PRICE-Our loving husband, father, and special uncle, Robert S. Mallard, age 87, passed Oct. 19, 2008 at the Heirloom Inn in Price after a long illness. He was born Dec. 21, 1920 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Harvey W. and Elizabeth Coombs Mallard.
Married Frances Mezek, April 4, 1959 in Price, Utah; their marriage was later blessed in the Catholic Church.
Robert was a member of Acacia Lodge # 7 F. and A.M. of Salt Lake City. He was a member of Charles Fred Jennings Commandery, El Kalah Shrine, York Rite, and the Eastern Utah Shrine Club. He was an honorary member of Price Elk's Lodge # 1550, served as vice president of the Carbon Country Club, president of Dansante Dance Club, president of the Buckhorn Travelers of the Good Sam's Club and a member of the Slovenian Home in Spring Glen.
Robert honorably served his country in the US Army/Air Corp as a First Lt. during World War II. After leaving the military, he worked as a conductor for Denver and Rio Grand Railroad where he retired in 1980. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, spending time in Mesquite, Arizona, Scofield and visiting with his family and friends. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and will be dearly missed by all who loved him.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Frances Mallard, Price; son, Gary Paul Mallard, Greenville, SC; brother-in-law, Rudy (Shanna) Mezek, Price; sisters-in-law, Mary Smith, Cedar City, Irene B. Mezek, Price; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Harvey and Eugene Mallard.
Funeral service, Friday Oct. 24, 2008, 10.a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home, 233 East Main Street, Price. Family will be at Mitchell's Thursday evening from 6-7 p.m. and Friday one hour prior to services. Interment, Price City Cemetery, with military honors accorded by Price American Legion Post #3.
In memory of Robert, the family suggests contributions to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, Fairfax Road at Virginia Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84103.