Obituary: Robert Wayne Berrett

Robert Wayne Berrett
Aug. 9, 1930~March 20, 2017
Robert Wayne Berrett was born Aug. 9, 1930, in Park City, Utah to George Albert Berrett and Etta Alice Walke. He was the youngest in a family of eight children. Robert grew up on a ranch in the Altonah, Utah, area. He loved riding his horse into the high mountains to herd the cattle. Robert married his childhood sweetheart Phyllis on Sept. 8, 1950, and later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on Sept. 28, 1950.
Robert and Phyllis came to Rangely in July 1951 to work for Moon Lake Electric. Within a few years he was hired by Chevron and he worked for 30 years for the company. Robert enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping with his precious family. He loved wild horse chasing and cutting firewood with an axe. In his early years he and his wife enjoyed playing music in a band. Robert played the drums and Phyllis the piano. As his children grew older they had a family band and Robert played the guitar. He held many callings in the LDS church such as bishop, bishop’s counselor, high councilman and mission leader. He spent many hours driving the youth and the missionaries around the state and region. He and his wife were always so willing to contribute financial support to the missionary program of the church. He spent countless hours working on the church farm in Rangely. He was a key factor in obtaining the funds to build the Rangely Ward Chapel.
Robert is survived by his wife Phyllis of 66 years. Daughter Vicki (Jeff) Jensen of Littlefield, Ariz.; son Mark (Pamela) Berrett of Rangely; daughter Sherree (Les) Andersen of Pinedale, Wyo., son Baylen (Carisa) Berrett of Rifle, Colo.; 14 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings and 2 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Monday, March 27, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the Rangely LDS Chapel. Family will greet friends prior to services. Burial in the Rangely Cemetery. Services entrusted to Blackburn Mortuaries, 435-789-2611.