, Cass Waters. He was preceded in death by his father, Douglas Boyd, and grandparents, Lionel Joseph and Marva Hale Chambers, and James Donald and Mabel Kenedrick Stoddard(t). He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
We wish to express our sincere appreciation to the doctors and medical staff at Ogden Regional Emergency Clinic in Pleasant View, Ogden Regional Hospital, and Intermountain Medical Hospital in Murray. Special love and appreciation to Sean, Ethan, Dr. Yoon, Dr. Meier, and all the medical staff in the Neurocritical Unit. And to all family and friends who visited Robert in the hospital to give hugs, comfort, and support to his family. A very special thanks to his volleyball teammates who came to see him and extend their love.
Robert had a big heart and truly wanted those around him to be happy and cared for. He was fiercely loyal to those close to him. He meant it when he said in an online post, “Just know if you need me, I’ll be there.”
There will be a Celebration of Life held at Leavitt's Mortuary on Friday, September 1st. Time: 11:00 – 12:30.