Robert Lee Hales


Our beloved hus­band, father, grand­fa­ther and great-grand­fa­ther Robert Lee Hales passed away peace­fully on Mon­day, Nov. 21, 2016, at the age of 80 in San­taquin, Utah. He was, and will con­tinue to be, our ex­am­ple of faith, dili­gence and right­eous liv­ing. He truly loved and served his fam­ily and friends, both those around him and those who have pre­ceded him be­yond the veil.

Robert was born April 22, 1936, in Provo, Utah, the son of Leo P. and Ione Thomas Hales. He is sur­vived by his sis­ter Joan Fryer of St. Ge­orge, Utah, and brother Reed Hales (wife Kay) of Provo. On his re­turn home from serv­ing an LDS mis­sion in the West Cen­tral States Mis­sion, he mar­ried Bar­bara Joan Bar­row in the Salt Lake Tem­ple on Aug. 22, 1958.

Robert grad­u­ated from Provo High School in 1954 and then at­tended Brigham Young Univer­sity where he even­tu­ally earned three de­grees: Bach­e­lor of Science, Mas­ter of Re­li­gious Ed­u­ca­tion and Doc­tor of Ed­u­ca­tion. He taught Sem­i­nary in the Church Ed­u­ca­tional Sys­tem in Park City, Nephi and Bland­ing, Utah. He then re­turned to Provo and taught his­tory at Dixon Ju­nior High School for many years. He ini­ti­ated the first Ad­vanced Place­ment His­tory pro­gram in Provo at Tim­pview High School. He loved young peo­ple and tried to in­still a love of learn­ing in them. Af­ter leav­ing the pub­lic schools, he turned to real es­tate, even­tu­ally be­com­ing a Bro­ker and be­gin­ning his own com­pany, This Is The Place Re­alty. His last em­ploy­ment was at BYU as an ad­min­is­tra­tor in Con­fer­ences and Work­shops where he served for 20 years.

Robert served faith­fully in many call­ings in the LDS Church. Some of his fa­vorite call­ings were tem­ple worker, fam­ily his­tory spe­cial­ist, gospel doc­trine teacher and be­ing a mis­sion­ary.

Robert was pre­ceded in death by his son, Stephen A. Hales, and grand­son, Spencer S. Hales. He is sur­vived by his wife Joan and chil­dren: Calli Hales (widow of Stephen) of Provo; Mark (Ginean) Hales of San­taquin; Robert (Mary­lan) Hales of San­taquin; Mary Ann (Ja­son) Lindsey of Santa Clara; Scott (Jen­nifer) Hales of Seat­tle, Wash.; Lynette (Dale) Cave of High­land; Re­becca (Steven) Stokes of Los Alamos, N.M.; Deb­o­rah (Bran­don) Rhoads of Draper; Kim­ball (Laura) Hales of Lenexa, Kan.; James (Makala) Hales of Pasco, Wash. At the time of his pass­ing he had 61 grand­chil­dren and 20 great-grand­chil­dren.

Fu­neral ser­vices were held Nov. 26 in San­taquin. In­ter­ment was in the Provo City Ceme­tery. Share con­do­lences at www.brown­fam­i­ly­mor­tu­

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