Robert Frank “Bob” Shire, 64, died Nov. 14, 2015. He was born in August 1951 in Denver, Colorado, to Betty J. Tovrea and Leonard Shire. His first marriage was in Hawaii to Carolyn. His final marriage was in Oregon to Angelika.
Bob was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, until he was 15, when he and his Mom moved to his maternal uncle’s in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from J. Marshall High School (1969), a year early.
Enlisting at age 17, Bob joined the U.S. Coast Guard as a foul weather Boatswain Mate. He retired as Boatswain Mate First Class after 26 years of service, both active and reserves. He was dearly loved by his fellow Coasties.
Bob held a Bachelor of Science from Portland State University (’78) and a Masters of Science from University of Portland (’81).
Bob would see many occupations in his life, most significant was his service as a police officer for several years in both Portland, Oregon, and Los Angeles, California.
Bob was a man known for his sense of humor and kindness to those who knew him well. He was an extremely hard worker, even up to the day he died.
Bob loved homes. Buying, selling, renting and remodeling houses, especially ones he lived in. Bob enjoyed brightening other people’s day and always was quick to help a friend.
In the last years of his life, Bob took much pleasure in his young twin daughters with enduring storytelling and scriptures nightly, all snuggled up together. Bob loved nothing more than playing silly games with them, making up funny songs and yogurt-treat outings.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Angelika (Utah); children, Toshia (Eric Guardiola), Kaia, Skyler and twins Ashlynn & Bella; and grandkids, Ryan, Norah and Elle Guardiola. He is also survived by former wife Carolyn (Utah); daughters Stephanie (Corey Clawson), Tiffany Shire; grandkids Cody (Makenzie), Catie, Libby & Curtis Clawson and Ginger Manuela; and half-sister Nancy Shire-Popple (Colorado).
He was preceded in death by both his parents and his brother, Leonard Jr. (Colorado).
- Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George.
- There will be a viewing Thursday, prior to services, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
- Interment will take place in the Tonaquint Cemetery.
Arrangements have been made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454.