Robert Gene Good passed away on December 23, 2020 in Mesa, Arizona at the age of 71. He passed peacefully while surrounded by his family.
Bob was the second of four children born to Joseph Howe Good and Agnes Louise Bookout Good. He was born on February 18, 1949. He had an older brother, Gary, younger brother, Rusty and a sister that passed away as an infant, Betty Jo.
He loved to work. He started working at a very young age. As a sophomore in high school, he took out his first loan to buy a small herd of cattle. He worked very hard farming and ranching with his family all through his teenage years. He loved working with cattle, horses, hauling & stacking hay and being in the great outdoors. He also enjoyed camping, hunting & fishing. He graduated from Lovell High School in May 1968.
He attended Ricks College, where he worked as a campus police officer and also spent time working for the Idaho Game and Fish Department.
He married Debora Wardell on May 16, 1969 in the Idaho Falls Temple. In 1970, they started their family and had 3 daughters and 1 son; Bobbie Jo, Tia Cherie, Holly Dee and Jade.
He spent several years serving as Chief of Police of Lovell, a Deputy Sherriff, and with the Wyoming Game and Fish. Those days he spent serving in law enforcement, were his glory days. He had fond memories of that time. Later, he joined the family trucking business. Good Transportation had around 50 semi-trucks and hauled loads to 17 western states. They hauled livestock, wall board, lumber, etc. The trucking business was the mainstay for many years. As life changed, he had the opportunity to learn the trade of being a skilled brick layer. He joined AD Wardell Masonry crew. His talent can be seen at the school in Pinedale, Wyoming and the Science building at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming to name a few. In 1997, Bob injured his back. He never fully recovered. It was a life changing event for Bob.
Bob spent many days working in his yard and tending to his pet cows with his trusty Border collie companion, Sierra. He took great pride in his yard. He loved all animals and enjoyed giving them lots of treats. He also served as a home teacher, primary teacher & building coordinator for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints.
In 2018, after a very hard year, they decided to move. His health was declining and they made the hard choice to sell their home of 40 years and move to Arizona for the abundant sunshine and to be closer to their daughter.
Bob is survived by his wife, Debora, his children Bobbie Jo (Greg) Turley, Tia Cherie (Tony) Dammen, Jade (Brandi) Good. 6 grandchildren: Logan and Katie Turley, Dalton Croft, Gunnar Dammen, Aytch and Alyssa Good. 1 great grandchild with one on the way, his mother, Louise and his brother Rusty. As well as numerous nieces and nephews.
His father, Joseph Howe Good, his brother Gary, his sister Betty Jo & his daughter Holly Dee precede him in death.
The funeral services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Lovell, WY on January 5, 2021 at 11am, followed by the burial at the Lovell Cemetery.
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