Aug. 27, 1955-July 25, 2022
Loy Dobson, our fun-loving husband, father, grandpa, son, brother, uncle, cousin, neighbor and pal, handed away at age 66 from issues of lately identified mesothelioma on July 25, 2022. He was surrounded by his household, often called his “Legacy of Love.” He was as distinctive as his identify and sometimes called the very best of the very best, hero, boss, favourite, lifetime of the occasion and the enjoyable one.
Loy was born on Aug. 27, 1955, in Fillmore, Utah, to Lester Alton Dobson and Loy Jean Bartholomew Dobson. He was quantity three of 5 kids. He was raised on the household farm in Holden, Utah, the place he discovered the worth of exhausting work, accountability and problem-solving. He graduated from Millard Excessive College, the place he beloved taking part in lots of actions and sports activities. However most significantly, he began courting the woman who would grow to be the love of his life.
They graduated collectively in 1973 and headed to Logan, Utah, to attend Utah State College. After a yr of school, Loy left for Sydney, Australia, to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He returned from his mission on Sept. 18 and married his highschool sweetheart, Carolyn Penney, on Dec. 18, 1976, within the Manti, Utah Temple. His love for his spouse and youngsters was evident in all he did.
Loy graduated from Howdent Institute of Dental Laboratory Expertise on Sept. 19, 1978. He then had an extended and rewarding profession within the automotive trade. He was not solely keen about automobiles however extra importantly about folks. His objective and need have been to have each worker depart a greater particular person than after they arrived. He was extra involved about folks than income. He at all times stopped to assist the person who was caught on the facet of the highway. When anybody provided to pay for his service, he advised them to pay it ahead and assist another person.
Loy beloved journey and exploring. He appreciated the majesty of nature and the grandeur of the good outdoor. Many enjoyable and memorable household outings have been spent at Fish Lake, Lake Powell and Zion. He made positive he and Carolyn explored each grime highway in between. He was at all times identified for taking the scenic route. There have been many different trip locations, however the principle factor was simply being with those he beloved essentially the most.
Loy was an lively member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in lots of assignments all through his life. His testimony was sturdy of our loving Heavenly Father and Beloved Son, Jesus Christ. He demonstrated his devotion by his many acts of quiet service.
Loy spent most of his life serving among the many youth and particularly beloved serving within the Younger Single Grownup program with Carolyn.
Loy’s loves included: Carolyn, youngsters, grandkids, automobiles, searching, boating and climbing. Carolyn at all times got here first in his life, and so they have been at all times collectively. He beloved fixing her breakfast in mattress each morning and infrequently had flowers delivered to her with tender notes of affection. They have been in a position to journey extensively and beloved visiting many alternative nations, studying about their tradition and mingling with the locals.
They loved each journey they took not essentially due to the situation however as a result of they have been collectively. His youngsters and grandkids meant the world to him, and he supported every one in any and all methods. His 10 grandchildren have been known as his “High 10” and he had a robust love and connection to every one. His recommendation to them can be to pay it ahead. Loy by no means thought the glass was half empty, nor half full; he at all times thought the glass was overflowing.
Loy is survived by his spouse Carolyn and their three kids Heather (Alex) Blazzard of Mesquite, Nevada, Denell (Jake) Durrant of Gilbert, Arizona, and Cody (Natalie) Dobson of Cottonwood Heights, Utah; his 10 grandchildren Mason, Taylor, Hattie, Lily and Davis; Delaney and Dane; Emmi, Conor and Ellis; eight grandpets, 5 turtles, two canines and one hamster; and two siblings Leslie Williams and Jeff Dobson (Janese).
Loy is preceded in dying by Lester Alton Dobson (father), Loy Jean Bartholomew Dobson (mom), Dennis Lester Dobson (brother) and Juliann Dobson (sister).
Visitation shall be Friday, Aug. 5, 6-8:00 p.m. at Spilsbury Mortuary – 110 S. Bluff Road, St. George, Utah.
Funeral providers shall be Saturday, Aug. 6, at 11 a.m., on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, St. James Chapel, 1095 E. St. James Lane, St. George, Utah. A viewing shall be held previous to providers 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Household and pals who’re unable to attend are invited to click on right here to view the funeral service.
Interment shall be on the Springdale Metropolis Cemetery, Springdale, Utah.
Loy’s household needs to specific gratitude to all of those that held a particular place in his coronary heart. Loy’s request to all can be to pay it ahead.
Preparations are below the course of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff St., St. George, 435-673-2454. Household and pals are invited to signal Loy’s on-line visitor e book.