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Robert J. Mower

Staff WriterMay 16, 2019


Robert J. “Bob” Mower returned to his Heavenly Father on May 11, 2019. He was born May 4, 1929 in Provo, Utah to Edgar J. and Luella Catherine Mower. Bob grew up in Provo and graduated in 1947 from Provo High School. From there he went on to BYU where he sang tenor in the Madrigal Choir. During this period of time he was serving in the National Guard. The Korean War had started and his unit was called out to serve overseas. He was trained as staff sergeant in communications repairing radios from 1950-1952. He was a proud veteran and loved his country. Bob met his wife Orlinda Wright when he returned to Provo after serving in Korea. They were married July 7, 1953 in the Manti Temple. Bob then returned back to BYU and received his Bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1955. He also holds a Master’s degree from the University of Washington with an emphasis in direct bank leasing. His thesis was used for improved operating procedures at the Bank of America where he worked at the time.

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