Robert Alma Larkin, 77, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend passed away, Thursday, February 8, 2018, at home surrounded by his family and loved ones.

Born December 12,1940 to Max Stark and Bettye McClure Larkin in Salt Lake City, Utah. Married Rosalie Anderson, December 19, 1960 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Rosalie passed away April 22, 2004. Married Marleen Dent, December 28, 2004 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Marleen passed away May 12, 2015.

Bob graduated from East High in 1959 and from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1963, earning his MBA in 1964. He passed the CPA exams on his first try. He served in the US Army. Bob was a funeral director, working in the family business, Larkin Mortuary, for over 40 years.

He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, having served in many callings including Bishop of his ward and as a missionary with his wife Marleen in the Utah Salt Lake Mission. He was a member of the Sons of Utah Pioneers, Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants, Bonsai Club of Utah, Great Salt Lake Aquarium Society and the Wasatch Marine Aquarium Society.

Dad enjoyed spending time with his family. Bob loved to talk, he could talk to anyone about anything. He loved his HAM radios and often spoke to other HAMs all over the world. He loved marine and tropical fish, maintaining numerous aquariums at his home. He also loved to grow bonsai trees, caring for over 100 plants daily at his house.

Bob is survived by his children, Rob (Robyn), Lisa (John) West, Alison (Dave) Keddington, and David; 19 grandchildren; 6 ½ great-grandchildren; sister, Jane (Jim) Fischer; brothers, Ron (Sally) Larkin, Lance (Becky) Larkin; many brothers and sisters-in-law; cousins and numerous nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by his wife, Rosalie; wife, Marleen; grandchildren, Elizabeth and Mark West; great-granddaughter, Hope Larkin.

The family would like to thank his caregivers, Ondina Rodriguez, Jose Rodriguez and Liz Wright for all their loving care. Also, the many friends and neighbors who have helped Dad and David over the years.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 17th, 11 am, at the Foothill 1st Ward, 1933 South 2100 East. Friends and family may call Friday evening 6 to 8 pm at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple and Saturday at the ward from 9:30 to 10:45 am prior to services. Entombment, Larkin Sunset Gardens Mausoleum.


Funeral Service

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Foothill 1st Ward
1933 South 2100 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Services Handled By

Larkin Mortuary

Life Story Info

Post Date

Jun 26, 2019

Personal Info


Concerned about this Life Story? Please let us know.
NEXT Avery "Reb" ElRay Oxley Avery "Reb" ElRay Oxley