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Valley of the Sun Mortuary and Cemetery

10940 East Chandler Heights Rd, Chandler, AZ

OBITUARY

Robert Lynn Henry

October 15, 1950January 7, 2020

Robert Lynn Henry, aged 69, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in Gilbert, AZ surrounded by his family. Robert (Bob) was born on October 15, 1950 to Joseph and Mary Lou (Hines) Henry in Greeley, CO.

He graduated from Salida High School (Colorado) in 1968 and continued his education at Western Colorado University, studying Business and Accounting. Bob had a very successful career in the construction industry and most recently worked as a Territory Sales Manager for Orepac Building Products until he retired in 2018.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary Lou Henry and his first wife, Nancy Lee (Stengel) Henry whom he was married to for 30 years.

Bob married Darla Mae (Pulley) in 2015 and they remained together until his death.

Bob loved the Lord and because of that he lived life to the fullest. He was active in team sports, including basketball, hockey, and softball. He was never idle and loved to take part in any type of physical or outdoor activity. He could fix or build just about anything and built several homes during his life, including a log home for his parents in Colorado. He enjoyed spending time on the farm in Colorado along with camping, hiking, salmon fishing, snow skiing and loved his cabin near Flagstaff, AZ which he called his “happy place.” He was a giving and selfless person who always put others ahead of himself and had a way of making anyone he came in contact with feel special and like family with his warm smile and amazing hugs.

He was a loving husband and an amazing father and “Papa” to his children and grandchildren, and he will be dearly missed.

Bob is survived by his wife Darla, his daughter Lori, two sons, Michael and Jason, four grandchildren, Kaylin, Kile, Connor, and Hannah, two great grandchildren, Adalee and Kinsley his brothers William, Donald, Brian, and Michael, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends.

A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, January 17th at 11:00am at:

The Oasis Church 4875 S. Greenfield Rd Gilbert, AZ 85297

A graveside service will follow at:

Valley of the Sun Cemetery 10940 E. Chandler Heights Rd Chandler, AZ 85248

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Graveside Service Friday, January 17, 2020

Memories

Robert Lynn Henry

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Karl Wagner

January 16, 2020

You were a great guy, only wish I could have known you better.
RIP Bob
Karl

Glenna Clement

January 15, 2020

I loved Bob and Nancy , I’m so sorry to see that he is gone. I enjoyed visiting with him at graduations and weddings. We”ll keep the family in our prayers

Judy Paquette Starbuck

January 12, 2020

My dad Fred Paquette always considered Bob’s dad Joe Henry one of his favorite friends. This was while the Henry family lived in Salida. They were such a nice family.

I remember a donkey that Dad had, and somehow, I think Joe had something to do with that crazy donkey ending up at our place.

Sincere condolences to Bob’s family.

Harold and Judy Starbuck
Salida, Colorado

Bob Westby

January 12, 2020

Dear Mike and family,
I first met Bob when he was selling locks for Weslock. He went to work at Mallco where he was a customer of mine for many years. When he went to work at Huttig, I was a supplier as well. Even at lumber products he was a customer of mine. That span was over 35 years. Bob and I spent many, many days traveling the territory calling on customers. We also spent many, many times out on the golf course. I’ve always loved and respected Bob for the person he was, honest, true and respectful. You always knew where you stood with Bob. He will always be known as one of the good old boys in our industry and he will be missed a lot. I’m privileged to have known him and to have spent much quality time with him as well.
Bob was a believer and he will always be a brother in Christ with me.
Love and prayers to your family.
Bob Westby

Deb Liljedahl

January 11, 2020

Such wonderful memories! I haven’t seen you in years, but you were a awesome sweet man, 21 year old boy when I knew you. Sending prayers of peace and blessings to your family.

Steve and Holly Hill/Thomas

January 11, 2020

So sorry to hear you lost the gallant fight. We know you liked to build things so wherever you are build a great mansion and Rest in Eternal Peace.

Judy Cox

January 11, 2020

Darla. I am deeply sorry for your loss. I know you both loved each other so much. My prayers will continue for you.

Bob Rauscher

January 11, 2020

I have such fond memories of Bob. He was such a caring man with a beaming smile, kind eyes and quiet confidence. He was always so encouraging to me and was such a powerful example of care for Nancy. He also served as an example of faith and courage in his own battle. He will be missed and is sure to be missed by many but is now in the presence of his Savior. My deepest condolences to Darla and the entire family.

I. Roberto Eisenmann III

January 11, 2020

Debbie Thomas

January 11, 2020

I’m so thankful to have gotten to know Bob thru his wife Darla over the past 5 years. Rarely do you meet a man so kind, hard working, compassionate and humble. He had a zest for living life to the fullest and loved being outdoors. I got the chance to hike for miles with he & Darla in Munds Park one time and see the cross he had constructed, that is a precious memory. Bob is safe in the arms of Jesus now and for that I am thankful but will miss his giant smile and soft heart.❤️

FROM THE FAMILY