Robert Scott "Bob" Beers

1969 ~ 2020


Sept. 10, 2020
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2350 E. 1300 S. Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
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  • Robert Scott “Bob” Beers was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on February 8, 1969 and he was the beloved son of Gerrie (Duncan) Wallace. He left this Earth on September 1, 2020 after a tragic accident while driving home from Adel, Oregon. Bob spent the last week of his life meeting his biological mother, Sharyn Smith, and half sister, Sandy (Mike) Taylor, for the very first time. Bob went to East High School and graduated in 1987. He excelled at singing and was in the madrigals and acapella groups. Bob also ran track and field, and later qualified for the Boston Marathon after winning his age division in the St. George Marathon. He went on to serve an LDS mission in Lima, Peru. Even from a young age, Bob was a whole lot of fun. Whether it was spraying a hose inside his childhood home, dumping a full garbage can of golf balls down 900 South, smuggling a monkey home from Peru, or doing just about anything to give his mother a heart attack, you never knew what he would be up to next. Bob was not a saint, and he would be the first one to tell you that. He was a recovering alcoholic and made it his mission to find his brothers and sisters in the last 30 days of addiction. He had a magnetic energy that attracted the masses. Bob liked to remind us to not take life too seriously. He was known for tagging all his friends and family in his irreverent Facebook posts just to give them a laugh. He loved animals, and for a while he tamed horses. He loved being out in nature and touted his ability to “live off the land,” as he once did as a wilderness guide. He loved to play poker, ride motorcycles, and was a big fan of bagpipes. He was very proud of his Scottish heritage. Bob married the love of his life, Ramona Termaat, and he longed to visit her in Germany. Though they were a continent away, their love was unshakable. Bob is survived by his mother and step-father Gerrie and Duncan Wallace, sisters Natalie Lanham and Heather (Greg) Watts, and brother Brandon (Andrea) Beers. He also leaves behind his six children, Jacob (Amanda), Chandler, Mercedes, Hannah, Cooper, and Broc. He lives on in the memory of his nieces and nephews as their “crazy uncle Bob,” that was always the life of the party. He will be dearly missed by his many friends and the addiction recovery community. Bob is preceded in death by his father, Robert Covey Beers, and grandmother, Dorothy Cowan, and many other loved ones. Bob was not a man of formality, and as such he wouldn’t dare ask his friends to wear a suit and tie to his funeral. Bob would say, “sit back, drink some coffee, and don’t make this awkward!” In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Bob Beers Haven Scholarship Fund. A viewing will be held at Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary on Thursday, September 10th at 6:00 PM. A private funeral will be held Saturday, September 12th at 9:30 AM for family members and close family friends. A celebration of life will follow at This is the Place State Park on Saturday at 11:00 AM for friends. We ask that you please observe social distancing and wear masks during the celebration.

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    So sorry for your loss, Natalie and family! Sometimes endings come when you least expect it as it did with Bob. He reads ‘larger than life,’ and also seems to have been quite a character. I have no doubt that he will leave an enormous void in your family. There is nothing that will fill the void , except fond memories. The. heartache you are feeling will fade in time, but the memories never will!

    - Paul Maiden

    I was Bobby’s Sunday school teacher a thousand years ago. He was five years old. Absolutely adorable! A bundle of energy and life. I adored him. I’ll never forget him. My condolences to all of his family.

    - Liz Draper Steele

    Bob had a wonderful soul. Knew him in high school. So very kind and sweet. Kept contact on Facebook... when I was living in the south of France. We hoped to do a motorcycle cycle tour in Europe.........
    You will be missed my friend.
    To young to go, however never to be forgotten.
    All my condolences to his loved ones.

    - Jennifer Becker

    My love and all that my heart can hold goes to my beautiful, bright and amazing friend, and her brother Bobs love ones. As Natalie said to me, he was her heart, and to fill a heart the size of Natalie's would take a giant yet humble, loving and real soul. I know He will live on in many ways through you and what an extreme blessing that will be... so Natalie and your dear family, please know there are SO many who love and support you in these tough times. Loving and loving life to its fullest must be a wonderful family trait. So Much LOVE, thoughts, prayers and true sympathy and condolences go out to you all ❤️💜❤️

    - Julia Diane Hansen Vasilas

    Bob was such a real person. He was who he was and I admired him for that quality. He will truly be missed. My heart is with his family during this heartbreaking time❤️

    - Meredith Safman

    Dear Beers Family,
    I didn’t know Bob, but wish I had because of the things you chose to share about him. It sounds as if he spent much of his life being an example of living with a sense of adventure and fun. Thank you for your honesty about his long battles with alcoholism and especially his devotion to helping others recover.
    Your courage in sharing his struggles may very well help another person, even just one, who is trying to break away from the cycle of addiction.
    Bob died much too soon, and no doubt left a trail of hearts and challenges over many years. You are survivors yourselves.
    Your sharing is appreciated deeply.
    “We are all in the same boat on a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty.” G. K. Chesterton

    - Sherry McMullin

    Peace out Bob Beers. Always appreciated your big heart! East High class of 87

    - James Tobler

    Dear Gerrie, Natalie, Heather, Brandon and families:
    Saddened and shocked to hear of Bob's passing! We were happy to hear that he had taken positive action to turn his life around.
    It is really hard to lose a child. We really appreciate the love and concern you expressed when we lost Michele.
    Bob was always very warm and kind to us.He was a charming, talented and handsome young man
    We pray the Lord to comfort you during this most difficult time.
    Love, Bill and Denese Beers and Family

    - Bill and Denese Beers