ST. GEORGE – Robert (Bob) Simillion, 87, passed away in a St. George hospital on Dec. 3, 2014 after a lingering illness. He was born in Mutual, Utah on February 16, 1927, the last of seven children born to J. Rocco and Mary Lazar Simillion. He grew up in Glenwood Springs, Colo. where he graduated from high school. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War 11 in the South Pacific.
He was a Colorado Highway Patrolman in Meeker and Steamboat Springs, Colo. following which he retired from the Rural Electric Agency in Steamboat Springs. He relocated in St. George for health reasons.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Kendra Palmer, two sons, Alan and Patrick, two sisters, Pamela Cotton and Josephine Borla, four brothers, Paul (a Naval World War 11 casualty), Norman (Buzz), Kenneth, and Ronald.
He is survived by his wife Carol, St. George; two grandsons, a great granddaughter, a brother-in-law, Walt Borla, Helper; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and step-children.
No immediate services are planned, he was cremated and his ashes will be buried in Meeker, Colo. with military honors this coming June.