In Memory of

Robert

Bruce

Fotheringham

Obituary for Robert Bruce Fotheringham

Robert Bruce Fotheringham passed away on February 26, 2024, at the age of 97. He was the son of Arnold Fotheringham and Zella Ireta Memmott Fotheringham. Bruce was born in Minersville, Utah, on January 20, 1927.

Bruce grew up on a farm in Minersville. His father died when he was just four years old. He was the youngest in the family of three brothers, Jack, Bill and Dixon, and one sister, Vvs. He enjoyed riding horses and swimming in the creek and various games and activities with his many friends.

Bruce attended Minersville Elementary School, and then Milford High School. He graduated from High School in 1945. He enlisted in the Navy and served in the Pacific on the USS Topeka, a light cruiser, for the remainder of the war.
He attended Utah State University in Logan and BAC (SUU) in Cedar City. While in a dance class, he met Marilyn Miles. They both loved to dance, and they danced the entire evening. After that she was the only one for him.
Bruce and Marilyn were married in the St. George Temple on September 17, 1949, and made their permanent home in Cedar City. They are the parents of four children - David, Robert, Debra and Scott.
Bruce was an active member of the LDS Church all his life. He was a scout master, taught Sunday School, and was a faithful Home Teacher/Minister. He enjoyed working as secretary of the High Priest quorum. He had a strong testimony through the years and was a good example to many who knew him.

Bruce worked at various jobs during his lifetime. Mainly, though, he worked for the Utah Highway Department in engineering, building roads, and for the Union Pacific Railroad as an engineer and fireman. He ran trains from Cedar City to Geneva, and Milford to Las Vegas. He also engineered trains for a time from Milford to Las Vegas on Amtrak.
Bruce enjoyed sports. He played football and basketball in high school and baseball in college. In college he was the champion boxer in his weight. Later in life he enjoyed watching sports on TV. He loved hunting. Deer season was a favorite time of year.
Bruce lived a long, rich life filled with all the best things. He was an example to his children and grandchildren of the blessings of work, thrift, and valuing family
In his final years, Bruce was cared for at home by Magali. She has been the kindest, most attentive caregiver the family could have hoped for. Her warmth and tenderness will always be remembered.
Bruce was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Elva Miles Fotheringham, his brothers, Jack, Bill, Dixon and a sister, Vvs (Harold) Baxter. Also 2 great grandsons, Miles and Jaden. He is survived by his children, David Bruce, (ShaRee), Robert Miles (Susan), Debra Marie (Jim Johnson), and Gary Scott Fotheringham. He has 18 grandchildren and 48 great- grandchildren.
There will be a viewing held on Saturday March 9, 2024, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the Cedar City 13th ward located at 725 South 1100 West in Cedar City Utah. Graveside services will follow at 11:30am at the Cedar City Cemetery.