ROBERTO - my father, my fan and my friend!
Roberto (Bob) Favero, 6/12/1926-4/6/2012, of Bakersfield, CA, was born to Giovanni and Hazel Favero, in Kanesville, Utah; the 7th of 14 children. Robert was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers. He is survived by his eternal companion, Carroll Jean Shanklin Favero, their children, Dayna Nichols (Steve) of Bakersfield, Jeff (Sheila) and Nate (Leti) of Ogden, UT. He is also survived by 8 brothers, 1 sister, 17 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. Robert was raised on the family farm and learned the value of hard work with a natural ability to fix anything. He developed his musical talents early and began singing as a small child at weddings and missionary farewells. As a young adult, he sang in the Ogden Tabernacle Choir. Robert served in the army during World War II. Upon his return, he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Great Lakes Mission, 1948-1950. While in Ohio, he met Carroll and they were married for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on November 3, 1950. He attended Weber College and finished his Banking & Finance degree at University of Utah. He worked at First Security Bank in Ogden and Brigham City, UT, where they raised their family. He put family first, travelling often across the country to visit his wife’s family. They later moved to Sacramento, CA and finally to Bakersfield. From 2001-2002, Robert served a mission with his wife to the Alabama Birmingham Mission. Robert was a man of God, service, and family. He was known for his faith and strong testimony of Jesus Christ. Those closest will remember his sense of humor, nicknames, and teasing. His family will remember Grandpa Bob as a loving, affectionate and playful grandpa and all knew of his love and confidence. A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 9, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 5500 Fruitvale Avenue. Visitation will be held at 12:00 p.m.
Robert will be buried in Ogden, Utah with funeral services held on Saturday, April 14.