Robert Lamar Egbert

On April 8, 2020, Robert LaMar Egbert returned peacefully to his Lord and to his beloved first wife, just shy of his 92nd birthday.

Robert was born to John Waldamore Egbert and Hazel Irene Wardle on April 11, 1928 in Union, Utah.

Robert served in Navy ROTC throughout his college years. Prior to graduation, He completed officer training in the Marine Corps. Then, he received a medical discharge from the Marine Corps due to severe Hypertension — a condition he dealt with most of his life. After being discharged from the Marine Corps, Robert was drafted and sent to fight in the Korean War. In the Army, he served and fought proudly in that war. He entered the war as a Private and returned home as a Master Sergeant.

Following Robert’s return home, he married his sweetheart, Lolita Mary Knighton, with whom he had three sons. He finished his Master’s Degree at University of Utah and became a widely respected geologist and worked at Phillips Petroleum.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Robert and Lolita raised their three sons near Golden, Colo. and later spent much time at their Bailey cabin.

After Lolita’s passing in 1999, Robert married Marjorie Donnelly, a close family friend. Robert was a wonderful father and husband, and full of smiles, and laughter. His grandchildren loved his stories.

He is survived by his second wife, Marjorie, and his three sons: Mark, Matt and Karl. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Due to the circumstances the family has not yet made arrangements for a service. These arrangements will be made as soon as conditions allow. The family is thankful to everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and love during this time.