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Fillmore 1st & 4th Ward Chapel
Saturday May 21st, 2016

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Robert Ray Dewey

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. 

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I was sent the obituary today from a sister in Washington about Bobby; he is my nephew.
We were very close to aunt Mickey and uncle Dick maybe because they were the only
boys in the Dewey clan. I was one of 6 sisters. My dad really enjoyed visiting them and
the picnics we would have.
We are truly sorry for your loss and send our heartfelt condolences and prayers to you and your family.
If you wish to correspond please use the email address above or you can write to me
at 2139 Whiteash Ave., Clovis, CA 93619

God Bless
Jim and Leah Ray Bangs

Leah Ray (Dewey) Bangs Jun 3 2016 12:00 AM

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A FRUIT AND GOURMET BASKET was ordered on May 20, 2016

Expression of Sympathy May 20 2016 12:00 AM

Bob pop you meant a lot to us and our kids. You were always so easy going and encouraging to everyone. Thank you for all the memories and love you you gave us , especially for being a grandpa to my babies. I am happy to know that you are at peace and with Nana. I can't think of one of you without the other. Love Jac

Duke and Jackie Eskew May 17 2016 12:00 AM

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A TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent on May 17, 2016

We celebrate your life and graduation into the Lord's presence, dear brother! There remain lots of vivid memories of special times. God's peace to those of us who remain. Love you! Rich and Carolyn and Family

Expression of Sympathy May 17 2016 12:00 AM