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Robert Lawrence Cannon

Robert Lawrence Cannon

Male 1926 - 2013  (87 years)

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  • Name Robert Lawrence Cannon 
    Born 19 Jan 1926  Oakland, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Jul 2013  Lehi, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Robert Lawrence Cannon

      Robert Lawrence Cannon passed away July 9, 2013 in Lehi, Utah. He was born January 19, 1926 in Oakland, California, the only child of Laurence and Edith (Marston) Cannon. At the age of nine, he moved to Los Angeles with his mother, where he grew to maturity. He attended Los Angeles City College, Cal State University Los Angeles, the University of Southern California and Vanderbilt University, where he received a Master's in Divinity. He was married Nov. 4, 1949 to Esther M. Jessup, of Alhambra, California, with whom he had two children, Kathy and Ron. They were divorced in 1961.

      Bob spent most of his adult life in Southern California, except for a year in a Federal prison camp near Tucson as a conscientious objector, a year in Mexico doing alternative service with the American Friends Service Committee, and two years in Nashville, Tennessee attending theological seminary. He was a member of the Fellowship of Reconciliation and while in Nashville worked with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He served as a Methodist minister from 1957 to 1966.

      Robert married Eloise A. Chamberlin March 30, 1965. They had one daughter, Heidi. After his tenure as a pastor, Robert found employment as a probation officer for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. He joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1968. He retired in 1992 and moved to Lehi, Utah.

      Robert had a love of music, especially Mozart, and played the violin and piano. He had a quick and biting sense of humor, enjoyed history and had a facility with foreign languages, particularly French, Spanish and Japanese.

      Robert was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and one grandson. He is survived by three children: Kathy (Loren) Anderson of Cedar Hills, Utah; Ron (Katherine) Cannon of Ukiah, California; Heidi (Randy) Mecham of Lindon, Utah; fourteen grandchildren; and twenty-two great-grandchildren.

      Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 15, 2013 at the Lehi City Cemetery, 1100 North 400 East, Lehi, Utah. Friends may call at the Sunset 2nd Ward Chapel, 721 West 2100 North, Lehi, Utahfrom 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to services at the cemetery.
    Person ID I11415  Henry Grow Family
    Last Modified 27 May 2016 

    Family 1 Eloise Allie Chamberlin,   b. 1 Feb 1924, Tooele, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 2013  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 30 Mar 1965  Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 May 2012 
    Family ID F3914  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Esther Marie Jessup,   b. 1929,   d. 2007  (Age 78 years) 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 28 May 2016 
    Family ID F5226  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Jan 1926 - Oakland, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Mar 1965 - Santa Clara, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Jul 2013 - Lehi, Utah Link to Google Earth
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