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1932 Bob 2023

Robert Sidney Hosking

March 27, 1932 — September 3, 2023

Bountiful, UT

Robert Sidney Hosking passed away peacefully in his home on September 3, 2023. Born on March 27, 1932, He was the only child of Josephine Wilson and Sidney Russell Hosking.  The family spent much of his young life in mining towns near Boise, Idaho. At his father’s passing when he was only 12 years old, Bob learned from a young age to work hard and fix almost anything that needed fixing. He rebuilt cars, cooked meals, and dutifully delivered groceries at the nearby market.

Considered a master of many things, Bob was more legend than man. He wrestled in college at Utah State University, served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in England, fought honorably in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, built his own helicopter company from the ground up and traveled the country as an airshow celebrity. Bob was also an accomplished carpenter who built handcrafted gifts for family, a chef who made gourmet meals, and a daredevil who rode his Harley-Davidson motorcycle well into his 80s.

Just to name a few.

But the highlight of his life was when Bob married Carma Annette Black in the Salt Lake City Temple on August 26, 1954. The couple raised three boys – Scott, Craig, and Kenneth - who grew up as boys should, fishing, flying, and traveling. He passed on the lessons of hard work he had learned at a young age to his own boys– a value that continues to be instilled in the next generation.

Bob's incredible work ethic, unwavering bravery, and unparalleled precision in everything he did earned him admiration from all who knew him. His wife said it best, “Everybody needs a BOB like ours!”

He is preceded in death by his wife, Annette, and great-grandson, Kayson Shelton. He is survived by his sons, Scott (Kim), Craig (Becky), and Ken (Rolayne).

Funeral services honoring Bob’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building, 1800 Mueller Park Rd., Bountiful, Utah where a viewing will be held Saturday afternoon from 1:00-1:45 p.m. prior to services.

Services will be streamed live on the Russon Mortuary & Crematory Facebook page and on this obituary page.

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Saturday, September 9, 2023

1:00 - 1:45 pm (Mountain time)

Church of Jesus Christ Meetinghouse

1800 Mueller Park Rd, Bountiful, UT 84010

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Funeral Service

Saturday, September 9, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Mountain time)

Church of Jesus Christ Meetinghouse

1800 Mueller Park Rd, Bountiful, UT 84010

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