Robert Gene Good

Robert Gene Good

Feb. 18, 1949 – Dec. 23, 2020

Robert Gene Good passed away Dec. 23, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz., at the age of 71. He passed peacefully while surrounded by his family. 

Bob was the second of four children born to Joseph Howe Good and Agnes Louise Bookout Good. He was born on Feb. 18, 1949. He had an older brother, Gary, younger brother, Rusty, and a sister that passed away as an infant, Betty Jo.

He loved to work. He started working at a very young age. As a sophomore in high school, he took out his first loan to buy a small herd of cattle. He worked very hard farming and ranching with his family all through his teenage years. He loved working with cattle and horses, hauling and stacking hay and being in the great outdoors. He also enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. He graduated from Lovell High School in May 1968. 

He attended Ricks College, where he worked as a campus police officer and also spent time working for the Idaho Game and Fish Department. 

He married Debora Wardell on May 16, 1969, in the Idaho Falls Temple. In 1970, they started their family and had three daughters and one son, Bobbie Jo, Tia Cherie, Holly Dee and Jade. 

He spent several years serving as chief of police of Lovell and as a deputy sheriff, and working for the Wyoming Game and Fish. Those days he spent serving in law enforcement were his glory days. He had fond memories of that time. 

Later, he joined the family trucking business. Good Transportation had around 50 semi-trucks and hauled loads to 17 western states. They hauled livestock, wall board, lumber, etc. The trucking business was the mainstay for many years. 

As life changed, he had the opportunity to learn the trade of being a skilled brick layer. He joined AD Wardell Masonry crew. His talent can be seen at the school in Pinedale and the science building at Northwest College in Powell, to name a few. In 1997, Bob injured his back. He never fully recovered. It was a life changing event for him. 

Bob spent many days working in his yard and tending to his pet cows with his trusty border collie companion, Sierra. He took great pride in his yard. He loved all animals and enjoyed giving them lots of treats. 

He also served as a home teacher, primary teacher and building coordinator for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

In 2018, after a very hard year, they decided to move. His health was declining, and they made the hard choice to sell their home of 40 years and move to Arizona for the abundant sunshine and to be closer to their daughter. 

Bob is survived by his wife, Debora; children Bobbie Jo (Greg) Turley, Tia Cherie (Tony) Dammen and Jade (Brandi) Good; grandchildren Logan and Katie Turley, Dalton Croft, Gunnar Dammen and Aytch and Alyssa Good; one great-grandchild with one on the way; mother Louise; brother Rusty; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 

His father, Joseph Howe Good, brother Gary, sister Betty Jo and daughter Holly Dee preceded him in death. 

The funeral services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lovell on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at 11 a.m., followed by the burial at the Lovell Cemetery.