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Robert's Funeral

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S: Robert Lane Morton

BC: ...a glimpse of an old soul treading life's path. - Merodean LaRose


1: Robert Lane Morton 1954 ~ 2012 Our beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and son passed away on February 22, 2012 in Salt Lake City, UT. Born September 15, 1954 in Napa Valley, California to Robert and Edith Morton. Survived by Children Michelle Morton Young, Robert Morton Jr. and Helen Morton Seeley, 13 adoring grandchildren, 14 dedicated siblings, Mother Edith Scott Bunker, and Father Robert L. Morton. Preceded in death by his twin brothers William and Keith Bunker, and grandson Robert Paul Morton. Robert was raised in Napa, California, Montana, and Salt Lake City. He moved frequently but always returned home to Salt Lake to be near his biggest passion, his family. He spent much of his time camping, hiking, reading, spending time with his children, grandchildren, and movie nights with his mother. Robert worked at Allotech for over thirty years and was a skilled fabricator. He was the hardest and most determined worker, revered by all his brothers for his unstoppable work ethic. Robert had a tremendous love for literature and aspired to be an English Professor. He recently graduated with an Associates degree from Salt Lake Community College and had also attended the College of Eastern Utah. Robert will always be remembered for his generosity and willingness to help his friends and loved ones. He will also be remembered for the courage he had to start over and make a success of his life in the end.

5: Robert my sweet brother, always smiling and wanting to help with anything. I'm so glad that for 34 years we had a wonderful relationship. Glad the pain is over but the absence will be greatly felt. Til we meet again. Give my mom a hug for me. - Lily Bunker

9: I love you brother dear. I'll miss being called by that silly nick name you gave me. - Rebecca Peery

10: Thinkin' about you uncle!... But I already know you are watchin' over me here in this place. I have some tough times ahead and I need you to look over me just a little more. Thanks - I love you uncle. - Josh Willette

16: "Hello Robert. I will be cooking on the smoker again this weekend. I think I will cook you a tender steak with lots of salt and pepper. Hope you can make it. Keep in mind if you do fly by, don't fly too close to the ground." - Scott Bunker

19: Good Morning my dear son! I just looked at the clock and am surprised to find that it is 5:22 am, the exact time on February 22, the day you left us, that I received a friend request from you. When I got it I decided that I'd better learn Facebook if you wanted me to. You knew how much I would enjoy interacting with all of you children in this way. Your last gift to me, and perhaps the last message of your life. - Edith Bunker

20: Throughout this weekend, as we said our goodbyes, I had a few moments to reflect on what Robert meant to me. It's not often in life that one person can teach you both how and how not to live your life. Throughout this weekend we had some laughs. We shed some tears. At the end of the day, it was Robert that brought us together. His final gift was to show each of us how much we cared for each other. - Vincent Bunker

24: Hey Robert, tonight I was sitting with my dad after he had a cup of coffee, and that smell is what always reminded me of you - and it got me to thinking of how much I miss and love you. You mean so much to me! I will see you soon, love you! Your Jiminy Cricket - Jaime Bunker

27: can't go, don't you know we love you? - Lance Bunker

30: "Hi Robert, it's Sunday evening and I'm making up my address list for Preston's wedding invitations. When I go through the names I always start at the top. Terry, Linda, Robert... my heart aches...What's your new address. Heaven what? I'm not sending it to Mothers this time..." - Deana Alder

31: It's been a month and you occupy my daily thoughts; when does it get easier? -Lance Bunker | God, you were right! Thank you for this beautiful family - I love them! Enjoy the stars Rob. - Vilate Van Leeuwen

41: Hey Robert, How's it going in your neck of the woods? I hope you're feeling all the love and are completely blown away...I know I am. It's really something else! We have quite a family, I mean tribe... You are going to love your new home out here under the cotton wood trees.... it's so beautiful and peaceful... How about a lodge pole fence and archway? We've sure been happy with the one we put up around our place. Oh, and about your old bike...I think I'll take it and leave it parked by your new fence if that's alright. I'll even pump the tires up for you.... - Deana Alder

42: Hi dad! Work has changed recently; it has been positive and I have enjoyed myself a lot more lately. My drive home at night after work has been tough for me because I think about calling you. It seems that so much of my last couple years has lead to interaction after work, filling you in on the day's or previous days' events. It was difficult because my kids occupy all of my time when I get home. But... knowing that I can't call you on my way home - I feel really crappy. That is until I get home and my kids come running up to me full of love and joy. I give them kisses and hugs for you every day. At night we all gather together in Lily's room and have a family prayer. where we pray, and if I happen to forget to pray for Grandpa Robert L Morton they say, "you forgot about grandpa". Those little kids melt my heart when they do that. They are sooo loving and thoughtful. I just dropped off my bike at the dealership to have the maintenance done on it so it's safe to ride for the year. I enjoy my motorcycle rides and wish that you could join me. I had a lot of fun out at the desert. My wife was a little nervous about the trip and being around such new family. Nephi Clark Allred brought out his guitar and started to sing about the ranch and the love we all share for the desert, and then she began to relax. We had a lot of fun gathering and revisiting family and getting to know new members too.

43: I cant believe what kind of impact you have had on our enormous family. So many people turned out for you at the end. I wanted to bring my kids, but I wanted them to remember you differently. I wanted them to remember you as the grandpa that showed them how to fish. I feel bad that I didn't visit with you more; I suppose a bit of remorse or guilt is natural. Well, I think I have found the end of my ramble tonight. But I thought that I would keep you up to date with what's happening and let you know what is going on with your kids and grandkids. We miss you and love you very much Dad; I plan to come visit you again soon. I sent Deana Alder a message to make sure you have company. Oh yea, I am looking to buy a house right now, and I am making sure that I will have a spot for your old 1946 International truck so Bryce and I can spend our next several years restoring it. Talk to you again soon, I love you Dad. -Rob Morton

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