Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Robert Arthur Stephenson
Robert Arthur Stephenson
1978 ~ 2012
On January 11, 2012 we lost our dear and loving husband, son, grandson, nephew, brother, uncle, cousin, and dear friend, Rob Stephenson.
Robert Arthur Stephenson was born on March 17, 1978. Rob was a great man - one of the kindest and gentlest to ever walk on this earth. He is loved by so many and is already deeply missed. He leaves behind his wonderful and adoring wife, Stephanie Miner Stephenson, whose unconditional love and kindness brought true joy and happiness to Rob. He was fiercely loyal and dedicated to his bride.
Rob was a dear friend to many. He had a way of making each person with whom he came in contact feel important and needed. His meekness was his strength. He brought so much joy to the lives of his wife, siblings, parents, in-laws, nephews, and friends-and countless others who interacted with him only in passing. Rob easily won over the hearts of his nephews who called him "Wobbie."
Rob was an instant friend, and no respecter of persons. He was generous to those he knew and did not know. He lived life without guile and harbored malice for none. Rob had a unique gift of listening to others with "ears to hear" that blessed and encouraged numerous lives. He loved without judgment or question, and he never spoke ill of anyone. Rob had a great sense of humor and was very honest and open. He taught us all so much in his short and beautiful life. He was an excellent example to so many.
Rob was an active and engaged disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ. He served full-time in the Santiago East Chile mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1996-1998 and in many church and non-church callings. He was a gifted teacher, not only because he communicated so well, but because he cared so profoundly. He believed and often said of the Lord: "He is mighty to save."
Rob enjoyed the outdoors and loved traveling, rock-climbing, and biking with his wife and family. He played the piano well, a gift he shared with his wife. He loved to savor a bowl of ice cream with friends and family over good conversation; his palate could discern even the rarest of ice creams.
Rob is survived by his wife Stephanie Miner Stephenson (Steven and Marilyn Miner), his parents Robert and Gaylyn Skola Stephenson; Siblings: Hillary (Jonathan) Redd, Rebekah (David) Read, Betsy (Jeremy) Clegg, and Mary Stephenson; Nieces and nephews: Finnigan, Winston, Solomon, Walter, Samantha, Joshua, Sara, and Benjamin; Siblings-in-Law: Daniel (Katie) Miner, Timothy (Suerah Shirazi) Miner, Jane Miner, and Jill Miner. He was preceded in death by niece, Caroline Elizabeth Clegg, and brother-in-law, Stephen Paul Price II.
We love you, Rob.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 16, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Monument Park 9th Ward, 1565 Foothill Blvd. Friends and family may visit Sunday 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 East 1300 South and Monday 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the ward. Interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Online condolences at www.larkincares.com. In lieu of flowers, please donate to To Write Love on Her Arms at www.twloha.com.
To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.