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Robert (Bob) Edward Bloomdale

February 18, 1927 ~ March 16, 2018 (age 91)

Robert (Bob) Edward Bloomdale, 91, was born Feb. 18, 1927, to Ralph Edward Bloomdale and Emily May Flinn. He passed away peacefully in his home of natural causes on Friday, March 16, 2018.

Bob was a resident of Tooele, Utah. He loved his country and served honorably in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific. He later graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and went on to work for the Newspaper Agency Corporation for most of his life, managing circulation west of the Oquirrh Mountains. He started So Big Storage in Tooele and later sold it. Every chance he got he headed for the outdoors. He loved snow skiing and did some racing in his days as well as serving on the Alta Ski Patrol. He started the Tooele County Ski Club in the ’60s and built the first rope tow in Middle Canyon.

His passion was hiking in the mountains “of God’s good earth and breathing the fresh air.” He hiked the mountains and deserts from the Wasatch Front to the West Coast. He always had tools and a workbench and enjoyed building and repairing things as needed. He was so happy to have celebrated his 91st birthday with his family and friends. He said he couldn’t stop smiling.

He was easy going and a very hard worker. He had a happy disposition with no complaints and was always grateful to God for his blessings.

Bob is survived by his big sister Jeanne Anne Sparks; his two sons, Randall Edward Bloomdale (Alene) and Robert Brent Bloomdale; his three grandchildren, Mary Rose Bloomdale, Russell Edward Bloomdale and Katelyn Ann Bloomdale (Mat Harmon); and his great grandson Lucas Edward Harmon.

He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Sarah Elizabeth Kunz (Ben).

We would like to thank everyone in Tooele who knew and befriended our dad, especially Rubin and Susan Trujillo.

We love you dad.

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