It was a beautiful spring morning in West Valley City, Utah. The morning began with the sound of passing cars and the occasional birds chirping as the morning dew began to evaporate from the freshly cut grass. Generations of family and friends gathered in quiet observance and eloquent celebration of the life of Robert Elwynn Anthony. Robert returned home to his Father in Heaven and was met with open arms by family who went before him. He was such a kind soul with a silly disposition, and he loved his family more than anything in life. He loved the great outdoors, and spent as much time as possible in the wilderness, fishing, hunting, and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He had a great career at Kennecott Copper Mine after his days in the United States Airforce.
He will be greatly missed by many, and remembered by all. I was asked to record video during the funeral service, here are some photographs I took along the way. Not a lot, but a few that say enough.
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