Robert Ray Dewey, 72, died after a prolonged illness on May 14, 2016 in Delta, Utah.
Robert was born on June 7, 1943 in San Diego, CA to Richard Royal Dewey and Rose Maxine (Alban) Dewey. In the eighth grade, Robert moved with his parents and brother to Van Nuys, CA where he attended and graduated from Birmingham High School in 1961. He attended Pierce College, Woodland Hills, CA. Robert married Carolyn Kelsey in 1964, and the couple had two daughters: Janell Christine and Melinda Suzanne. The couple later divorced. In 1976 Robert married Dana Hook, mother of three children: Gary Spell, Ken Spell and Julie Patti. They resided in Ventura, CA, Bakersfield, CA and Fillmore, UT. Robert worked in agriculture, real estate, mortgage banking and long distance transport trucking.
Robert is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Janell and Thomas Kays of Nevada City, CA; his daughter, Melinda Wiidanen of Rocklin, CA; stepson and wife, Gary and Susan Spell of Bakersfield, CA; stepson and wife, Ken and Carla Spell of Provo, UT; stepdaughter, Julie Patti of Fillmore, UT; grandchildren Brittney and husband Brian, Brian, Zack, Stephanie, Jake, Michael, Evan, Jade, Maxwell and Abigael; brother and wife, Richard Arthur Dewey and Carolyn Jo (Mayberry) Dewey of Newton, KS; mother-in-law, June Hook of Fillmore, UT; and former wife, Carolyn Kelsey of Grass Valley, CA. Robert is preceded in death by his wife, Dana Dewey; his parents, Richard Royal Dewey and Rose Maxine (Alban) Dewey.
Robert will be buried in a graveside ceremony at Fillmore City Cemetery on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Robert’s life. Flowers and condolences may be sent to Olpin Stevens Funeral Home, 55 W 200 S, Fillmore, UT 84631. Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com.