Robert Anderton Obituary (1972 – 2022) – Salt Lake City, UT
Robert Terry Anderton (Rob)(Robbie)(Skeeter), of Salt Lake City, Utah, born on August 31, 1972.
His golden free-spirited heart stopped beating on September 5, 2022.
Making it to the age of 50 years old, he had fought his fight with humour, strength, and determination.
In 2020 he developed medical complications, then was sadly diagnosed with heart failure. Rob’s illnesses were only a gift of love, because it allowed time to gather those he loved and say goodbye. His dying wishes were to have an opportunity to say goodbye to all of his children. With tearful eyes we watched him fade slowly: however, his energy, bright eyes, infectious laugh and humor lasted right up until the very end. ‘hehehe’
Rob grew up in Taylorsville, Utah. Raised in his father’s home with his older sister Stephanie, and two younger brothers, Ryan and Evan.
Rob and his sister Stephanie, were the closest of siblings, making unforgettable times together from childhood, to raising kids together in their young adult years. You name it, they were always enjoying the highlights. You know that saying? “I can make fun of my family, but you can’t make fun of my family!” Yes, they were each other’s supporters growing up.
He was SO smart he graduated Taylorsville High School Early (89′).
He was a restless child and shared that in school, he would finish his assignments quickly, he may have outsmarted some of those teachers! ‘hehehe’
After high school this ‘big city’ boy traveled down to the ‘small town’ of Hurricane, Utah to stir up trouble and have some fun with the local students that were still in school. This is when he first met and overtime fell in love with Susannah Lynn Farr.
Rob and Susannah married soon after in Zion National Park June 28 (91) and together they had 3 beautiful children. Kaelee Cheree (91), Seth Terry (94), and Ethan Robert (99).
During their marriage they started by making ends meet, blasting music in the fast car rides or at home, raising their kids out of control, making homemade chicken noodle soup and cookies, had huge spoiled Christmas’s, took road trips, camping trips, went out on the town, and built their little family and business together. Many great friends alongside them the whole way. Rob and his wife had many highlights throughout their 13 years together.
Rob enjoyed many adrenaline seeking activities and fun hobbies.
Some included: blaring music to deafen ears, speeding, four-wheeling, mudding, snow and water sports, paragliding, roller coaster rides, camping, breaking wind ‘HEHE’, and bringing people to tears of laughter!
He invented new ways of doing things, and was always bending the rules.
We all describe him as the most funny friend and relative we’ve ever had!
Rob was Rob.
He was a comedian, car enthusiast, movie and music lover, fascinating conversationalist, hard worker, instigator, lawbreaker, and creator.
Rob was hilarious, and a very intelligent guy!
His charismatic personality could sell anything.
He started selling Rainbow & Filter Queen Vacuums in St. George, and Salt Lake City, Utah.
He also was so passionate and knowledgeable about computers. He started building and selling computers as ACT Computing (Anderton Computer Technologies) from home. Rob was able to become a successful business owner, like his father Terry was, and taught him to be. Rob’s first storefront was in West Valley, then it moved into the Cottonwood Mall in Salt Lake City renamed as Tech Works & Mr. ON-SITE computer repair.
Rob and his wife later divorced. Along the next chapters, there came some disheartening challenges to his big loud and proud way of living life.
He some time afterwards relocated to live in Florida temporarily where his sister also lived.
Returning back to live in Salt Lake City shortly after met his friend and girlfriend Michelle. They together had a son, named Braxton Nathan Anderton (2010). He loved them so very dearly.
We acknowledge that many people loved Rob. When you feel lost in grievances for him please try to remember that he wants you HAPPY! Remember the ways he’d make his presence known, never letting you take life seriously at all!
If you were lucky enough to know Rob, no one can forget his energetic slapstick performances, brilliant mimicked voices and silly faces he always made!
His never ending LAUGH ‘Hehehe, he hee’ his smile, dirty or practical jokes, teasing, pranks, many stunts, his kindness, free spirit attitude, racing mind and stories, long letters, long social media posts, phone calls & voice- mails.
Even with the unique challenges Rob faced in his life we will always adore and cherish his golden heart and vibrantly colorful soul. He will always be a legend of his own kind. Doctors shared with him just how impressed they were with his heart, mostly only working at 9% capacity for such a long time. He tried his best to live as long as possible! He was still walking when he barely could, even stealing a wheelchair once from the hospital to leave AMA!
Sharing a bit of what Rob wanted us to hear;
His advice to the world was to,
Slow down, stop to smell the roses before it’s too late. I love you all very much and don’t forget me!
Rob will never be forgotten! Are you kidding?!
The family would like to thank all the medical staff who were in care for Rob. I’m tellin’ ya!
As well as a few friends, and family for being by his side in the last of his hardships.
Children: Kaelee Cheree, Seth Terry, Ethan Robert, and Braxton Nathan Anderton
Former Wife: Susannah Lynn Farr Anderton
Father D. Terry Anderton(Ginger)
Mother Sharon Davidson
Sister: Stephanie Lee Anderton Nutt, Brother in law: Steve Nutt
Brady (Melissa), Brittany, Bailee
Brothers: Ryan Anderton (Clarice) Evan Anderton
Grandparents: Richard and Colleen, John and Marie
Aunts and Uncles: Larry, John, Steve, Diane, Cathy, Linda, preceded in death by Dixie, All his cousins, nieces and nephews
Father in Law: Dennis Farr (Melanie Farr) (Cathy Farr) Chelsea, Ashlie, Braden Farr
Brother and Sister in Laws:
Jesse, Celia, Jace
SO MANY MORE AMAZING FRIENDS AND WALKS OF LIFE!
To celebrate our silly Rob’s life, we will meet on October 4, 2022 5pm-10pm
Clubhouse of Apartments:
Chandler Pointe at South Mountain
14874 Quarry Point Lane
Draper, Utah 84020
Come as you are! This will be a disco party!
We will have a good time sharing memories and condolences with all who knew him and will be missing him so much.
Casual, or dress up in whatever fashion or non fashionable attire you choose!
Published by Independent Professional Services Mortuary & Crematory – Salt Lake City on Sep. 23, 2022.