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 Robert Martin Whitman

Robert Martin Whitman

Nesquehoning, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 18 Apr 1996 (aged 75)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Plot 5-15-C-10
Memorial ID 122787 · View Source
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Son of Robert William Whitman and Iretha Anderson

Husband of Cleone Adams Whitman

LAYTON--Robert Martin Whitman,of Layton, died early Thursday, April 18, 1996, in a Dallas, Texas area hospital while preparing to undergo open heart surgery.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Cleone Adams Whitman of Layton; his daughters, Sherrie Rampton (Clark B.) of Farmington; and Shellie Bowman (Richard T) of Plano, Texas; his son, Robert A. Whitman (Wendy Warner) of Dallas, Texas; Mr. Whitman is also survived by 10 grandchildren--two of whom are serving full-time LDS missions (one in Puerto Allegre, Brazil, the other in Kiev, Ukraine), and a third who is awaiting his mission call.

Mr. Whitman, son of Robert William and Iretha Anderson Whitman, was born in Nesquehonning, Penn. and raised in Salt Lake City, where he graduated from East High School and the University of Utah. He did some post-graduate work at the University of Washington. For many years Mr. Whitman was associated with a Salt Lake-based wholesale distribution company.

Mr. Whitman was an accomplished athlete who in high school won the All-Around Championship at the BYU Invitational Track Meet. He was a letterman on the University of Utah track team where he won all conference honors and was an intercollegiate billiards champion. He was an avid golfer and was a member of the Davis County Golf Association, the Utah State Golf Association and the United States Golf Assoc.

Mr. Whitman was a very active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in numerous positions, including: High Councilor, High Priest's group leader, ward bishopric counselor, Sunday School president, Elder's Quorum president and home teacher--among many other assignments. He served two full-time LDS Church missions with his wife: one in the Canada, Halifax Mission, and the other in the Salt Lake Temple Square Mission from which they were both recently released. They had accepted a new three month assignment under the church's missionary department.

He was known to everyone as a kind and cheerful friend who was always quick with a smile and a kind word, an extraordinarily loving and devoted father and husband, whose principal joy was his family, a tireless worker in his job, home and church assignments and a selfless and guileless servant of his Father-in-Heaven. He is greatly missed.

Friends may call at the Whitman home, 770 Rosewood Lane, Layton, Utah, on Sunday, April 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. and at the Holmes Creek LDS Stake Center, 125 Chapel Street, Layton, Utah from 10-11:30 on Monday morning. A service in his memory will be held at the same chapel beginning at 12 noon. Interment will be at the Kaysville City Cemetery. Funeral directors, Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary.

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Salt Lake Tribune, The (UT)
Date: April 20, 1996

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  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 122787
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Martin Whitman (27 Apr 1920–18 Apr 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 122787, citing Kaysville City Cemetery, Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by kent shepard (contributor 46959088) .