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Robert Glenn Greer

Oct. 19, 1935 - Feb. 20, 2021

Date of Service: Mar. 2, 2021

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PAUL – Robert (Bob) Glenn Greer, an 85-year-old resident of Paul, passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, at Pomerelle Place in Burley, Idaho, in the presence of family.

Bob was born Oct. 19, 1935, in Heyburn, Idaho, to Glenn Elner and Selena Morrison Greer. He was raised on a farm in Rupert and at the end of World War II, the family moved to a farm near Marsing, Idaho, only to return to Rupert a few years later. He married his sweetheart, Edel Goltz, on June 15, 1958. They were blessed with three children, Ray, Lee and Susan.

Bob was an active member in both community and church. He served as president of the PTA and Paul Area Chamber of Commerce. He served on the local FHA board and was proud of being the first area businessman to serve in that capacity. He joined the United States Army National Guard and served eight years receiving an honorable discharge. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as bishop of the Emerson 2nd Ward. Later, he and Edel served a mission for the Church in Kingman, Ariz., where they made many lifelong friends.

Bob was trained as a mechanic in the National Guard and in 1959 he opened his own repair shop. The business grew and evolved with the addition of auto parts and for a few years included the sale of boats and snowmobiles before turning its focus on truck parts. He was a strong supporter of the local 4-H and little league programs. Bob loved the outdoors. He loved to camp, fish and hunt. He was an excellent marksman which he attributed to not being able to afford extra ammunition when he was young.

Bob is survived by his wife of 62 years, Edel Greer of Paul; children, Ray (Candace) Greer of Paul, Lee (Beth) Greer of Burley, and Susan Greer of Salt Lake City, Utah; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; his sister, Shirley (Ace) Holmes of Pocatello; and brother, Rodney (Sharon) Greer of Albany, Oregon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Lyle Greer and David Greer.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Emerson 2nd Ward, located at 127 S. 950 W., of Paul, with Bishop Lorin P. Baumgartner officiating. Military rites will be provided by the Mini-Cassia Veterans Group. Burial will be in Rupert Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 until 7 p.m. Monday, March 1, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and at the church on Tuesday, from 10 until 10:45 a.m.

A live webcast of the Funeral Service will be available at the following link: https://youtu.be/1CN4LYyJeEw.

Due to the ongoing pandemic crisis, the wearing of face masks and social distancing will be practiced and observed.

Condolences for Robert Glenn Greer

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From Ralph and Brenda Walquist:
We loved Bob and Edel very much. They were always looking after us when we were learning to square dance. We so enjoyed square dancing with them, and were so sad when they had to give it up. He was always so fun and helpful. He will be greatly missed! Our prayers are with Edel, as she deals with the loss of her beloved companion.
From Barbara and Larry Morrison:
We remember Bob and Edel's trips to Salt Lake to the Brashers and NPS auctions. We purchased several cars and a 5th wheel from them and enjoyed their friendship and willingness to spend time with us. Many times they would stop on their way back home for a "family chat". He will be greatly missed.
From Lynn and Paula Watterson :
When I was a young man I was needing a winter job and Bob hired me to work on snowmobiles. During this time my wife and I had twin baby girls. Bob and his wife gave us two beautiful dresses that we had our girls blessed in. He and his wife were such kind and caring people. Bob set an example for his family and all who knew him. He was indeed a remarkable individual that gave much to his community and will be dearly missed.
From melvin posey:
Bob and Adel were good friends and neighbors . We were Square dancers together and traveled all over the country. They were excelent dancers .We really enjoyed them. When Bob was Bishop I was his Executive Secretary. Bishop Greer was a good Bishop and a great freind.
From Glenn and Barbara Kuder:
Bob was a very special man and will be missed by all we wish to leave our sincere sympathy to his wife and children we have many fond memories of him when we were in Arizona and at his home in Paul
From Rowedean (Head) Perreira :
I didn't have the chance to know Bob for long, but I can say without a doubt that he will truly be missed. It was an honor and a privilege getting to spend the last month caring for him. My deepest condolences go out to Edel and the rest of their wonderful family.
From Brian Barlow:
Ray and Lee, sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. He was a good man.
From Nina Jenks Osterhout:
A fine man has left us. I will always remember his kindness and willingness to take time to visit with me. I want to express my condolences to his wife, children and grandchildren. May the Lord bless you with comfort and peace.
From Bill Morrison:
Bob was a very close cousin off mine and we spent a lot of years enjoying our lives together. Our many fishing trips included Priest Lake-Blackfoot Reservoir-Island Park-Henry's Lake-Magic Reservoir-Lake Walcott-Salmon Falls Reservoir. We also spent many hunting trips together hunting Deer-Elk and Moose. These memories will always be cherished.
From Lottie Hurst :
He was such a kind man to deal with and loved visiting them here and in Arizona
From Gene Hansen:
Bob Greer was a great example of what an honest man should be. He was an honest man in his business, in his service to the Lord and he was a faithful companion to his wife. He was a great man of integrity, who was willing to do what he could for others. I appreciated his example and his desire to treat others like he would like to be treated. He is what I want to be when I grow up.

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