Robert “Bob” Edmund Longyear, 78, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Intermountain Health Center in Salt Lake City, Utah following an unexpected illness.

He leaves his wife of 55 years, Diane Elizabeth Longyear; his son, Richard Longyear and his wife Libbie. His youngest son Bobby Longyear precedes him in death. He also leaves his grandchildren Joshua Longyear and his wife Heather; Amy, Justin, Ricky, and Melissa Longyear; Wendell and Jeremy Koch Lastly he leaves his 3 great-grandchildren Mackenzie, Kelsey, and Aubrey.

Born in Iowa City, Iowa and raised in Long Beach, California, the son of Edmund and Cora Longyear, he retired in Elko, Nevada after a longtime resident of Victorville, California.

Bob loved going to the stock car races, speedway races, and pretty much any race that involved an engine. Even more than races, Bob loved to be around his grandkids. Whether it was going to football games, dirt bike races, or changing brakes and oil on their first cars, Bob was always there for his grand kids.

Per Bob’s request, a funeral will not be held, however his family will always remember his love with thankfulness.

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