Robert Kenneth Runyan

1934 ~ 2022

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, Robert Kenneth “Bob” Runyan, loving husband and father of four children, passed away at the age of 87.

Bob was born on September 27, 1934, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Kenneth Johnson Runyan and Josephine Bingham Runyan. Bob was a lover of cars and a great mechanic who was trusted because of his honesty and transparency. On November 26, 1961, he married Janet Nona Moss. They raised four sons, Michael, Stephen, Kenneth, and Paul.

A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. Bob was a very down-to-earth man with very simple tastes. He enjoyed working with cars and fixing anything that needed fixing. He loved hamburgers, amusement parks, roller coasters, late night talk shows, road trips, Branson, Missouri, but most of all he loved Janet. It was and always will be Janet. He was known for his dry humor, infectious laugh, and his kind and compassionate spirit.

Bob is survived by his wife, Janet, three sons: Michael (Roberta), Stephen (Dana), Kenneth (Sue), 13 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by parents, sister Joyce and his son Paul.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah. A visitation will be held from 9:30 – 10:30 am prior to the services.


Sorry to hear about your dad passing, he was always such a class act. Although we hate to lose family and friends, I’m glad for his relief of the pains of his mortal body.

Given your mom’s current health I hope that she can soon join him, I’m certain that they will have a happy reunion soon.

Please let us know if we can help you with getting things done.

Please express our thoughts and prayers to your family.


- Kirk Tyler

Bob was the kindest, shyest man. He would help anyone in need. All you had to do was ask him a question about a car, and if you needed help he was there. We will miss seeing him mowing his lawn, or fixing a sprinkler or working on a car in his garage. Condolences to Janet, Steve, and the rest of the family. They are what you call GOOD Neighbors.

- Violet Averett

Bob was the best darn friend a guy could ever want! I worked with Bob since 1981. You hardly ever saw him out of his uniform with name "Bob" proudly displayed on it no matter what day of the week. I'll forever treasure the stuff he taught me. Heidee and I visited them about 6 weeks ago and all Bob really had to say that day was that he had the Best wife a man could ever want or ask for with tears running down his cheeks. He loved you Janet. Runyan's you are all in our prayers and thoughts.

- Brett L Lindsey

Our dear friends and neighbors for
42 years are truly missed.
We traveled together, played cards together, and helped each other when needed. We love them dearly, and
pray for Janet thru this time, and the
entire family. Steve, you have been an amazing Son! So proud of you ♥️

- Mike & Anita Morrison