|Birth: ||Dec. 31, 1935|
|Death: ||Aug. 3, 1993|
Robert Morris McRae, beloved husband, father and grandfather, respected lawyer and loyal friend to many, died at his home on August 3, 1993. Bob's contributions to the community of Vernal and to the practice of law through the west will long be remembered.
Robert Morris McRae was born December 31, 1935 in Phoenix, Arizona to William A. McRae and Laura Zelma Morris McRae. He graduated from Arizona State University in 1957, and from the University of Utah College of Law in 1960. He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Bob married Barbara Bryson in 1956 and together they had two children, Kerrie Roach and R. Michael McRae. Later divorced. Bob married Cleopatra "Pat" Winkler Chew on November 28, 1980.He is survived by his wife, Pat, Vernal; children, Jeff and Kerrie McRae Roach; R. Michael and Laurie McRae, all of Salt Lake City; stepchildren, Rial and Darcy Chew, and Darwin Chev, all of Corona, Calif.; and Shaunda and Ken Smuin Parker, and Angie Chew, all of Vernal; grandchildren, Michael Wayne and Robert Orson McRae, Holly and Megan Roach, Tausha and Candace Smuin, and Cade Dalton Chew; sisters, Mrs. George (Joye) Bennion, Orem; and Mrs. Charles (Jean) Hardy, Mesa, Arizona.
Robert McRae was known throughout the state of Utah and the Western United States as an aggressive advocate on behalf of his many clients. Bob was well respected for his abilities as a lawyer and for his highest of personal integrity. Bob's word was as good as gold and his handshake as air-tight as any contract. He enjoyed hunting, the out-of-doors, working on his ranch, spending time on his boat at Lake Powell and river running. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and was a loyal friend who will be greatly missed by all who got to know him well.
Bob was a great supporter of 4-H, the Chamber of Commerce, Elks, Vernal Rod & Gun Club, Vernal Police Athletic Association and Ducks Unlimited. An Eagle Scout himself, Bob also supported local scouting and other youth programs.
Professionally, Bob was a member of the Utah, Uintah Basin and Salt Lake County Bar Associations and practiced law. He volunteered his legal talents on behalf of many charitable causes, including most recently, The Little Britches Rodeo Association. He was recognized as an arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association. He was a longtime member of the American Trial Lawyers Association. Bob was a past president of the criminal law section of the Utah Bar, and recognized as an outstanding trial lawyer.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 7, 1993 at 11 a.m., Thomsons's Vernal Mortuary, 15 East 100 North, Vernal, Utah. Private burial services will be at a later date. Family suggests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Uintah County Search and Rescue or the Uintah County Boy Scouts. Envelopes may be obtained at Thomson's Vernal Mortuary
William August McRae (1891 - 1973)
Laura Zelma Morris McRae (1898 - 1982)
Cleopatra Winkler Chew McRae (1943 - 2013)*
Maeser Fairview Cemetery
Created by: D Gale
Record added: May 05, 2013
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