Robert C. (Bobby) Orme passed away peacefully in Salt Lake City with his family by his side on Thursday, January 25, 2024. He was born on November 20, 1966, in Munich, Germany in the Army Hospital to Robert J. Orme and Sandra Bourne of Riverside, UT. He was a graduate of Bear River High School and attended Utah State University. He is survived by his parents, his six brothers, his four daughters, and two grandsons.
Bobby’s later years were challenging. He wasn’t dealt an easy hand and struggled with many things over the past 20 years due to schizophrenia, but those who knew Bobby would attest to his kind heart and love of lending a helping hand. Family, friend, or stranger; it didn’t matter to Bobby. He used many skills he learned in Boy Scouts and as an Eagle Scout to help those near him, and he honorably served our country in the Army National Guard for six years. He joyfully worked at a Boys Ranch for many years helping challenged youth. He went onto work in the construction industry and went on to start his own concrete business.
As with others who manage illnesses, Bobby is a testament that our trials and shortcomings in this life do not define us. Who we truly are is never boiled down to a diagnosis or label. Despite the diagnosis he was given, Bobby was a protector, loving dad, kindhearted stranger, and a hard worker. His daughters were the light in his life and his first aid skills, that he learned in scouting, were used often to help others.
We want to give a sincere and heartfelt Thank You to the nurses, doctors, and staff at the Holy Cross Hospital in Salt Lake City. They worked hard for Bobby and went the extra mile for him and his family as we grieved and said goodbye.
In lieu of flower arrangements, the family would suggest donations to be sent to the Weigand Homeless Resource Center in honor of Bobby. You can follow the link below and add a donation to the Salt Lake center. We encourage you to donate time or resources to your local homeless shelters.
“There is a serious need for the charity that gives attention to those who are unnoticed, hope to those who are discouraged, aid to those who are afflicted. True charity is love in action.” - President Thomas S Monson
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at 1 P.M. at the Riverside Cemetery.
In case of inclement weather, services will be held at the Belmont/Plymouth LDS Church (16925 N 5200 W, Garland, UT).